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33 Kokonga - Waipata Road | Central Otago, Ranfurly, New Zealand
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Maitland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars via mobile

stayed when doing the rail trail- the lodge is right next to the trail on one of the best sections so we were on a high when we got there. Great food, great room with views overlooking the mountain. Hosts were friendly and keen to help in any way. Fantastic swimming hole nearby - just right for sore muscles. Would... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to "self guide" our Rail Trail Experience and we were really lucky to find the Konkonga Lodge. First class accommodation along the route allowed us to travel light and after 50 kilometer ride it was great to be welcomed to a place to relax and unwind. Our hosts, Malcolm and Dorothy, made us feel right at home -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Malcolm and Dorothy have a beautiful lodge set in a quiet valley looking towards a majestic range of mountains. We had a wonderfully relaxing afternoon after our trail ride, in the cool of their comfortable lounge room. In the evening we were treated to a delicious three course meal with an accompanying choice of New Zealand wines. Malcolm and Dorothy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

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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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

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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Auckland, New Zealand
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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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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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