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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed at the R&T lodge after 2.5 days completing the awe inspiring Old Ghost Road on a hard tail mountain bike. The weather on the trail was terrible so I arrived at the lodge cold wet and a bit beaten up. The set up is perfect for people coming off the trail, from the private outdoor hot bush shower...

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Thank KiwiMTBR
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rough and Tumble Bush Lodge is a beautifully crafted building providing an environment that supports the surrounding countryside and the experiences to be had on the Old Ghost Road Trail. The low key atmosphere combined with a warm welcome from the staff ensures the experience is a peaceful one. The delicious "feast" evening meal is just what is needed after...

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Thank jocescott
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed one night with my husband and another the next week with 3 friends after biking the Old Ghost Road - both nights were just brilliant. Comfiest beds ever, great showers with toiletries and fluffy towels provided, big deck with sandfly screen, beautiful wooden structures, rivers views, deep in the bush. The attitude of the staff is great - welcoming,...

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Thank Sham59
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were so well looked after by the staff. Great food, comfortable beds and fantastic location. We stayed the night before the ride and after and it was perfect. We had the helicopter shuttle to lyell right from the lodge which made logistics very easy.

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Thank Julie B
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best place to start and finish The Old Ghost Road ride. All you could ask for - comfy bed, good food, hot shower, cold beer! Thanks to Cat and the team for making us so welcome. We'll be back again soon.

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Thank Leanne P
Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The kindness and hospitality shown by the lovely team here made it a perfect finish to the Old Ghost Road. The fact that the lodge was built by and owned by the visionary responsible for the OGR makes it even better. Would definitely come again.

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Thank r0bertsfamily5
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like many others, we stayed here after completing the Old Ghost Road by bike. After a cold beer, the outdoor shower overlooking the river was the next thing on the agenda....and it was sooo lovely! Food excellent, comfy sofas overlooking the bush and river, no sandflies either as screens in place. Definitely a place to visit again.

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Thank cyt79
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This accomodation is sensational after the 3 day old ghost road trail . Facilities are fantastic and there is an outdoor shower that is to die for . The cooked dinner that we organised with the group was sensational. Would highly recommend . Enjoy

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Thank Cutsick
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 16 January 2017

If you want to get away from it all in peacefull settings this is the place. Only 5 rooms available and no tv in your room. The Mokihinui river is the only noise apart from the usual bush sounds. Have a hearty breakfast if you are doing the Old Ghost road trip. If you are into fly fishing and have...

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Thank Peter T
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Fantastic place to stay after the Old Ghost Road. Highly recommend. Facilities were very good (including the outdoor shower overlooking the river) and staff were friendly. Great location and atmosphere.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Escape to adventure and serenity at the northern end of The Old Ghost Road. An oasis of rustic elegance on one of New Zealand's purest rivers. After a day's biking, hiking, fishing or rafting, relax with a local brew by the stone fireplace and watch the river run by. Hearty meals and beer and wine are available during the warm months and the entire lodge, including our chef's kitchen, is yours for exclusive use during cooler months. Deeply comfortable accommodations with birds-eye view lofts; ideal for couples, groups or families. 45 Minutes north of Westport. We'll look after your car and gear while you're on the track and will help you arrange road and heli transportation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rough and Tumble Bush Lodge

Address: 589 Mokihinui Road, Westport, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westport
Price Range: €204 - €306 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rough and Tumble Bush Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“all rooms identical, all are great”
 of 5 bubbles Sham59, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are together and the same so take pot luck. Double bed and two bunks on top level”
 of 5 bubbles petertA9978WC, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“There is free wifi in the guest lounge ( and lots of books about the region). All rooms are quiet ( there is no nearby traffic) .”
 of 5 bubbles 358lisam, 9 Mar 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are good.”
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