On a rainy night after a day exploring The Catlins we just needed somewhere to stay and to get some warm food and we stumbled upon this place in our book!
We arrived just before 8pm to a nice warm greeting from the owner, Karen I believe. She was helpful in her advice about Invercargill too.
After parking up the van we made it to the Kitchen and Lounge area. I have never seen a kitchen in a holiday park so widely stocked and with lots of storage room. Makes it so much easier with unloading and reloading the van and especially in the rain!
The bathroom facilities were so nice too.
The next day we decided we wanted to visit Bluff and see locations of the movie THE WORLDS FASTEST INDIAN. So we booked another night. On our return I was speaking to the owner of our day and she borrowed us her copy of the movie after giving us a good deal on a dorm room.
We had the biggest dorm room. It was so clean and warm and very comfortable. Outdoes some of the hostels I have been in.
If I ever go to Invercargill in a motorhome or something again I am definitely coming back here.
Oh and it is also a working farm and you can help feed the animals too. An added bonus I would say ;p
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This is a beautiful park in the country, where you can feed lambs, sheep and alpaca. Only eight minutes from the city. "Exceptionally clean and beautifully presented, with kind little touches at every corner-best yet in six weeks in NZ" Lavina, UK. "Quiet and peaceful place, very clean, farm animals-great! Jochen, Germany." Two cottage options with own bathrooms and basic cooking: A one bed-roomed 1950's decorate feel with a standard lamp old fashioned decor, but all the modern amenities. A three bed-roomed which sleeps six with a foldout couch in the lounge, this is decorated in the 70's style with bright orange and brown colours. All cutlery, and crockery to match:). Three cabin rooms for the budget minded with just beds and use the shared facilities: One has two single beds, One has a double and a single plus a set of bunks so sleeps five. The other had two sets of bunks so sleeps four. Powered and non powered sites as well:). One two bed roomed Group Flat with own kitchen use shared bathrooms next door sleeps four in each room in bunk beds so sleeps eights in total. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lorneville Lodge And Holiday Park Invercargill, South Island