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Rough and Tumble Bush Lodge

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Auckland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

After a tough two day's riding arriving here was amazing. Great position over the river (including a hot outdoor shower). Rooms comfortable and attractively decorated. Staff efficient and friendly. We had dinner & breakfast, good wholesome food and plenty of it. Lodge is a well proportioned timber building suited to its surroundings. Free Wifi if you feel the need.

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A group of us recently rode the Old Ghost Road. Everybody had recommended that the stay at the Rough and Tumble at the end of the ride and it was a recommendation that we thankfully adopted. Buller Adventures shuttled us to and from the track and very kindly took clean clothes to the lodge for us so that we didn't...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

This lodge is strongly oriented around the Old Ghost Bike Trail, but it's also a really nice general purpose lodge to stay in the area. It's got the following key characteristics: 1. Superb sandfly protection. They have a mesh system which is by far the most effective barrier I have ever come across 2. A great river next to them...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Rough and Tumble after our bike trip on Old Ghost Road. The staff was friendly and the outdoor shower after our ride was heaven. The lodge is very remote, so if you're looking for a town with places to go out at night, it's not for you. If you're looking for paradise after...

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Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had just one night here, but it was a beaut. Tailored for people who have just given everything on the OGR, it is a lovely sight to see, warm in its welcome, friendly people, good bar, comfortable silent bedrooms, and great meals.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for one night on our tour of the west coast. This is a great place to get-away from the main road and enjoy a beautiful setting along the river. The hosts are very friendly! Dinner was amazing and the rooms equally so! Bring your bug spray and enjoy the quiet!

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 February 2017

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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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 February 2017

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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Reviewed 14 February 2017 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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Amenities

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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
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: $276 - $414 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles K1523MDtoms, 11 Feb 2015 | Read review
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