It is no exaggeration to say that within one hour of the Lumsden Motel, you will find yourself in some truly amazing places!
Lumsden is the gateway to the Southern Lakes, Fiordland National Park and the Southern Scenic Route. One hour from Queenstown airport, Te Anau, Manapouri and Invercargill, forty five minutes to Gore.
Set in the remote wilderness of southern New Zealand, the Around the Mountains Cycle Trail offers a truly unique experience for those seeking to venture off the beaten track. It's a trail of contrasts – from the energetic adrenalin-seekers paradise of Queenstown to absolute tranquillity as you traverse the agricultural hinterland of Southland.
The Southland Plains are bisected by four major rivers: the Aparima, Waiau, Oreti and Mataura. However, these represent just the starting point in a huge variety of fishing opportunities throughout the province. Southland lakes offer some superb fishing opportunities, particularly for rainbow trout. In addition, the scenery in the region is spectacular.
Situated in the Old Railway Station the Five Finger Craft Shop is filled with a wide variety of locally handmade crafts. Such things as knitted wool jerseys, scarves, socks and hats, as well as ceramics, jewellery, quilting, art, baby items, soaps, Kiwiana, christmas and wooden products and many more items as well. In addition they have a great range of guides and travel brochures in their Information Section.
A flat easy walking 9-hole course that is well worth a visit. Surrounded by farmland, this course gains its degree of difficulty from well placed trees. The greens will provide a variety of skill requirements and the well placed shot will be rewarded.
Lumsden used to be a major railway junction with lines departing to all four points of the compass. The Lumsden Railway Station is currently being developed as a train museum and precinct. A number of old carriages, trains and artifacts have been purchased and restored and more are planned for the future.