My husband and I stayed at BFL in March of last year..yes my review is rather late but having read the last one fromSusieW I felt I had to say that our experience at BFL was wonderful.
Arriving on a rather wet day we were welcomed by Alison and Andre with a hot drink and biscuits.
The rooms and en suites are beautifully appointed, and Alison's meals are excellent.
Andre was very helpful pouring over maps with us and recommending places to visit during our 4 night stay in the area.
I also had a fantastic massage followed by a spa out on the deck.
The views from the lodge are amazing.If you are in this area this is definitely the place tostay ..very quiet and relaxing with hosts that are there to make your stay just that.
This was our third trip to N.Z. and we have stayed in many different B&B's and this was definitely one of the best.
- 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
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