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Kokonga Lodge

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33 Kokonga - Waipata Road | Central Otago, Ranfurly, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kokonga Lodge is the jewel in the crown. Dorothy and Malcolm are welcoming and totally service orientated. If you want first class accommodation, some top class New Zealand hospitality and fantastic local knowledge, delicious food and top quality service then book early to secure your stay at this TOP rail trail lodge. Our stay was very enjoyable, very comfortable and... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Really beautiful lodge with wonderful hosts. Stayed one night with my two 20 year old sons and my husband whilst doing the rail trail in January. Arrived hot and went for a swim in the water hole on the property - just gorgeous. That evening had a truely wonderful home cooked three course meal. Great!

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Thank Louise087
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Thank you to both Dorothy and Malcolm for your hospitality again. This was a returning visit for us, previously stayed at Kokonga in 2012 and said then we would return. Kokonga is a beautifully kept lodge with plenty of space to relax after a long day riding the Otago Rail Trail, or even if you are just passing through. We... More 

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Isle of Man
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Kokonga Lodge is a great place to stay whether completing the rail trail or not (I was). Dorothy and Malcolm are super hosts who made my brief stay enjoyable with their interesting stories and local information. The views across to the mountains and surrounding areas are breathtaking. I elected to have the evening meal (there is nowhere else nearby to... More 

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Thank iamallovertheplace
Mansfield, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Nicely themed rooms with views, very warm hosts and had the place to ourselves in the early season. A great welcome after a bike ride. We showered then had a nice cold drink and sunbaked on the verandah overlooking the Kakanui Mountains with snow on top. We had booked the 3 course meal and were happy we did as it... More 

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Thank Linda D
Brisbane Region, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

If you are planning to ride the Otago Rail Trail I highly recommend this as a overnight stop and dinner. Beautiful, large, clean rooms, warm hosts and a spectacular meal. Fire roaring on a cool evening. Snow capped mountains in the distance. Thank you Dorothy and Malcolm.

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Thank elizamcdee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Beautifully appointed rooms, warm hosts, fabulous food. If you want a great rail trail stay - this is the gem on ours - great lodge with wonderful views and garden. Breakfast was superb and thoughtful care given to all guests requirements.

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Thank Sarah and David H
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Kokonga Lodge was a wonderful end to our trip on the rail trail. The hosts Malcolm and Dorothy were very friendly and welcoming. The setting was very tranquil and relaxing with beautiful gardens surrounding the lodge and we loved the panoramic views. Our room was great, well maintained and a comfortable bed. Our evening meal was the best we had... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We were met at Wedderburn by the owner and transported back to their lovely lodge nestled between the mountains. Dinner that evening was the best we had on our trip...until we had our second dinner at Kokonga Lodge the following evening. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our time there and would like to return with friends and family next... More 

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Thank Jens M
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Hosts seem to have no idea how to make guests truly welcome. Not a warm inviting place , in fact we felt as we were a nuisance. The morning we left we found our shoes (which we'd been required to take off even before we were greeted the night before) had stayed outside in the rain and cold all night.... More 

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Thank Katy145
Dorothy P, Owner at Kokonga Lodge, responded to this review

Katy145 We are very sorry you had to set off on the rail trail in wet shoes. We do politely request that guests remove their wet and/or dusty, gritty biking shoes on arrival and these are left by the entrance under the verandah where even if it does rain they cannot get wet. However if the weather is cold, damp... More 

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