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Kawerau, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 March 2013

We stayed at birds ferry lodge last year. We had recently suffered a bereavement and this location was the ideal place for some much needed solace. We would highly recommend this awesome location and beautiful lodge to anyone. Not only were the hosts welcoming to us, they also allowed us to bring our five dogs with us! The house was...

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

Thank you for posting a review. We LOVED having you and your canine family to stay - thank you too for leaving the cottage in an immaculate condition! You are welcome back any time and our dogs Mick and Merlot look forward to that day! Alison and Andre

Wellington
Reviewed 27 March 2013

The cottage is a magic place in wonderful setting-we have been back several times and loved it every time.Alison and Andre are excellent hosts and will also provide a superb meal if required. Even had a white heron in the garden last time-ask Andre to show the rest of the property too.Great attractions nearby-The Denniston Coal Mine Experience is just...

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

Hello again Chris and thank you for your review. We look forward to seeing you both again soon. Alison and Andre

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 March 2013

The Cottage was just the perfect place for a realxing,& rejunating short stay. It is a small piece of paradise. If you need to just relaxl & get away,you could not be in a better place ,or better hands.Will definitely be back. Thank You Allison & Andre

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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

Cheshire
Reviewed 9 March 2013

Of all the reviews I have written this is the most difficult I have compiled to date. I hope Alison and Andre take my comments in the way in which they are intentioned which is from an objective feeling of our thoughts about our own stay and not a direct criticism. Reason for Stay: We travelled from the UK for...

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

Thank you for your detailed review of your stay at Birds Ferry Lodge. We are sorry that things did not meet your expectations in some ways. For the benefit of anyone reading this we would like to address some of those items mentioned. We supply detailed directions including a google map to all guests who book directly with us. This...

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 March 2013

This place is really secluded with the only disturbance being the birds and an occassional helicopter. The views across the bush to the sea at sunset are beautiful. The bedroom was spacious, clean and very comfortable and guests also had the use of a huge lounge area as well. There were walks waymarked throughout the huge gardens which although a...

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

Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and especially my cooking and home grown produce! Thank you for your review. Alison Gygax

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2013

Loved it! Alison and Andre are the perfect hosts, making you feel so welcome. Alison's food is brilliant, and best of all was the luxurios bed. I thought I was back home after sleeping in that bed. The lodge is in a beautiful location and the planting is well designed, you can tell they love their work. They have created...

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review - Andre and Alison take great pride in guest satisfaction and you just summed it up perfectly. Thank you

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 March 2013

Imagine being in a cottage that's in the middle of nowhere with a lake, an outdoor bath, an orchard and a forest in your backyard..you will be welcomed by a row of ducks walking around the outdoor garden.. Birds Ferry Lodge gives you an unmatched sense of peace - you can walk around the nearby forest, take a tour of...

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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

Jakarta
Reviewed 7 February 2013

This is an extraordinarily beautiful place! Add to the exquisite location and scenery, a beautiful cottage and large bright very nicely furnished bedrooms (we stayed in both) and a lovely, very warm welcome by Andre and Alison and.....you have it all!! Oh, and.... I forgot, an outdoor hot bath under the stars, sipping on a gorgeous wine, a fabulous breakfast...

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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

Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 January 2013

After a drive from Hamner Springs we received a warm welcome from Andres and were blown away by the magnificent views. Very comfortable room thoroughly enjoyed watching the sunset whilst in the hot tub. We enjoyed the best breakfast of our whole Holiday would thoroughly recommend staying with Andres and Alison.

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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

Köln
Reviewed 16 January 2013

Our second visit within three years. It's still a wonderful natural place. Now there is one room less, and the winners are the two remaining ones, more spacious and more privacy. The wonderful surroundings are worth staying longer than one night only. The hosts' hospitality and friendlyness can't be beatened.

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

We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the West Coast and hope that your horse won on the day! Perhaps we shall see you back next year - be sure to book early!. Alison Gygax

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Spa
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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: $277 - $572 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Birds Ferry Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Stay in the cottage, the outdoor baths and the extra privacy are so worth it!”
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“You will want to stay more than one night. Ask about multi-night specials over winter.”
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“Ask for the cottage - you get a house for your self with all you need and more including own laundry facilities”
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