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Birds Ferry Lodge

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 August 2012

I just returned from my stay at Bird's Ferry, my father and I were traveling together and stayed at the Ferry Man's Cottage. This is absolutely one of my favorite places in the world. Alison and Andre are so welcoming and provide wonderful, "spot on" suggestions for sites to see and restaurants in the area. Alison even prepared us a...

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Kekerengu, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 July 2012

Very well presented cottage; very comfortable and well equipped and wonderfull bush setting. Taking our dog along and her being so welcomed by Alison and Andre also made for a special holioday. The outdoor baths are so relaxing at the start and end of the day. Loved the meals prepared by Alison and the massage from Andre.........and enjoyed their vege...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 July 2012

we had a fantastic escape on the coast at birds ferry cottage. the cottage was very private, warm and cosy. its amazing how warm it is on the west coast in winter. the outdoor baths where incredible with the most amazing stars we've ever seen. Andre was an awesome host and Alisons meals were incredible and enough food to eat...

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Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 June 2012

We lit the fire and snuggled in warm watching the wildest weather the West Coast could throw at us - hail, wind, lightning, rain... three days of total relaxation which was just what we needed. The little touches made the difference - the real espresso pot, the divine breakfast jam, the fresh baked bread awaiting us... rather wish now we'd...

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Newburyport
Reviewed 26 June 2012

We stayed here two nights in March, arriving after a daylong, beautiful drive from Golden Bay. By prearrangement, we enjoyed an absolutely delicious dinner perpared by Alison, an exceptionally skilled chef. Andre took care of orienting us to the area and did a great job in describing our options for hiking. They are wonderful hosts who made us feel very...

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 1 June 2012

This place has been designed so tastefully. The eye for detailing is amazing. Both Alison and Andre are such great company to be with. Dinner and breakfast is nice too with local produce from the 33 acres of land they own. Outdoor bath tubs definitely are the star attraction. This place is so remote yet its easy reach to the...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 April 2012

We had an incredible weekend. The cottage and the landscape are really nice and it is close to many beautiful places - deserted beaches, rainforest, pancake rocks, etc. There are two baths outside and we could enjoy the sunset while having a hot bath and drinking a glass of champaign that was part of our pampering package!! Upon our arrival...

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

Well we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay.. Thank you for posting your compliments! Alison and Andre M&M

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 April 2012

Birds Ferry Lodge is a wee gem of a place tucked just off the main road down the West Coast. Driving down the road to the lodge, you can really feel as if you are escaping from the real world in to this haven of peace and tranquility. We were very warmly welcomed by Alison (and the 2 dogs Mick...

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

Well we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay.. Thank you for posting your compliments! Alison and Andre M&M

Bangkok
Reviewed 14 April 2012

We had a wonderful time at West Coast and Birds Ferry Lodge is the most awesome place we stayed during our 2 weeks in the South. We stayed at the Lodge and we found it is everything we expecting for. We were very much enjoy the breathtaking panorama from every corner of the cottage. Strongly recommend to anyone who want...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 April 2012

We stayed only one night at this gem on the impressive West Coast. Alison & André are very nice and helpful hosts. As a former NZ tour guide André knows all the beautiful places in NZ! He marked them all on our map, so that we wouldn't miss anything on our trip. We highly recommend having dinner at the lodge....

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westport
Price Range: $263 - $560 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Birds Ferry Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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