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Mokihinui Road | Seddonville, Westport 7891, New Zealand
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Rough and Tumble Bush Lodge
Ranked #9 of 17 Westport B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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San Jose, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012 via mobile

I recently took a tour of the S Island with my family and the Rough and Tumble was without a doubt the most memorable stay we had. When our guide first took us off the beaten path and onto that bumpy dirt road we were skeptical ( we even had to drive through a creek! ) But where else would... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2011

We were fortunate enough to spend 2 days alone at the lodge for our honeymoon in August 2009 (I know, I got to this review a little too late). it was low season and not many travelers were out at this time. Susan and Weasel were the MOST accommodating and wonderful hosts we have had during any of our travels.... More

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Nelson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2011

Rough and Tumble Lodge takes its name from a river that runs nearby, but there is nothing rough and tumble about staying here. My husband and I and our two children (8 and 10) have just had 3 days in an outstanding bush setting by a river on the West Coast of NZ. The entire time could have been spent... More

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Sentosa Island, Singapore
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42 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2011

We stayed here for a few nights during a 3-week long trip to New Zealand in mid-December. Although the lodge is literally in the middle of nowhere, that is part of its appeal. It is increadibly peaceful and relaxing. (It is also pretty impressive that Weasel and Susan built the place themselves). Rought & Tumble is the sort of place... More

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sydney
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2011

returned to rough and tumble for christmas 2010, and it's better, if anything--weasel and justin welcomed us back like old friends, food (thank you andrew and laura and sam) of a high standard, a great walk up the mokihinui on christmas day, and pleasant and interesting other guests--the usual weather adding piquancy. we might end up being regulars!

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Shanghai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2010

Our family thoroughly enjoyed two nights at Rough and Tumble. The lodge itself is a beautiful log home with a lodge (rooms) off the back. The staff was so friendly and food was OUTSTANDING! There is so much to do outside. They provide bikes, kayaks, guided hikes, etc. all in the price of the stay. Highly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2010

I didn't realise just how out of the way it was!: follow the road until it runs out continue along the dirt track 5km and cross a ford, turn left and eventually it appears - nestled in the crook of the Mohinui River. Susan Cook, the owner bounced out and eagerly showed us around: our room had a mezzanine double... More

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Pershore
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2010

We stayed at Rough and Tumble for 3 nights and received 5-star treatment - we were the only guests at that time but I get the impression that even with a full house everyone would feel very well looked-after. I'd fully endorse all the positive comments by other reviewers - this place is wonderful, in a unique location, and Susan... More

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Sydney
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2010

This purpose-built Lodge accommodation is just terrific! Located right on the river, and offering a completely secluded location yet with the hospitality of wonderful hosts, you can't help but wonder where the rest of the world is! The Lodge has an American frontier feel to it, with a down-to-earth communal dining and living area which is open plan yet really... More

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sydney
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2010

so thrilled by the watery but warm welcome, fire, great food, conversations, advices and the best river flooding we are ever likely to witness. i'd be back in a flash

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Address: Mokihinui Road | Seddonville, Westport 7891, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 5

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