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Kokonga Lodge

33 Kokonga - Waipata Road | Central Otago, Ranfurly, New Zealand
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Malcom collected us from the Hyde café. We arrived at the beautiful Kokonga lodge with fantastic views of the countryside. We relaxed with a ice cold beer before we were treated to a fine dinning experience.. the best meal on or off the trail. Dorothy is a great cook!! The room was excellent & had naturally made bathroom products for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our last night on the Rail trail and what a perfect place to spend it. Dorothy produced the most amazing dinner, and so flexible about preparing vegetarian food for me at short notice. Has to be the best meal on the Trail. The whole experience here was perfect for us. Malcom does an awesome breakfast too. Will definitely be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This was to be our last night on the rail trail and as it was Melbourne Cup day and a 70th birthday celebration, we had decided we wanted to treat ourselves. We were not to be disappointed. Arriving a little early, we were warmly welcomed even though Dorothy and Malcolm were busy getting everything ready. We were shown to a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Malcolm picked us up from Hyde even though we were an hour early on the Rail Trail. We settled-in to our rooms overlooking the valley and enjoyed spectacular views of the mountains and a couple of vinos as the sun went down. Bliss. Dorothy and Malcolm were very welcoming hosts and prepared a spectacular meal for us. Our aching bones... More 

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Alexandra, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Our group of 3 couples spent our last Rail Trail night at Kokonga Lodge, and loved the experience. After a tough day riding in high winds it was a pleasure to unwind in our very spacious, well equipped room. Check in was easy, with very friendly welcome and a show around the property and facilities. We were shown to our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

My brother and I rode out of the wind and rain into this very welcoming place beside the Central Otago Rail Trail. Our hosts (Dorothy and Malcolm) could not have done more to make us welcome. The rooms were spacious and very comfortable. After cleaning off the mud of the Rail Trail, we adjourned downstairs to the lounge with the... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Our party of four arrived at the lodge much earlier than expected and Malcolm went out of his way to organise a pick up for us if we cycled on. This was much appreciated and we returned to enjoy the warm hospitality that is Kokonga Lodge-beginning with wines on the comfortable sunny deck, followed by a delicious three course meal... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

4 of us biking the Otago Rail Trail stayed at the lodge at the completion of our trip. I don't know if it was knowing we didn't have to get on a bike the next day or what but we very much enjoyed our stay. The rooms were very comfortable, food and wine suggested was excellent and we wish we... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

A truly special place to stay! A very high standard indeed. The hospitality was 1st rate,and the food was scrumptious . We felt very welcome and very at home,and were fortunate to stay for two nights during our wonderful rail trail experience Definitely a place to stay!

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

What a way for 8 of us to end the Rail Trail ! Nothing was too much trouble to Malcolm & Dorothy from our wet clothes to the exceptional food and wine that they provided, even a requested birthday cake. Friendly hosts with an outstanding lodge on the Rail Trail. Super breakfast to start the next day....

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Address: 33 Kokonga - Waipata Road | Central Otago, Ranfurly, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Ranfurly
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 24
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