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Birds Ferry Lodge

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163 Birds Ferry Road,, Westport 7865 New Zealand See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Hot Tub
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
Family Rooms
4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

I stayed at Birds Ferry Lodge for two nights in February 2018 under somewhat unusual circumstances. On my second day there, Cyclone Gita hit the lodge full force, potentially stranding me in Westport. Hosts Alison and Andre could not have been more comforting and accommodating...More

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Response from birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry LodgeResponded 4 March 2018

Thank you Charles for your review. Yes indeed it was an interesting spell of weather that is now behind us. We are pleased we were able to be able to make you comfortable and to get that last seat on the 8 seater plane to...More

Reviewed 3 March 2018

Room has limited privacy, you must pull the curtain on the slider, besides being ordered to keep the slider closed. Room basic but pleasant. View of cut pines/recovering bush and construction equipment - near the ocean but no ocean view. Food mediocre, overpriced Hosts may...More

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Response from birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry LodgeResponded 3 March 2018

There are two sides to every story and we welcome this opportunity to state ours: Firstly we encourage readers to take a look at some of the 280 other reviews, 96% of which are excellent or good and understand our side of this story. What...More

Reviewed 17 February 2018

Wonderful experience away from the crowd. Beautiful surroundings, excellent accommodations, delicious food, and gracious hosts. Allison and Andre were great to hang out with and very helpful in planning activities in the area. Enjoyed every minute of our stay.

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Response from birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry LodgeResponded 17 February 2018

Lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your review. Safe travels. Alison and Andre

Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

If you want something a little different and luxurious during your holiday in South Island look no further thst this gem near Westport.We stayed only one night at the Lodge which was beautifully designed and decorated. The bedroom was very comfortable with an amazing view.We...More

1  Thank Paula D
Response from birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry LodgeResponded 16 February 2018

Thank you so much for your delightful review! Happy and safe onward travels Alison and Andre

Reviewed 13 February 2018

We stayed in the cottage for a night, it was a lovely tranquil spot. We also had the dinner at the lodge, the food was great, however we got an earful from Alison how hard it was with the new booking companies...blah blah blah, it...More

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Response from birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry LodgeResponded 15 February 2018

Thank you for your review. We are glad to read that overall you seemed to enjoy your stay in the cottage and the lodge dinner – and of course our ever helpful guide Andre. Regarding your personal attack of Alison I guess this can only...More

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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 More 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. Less
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Refrigerator in room
Wheelchair Access
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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US$174 - US$352 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westport
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US$174 - US$352 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westport
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Pool & Beach (6)
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2 March 2016|
Response from birdsferrylodge | Property representative |
Good Morning and thank you for your question. Yes you are correct! We accept well behaved pets at Ferry Mans Cottage - they must be under control around wildlife (including Kiwis) and we request that you scoop the poop in... More
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"Stunning location."
14 Aug 2018
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"the cottage has privacy, the rooms do not"
2 Mar 2018
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"If you want total privacy take the cottage."
16 Feb 2018
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"There is only one Ferry Man's Cottage, with two bedrooms. Amazing privacy and view."
28 Jan 2018
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