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Putaruru, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As the other reviews say - lovely place to stay! Super relaxing, lovely private property and of course an excellent evening having dinner with our hosts Andre & Alison :-) Made great friends with the local Weka too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We stayed in the Ferry Man's Cottage for three nights as a girls weekend away and it did NOT disappoint! absolute luxury from having the fire all lit and dinner ready to go when we arrived to the beautiful holistic massages down at the lodge, this place was heaven and we didn't want to leave! The outdoor baths were something... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We came for just one night but absolutely loved it! The dinner was suburb, just like the home made muesli the next morning! The hot tub was a treat after the few walks we did earlier that day, very nice way to end the day;) The roiom has an amazing view and the beds are too comfy:) On our way... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We planned our stay at the Ferry Man's Cottage at Birds Ferry Lodge as a stopover. Had we realised how lovely it was, we would definitely have planned to stay longer. We made use of the log burner and enjoyed a cosy night in the cottage, including the excellent meal prepared by our hosts. We would highly recommend booking the... More 

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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us. Sorry you were only here for one night - we here that a lot - "Wish we were here for another night". Hope fully readers will take note! After all we do offer much better pricing for multi night stays. Thanks you once again and we... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The Ferryman's Cottage is ideal for a couple of nights away from it all. Private, quiet and just idyllic with the lakes, ducks, weka and pukeko on your door step. It is wheelchair accessible and dog friendly which meant we were able to have a wonderful family get away with everyone - even the pooch - included. The cottage is... More 

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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review of your stay with us and for choosing Birds Ferry Lodge! Andre and Alison are delighted you enjoyed your stay. :) More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

We stayed at Birds Ferry Lodge in April for one night and had a very relaxing time. Alison and Andre were great hosts with a lot of local knowledge. Dinner and breakfast were both delicious. The room was comfortable with a spectacular view that could also be enjoyed in the hot tub on the deck outside. Loved it!

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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review of your stay with us and for choosing Birds Ferry Lodge! Andre and Alison are delighted you enjoyed your stay. :) More 

Inglewood, NZ
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Thank you Andre and Alison for a wonderful relaxing stay. Would have loved to stay more than one night. The welcome instantly made us relaxed. The dinner and the wine were superb and the breakfast was more than anyone could imagine (and eat!) What an incredible location, in the middle of nowhere, with great views and fortunately, a fantastic sunset.... More 

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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review of your stay with us and for choosing Birds Ferry Lodge! Andre and Alison are delighted you enjoyed your stay. :) AND we wash cars for special guests such as yourselves! LOL More 

Cust, North Canterbury, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

This beautiful secluded cottage was everything we were promised and more! Amazing views and complete privacy whilst enjoying the extreme comfort of the cottage itself. It was made even more special by the wonderful hosts welcoming our much loved dog as well. We arrived in much need of a relaxing break and we very definitely got it. We have no... More 

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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review of your stay with us and for choosing Birds Ferry Lodge! Andre and Alison are delighted you enjoyed your stay. :) More 

New Concord, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is a secluded little slice of heaven. The room was lovely, with a breathtaking view of the sunset. It is quite far from the ocean, out in the middle of nowhere, but the privacy and quiet make up for all that. Our hosts, Allison and Andre, are delightful people, and Allison's cooking is absolutely divine. It was a wonderful... More 

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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review of your stay with us and for choosing Birds Ferry Lodge! Andre and Alison are delighted you enjoyed your stay. :) More 

Westport, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Lovely put together cottage with everything you need. Lovely breakfast ingredients left for you to cook at your leisure. Everything you need to cook a meal yourself, wash and dry your washing. Comfortable space for 2 couples and room for 6 for dinner if needed. Outside baths very relaxing and easily filled with gas hotwater, nice place when visiting as... More 

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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review of your stay with us and for choosing Birds Ferry Lodge! Andre and Alison are delighted you enjoyed your stay. :) More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Birds Ferry Lodge where you will enjoy a wilderness location just North of Punakaiki. This modern and stylish solid timber lodge features comfortable en-suite rooms with baths & balconies with superb mountain, bush and ocean views. The Self-contained cottage "Ferry Man’s Cottage" in its own private garden is perfect for couples seeking privacy or families needing space for children to run. The twin garden baths with hot piped water are a popular ‘kiwiana’ feature! On-site masseuse and day spa. Alison enjoys sourcing local fish and lamb for use in the Lodge kitchen. We grow almost all of the fresh produce used in the kitchen in our 1 hectare vegetable garden along with our own free range eggs from very happy chickens. Be sure to book a dinner which will be a highlight of your stay! FREE WIFI. Nearby are Norwest Adventures, Charleston where you can explore ancient limestone caves and see millions of glow worms. Stay 2 nights to enjoy 10% off the price of this tour. Also nearby is Tauranga Bay where you can view one of New Zealand’s large fur seal colonies and enjoy a scenic cliff top walk to the light house. Stay 2 nights & enjoy a complimentary tailor made local tour with Andre as well as a reduced tariff. NEW for 2011/12 is the "Denniston Experience" which is a short drive from Birds Ferry Lodge. This is a guided trip into a historic coal mine and is outstanding. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Birds Ferry Lodge

Address: Birds Ferry Road, RD 2, Westport 7865, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westport
Price Range: $151 - $350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Birds Ferry Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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