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Awapiriti Lodge
Ranked #2 of 6 Murchison B&B and Inns
Melbourne, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Lovely setting, great people”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

A deer farm tucked away about 15 km from Murchison with a lovely garden and orchard. The bedroom was pristine and quaint with doors opening to the garden. Breakfast was superb with venison sausages, Boris bacon and homemade jams with a selection of teas served on beautiful crockery. The attention to detail was clearly evident and the company extremely pleasant.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bucks, UK
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Maudie and Dean made us feel very welcome at their lovely farm. We stayed with our little boy, and he loved seeing all the animals and got to pick fresh raspberries to go with his breakfast. We ate Maudie's delicious cooked dinner both nights, the puddings in particular were excellent. Boris wasn't in the mood to talk much when we stayed, but he did taste delicious. Would heartily recommend to friends staying in the area.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

We stayed in this B&B family home on our 4 week honeymoon touring NZ. This B&B is well hidden from the main road and accessed via, at first glance, appears to be an old wooden bridge, this leads onto a large open expanse of land with a track leading to the property where there is ample parking. We were met by host Maudie, who I have to say is an absolute diamond! Dean her husband is equally as lovely and has a wicked sense of humour. The house itself is very comfortable where it is easy to make yourself at home in a comfortable guest lounge where you can shut yourself off if you so wish. We stayed in the smaller of the 2 bedrooms but we still had plenty of space and had 3 good nights sleep in the peaceful surroundings. A big plus for us was the animals on the farm, you must visit Boris the adoreable pig, he nearly came home with us! The breakfasts were gorgeous and kept you going well past lunchtime. There is scope to walk around the land and you are approximately 16km away from the town of Murchison (you must do the whitewater rafting with Ultimate Descents......Awesome!) We would defintely recommend this B&B. Thanks again Maudie & Dean. xx

Room Tip: There are only 2 rooms, both are well appointed but no air con.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

Now this is a real find. A farm tucked away on its own, 16k out of Murchison, reached by its own bridge across the Maruia river, and with complete tranquility and wonderful mountain scenery. And a wonderful welcome from Maudie and Dean, a couple who clearly love having guests in their home. You might also get to meet the two dogs, Belle and Digby, as well as a pig called Boris.

It was Belle who gave us the first taste of Awapiriti hospitality by leaping into the car as soon as I opened the door and greeting me so enthusiastically that my light trousers were covered in muddy pawprints. Maudie to the rescue – she straight away washed and dried the trousers while I relaxed with a glass of Dean’s home-brewed beer.

She had offered to cook dinner and even coped with my wife’s dietary oddities. I had brought wine of my own but found a better bottle instead in their own selection. Dinner was the kind of occasion you dream of when you’re travelling around on the road, with Maudie and Dean joining us for a family sitdown full of happy conversation and fun. We had a really terrific meal, climaxing in Maudie’s superb bread and butter pudding. A knockout.

The next morning, she had already been out picking fruit for our breakfast, at which the eggs came fresh from the hens who had strutted past our bedroom window.

A really individual stay, with a delightful couple. I can’t recommend it highly enough.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne
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Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

Lovely people- maudie and dean. beautiful mountain scenery with walks through garden and farm. quiet. excellent dinner with dessert and cooked breakfast! very clean room, well furnished. would stay here again!

  • Stayed February 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

We had the good fortune to find Awapairiti lodge despite it not showing up under Murchison on Trip Advisor's hotels or B and B's.
thsi place is excellent, the hosts are fabulous, the fgood os great, the scenery is to die for and its tucked away from everything else.
i cant recommend ita nd the hosts highly enough.
it was my partenrs first B and B and we and our 7 month old son loved it.
They could not have been more accommodating.
Chris

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Newcastle
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Reviewed April 27, 2012

We had a great time at Maudie and Dean's. Lots of scenic walks around the farm, delicious food and warm and friendly hosts. We left Murchison feeling very refreshed after many hours driving. I highly recommend pretty Awapiriti Lodge.

Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Awapiriti Lodge

Property: Awapiriti Lodge
Address: 560 Shenandoah Highway SH 65, Murchison 7049, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Murchison
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Murchison
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our delightful B&B is situated on 116 hectares of farmland and native bush, beside the Maruia River (one of the best brown trout fly-fishing rivers in NZ) and backing onto a National Park. The house is nestled under Higgins Bluff and is set in an extensive garden setting. We grow our own vegetables and have free range hens which provide us with beautiful eggs. ... more   less 

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