3 MOUNTAINS 1 DESTINATION
This Is Our Story
Mt Lyford Adventure Park & Lake Stella Mountain Retreat operate on a private mountain park spanning over the 3 mountains Lyford, Terako & Tinline in the Amuri Ranges, North Canterbury. The property is owned and operated on by the Simpson Family who founded the area and who also operate the Ski Area in the Terako Basin.
We offer self-guided mountain access from the mountain access gate in summer, transport up the mountain for mountain biking, hiking, skiing or skating, on mountain accommodation with huts and their own wood fired bath tubs all year round, Dark Sky Mountain Tours on request, a Private Ski Hiking Area over 2 Basins in Winter, Ice Skating on Lake Stella or our ice skating rink and snowshoe & pole hire to hike Stella Basin in Winter.
A mountain access pass must be obtained per person to enter the Mt. Lyford Adventure Park Area and we can cater to most groups or individuals.
We have 27km of trails and roads to hike and bike on the mountain with breath taking views in all directions and a vertical drop of 1332m Peak to Pub.
We can also arrange access for 4wds and some 2wds to come up for tours or easier walking hiking and biking access in summer when mountain access passes are purchased.
Contact us for more information and detailed weather and track conditions for the area we have great knowledge of the area and are happy to help with any questions and advise on the best zones for the day.
What Makes Us Special
Local Expert Drivers
Local drivers live and love the mountains they get to roam.
Exclusive Access over Three Mountains
Access into 3 beautiful mountains with views of the coast, plains and the Alps
Hidden Gem Destination
Mt. Lyford is considered a hidden mountain paradise between Hanmer Springs and Kaikoura a great place to get away and roam or ride, stay and relax.
“Thanks for the amazing stay! Incredible vista, amazing facilities, really friendly service from Tim - jack of all trades! Absolutely loved it!”
“Great location. Amazing view. Perfect for a getaway. ”
“Epic stay! This place is one of a kind. After a good day up on the mountain, relax down by Stella lake right on your doorstep and watch the sunset and sink a few coldies. Thanks Tim everything was great and definitely will be back.”
“Not all those who wander are lost.”
Ask Us Anything
413a Old Beach Road, Kaikoura
51 Terako Terrace, Lyford
Lake Stella 102 Mt Lyford Drive, Mt Lyford
Phone Tim on 027 629 8083 Phone Tess on 027 259 5865