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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent two nights staying in the secluded Ferryman's Cottage and the photos from the web-site were not as stunning as being there in person. Alison and Andre are fabulous hosts and made us feel welcome from the moment of our arrival with their personal touches and delicious food. We loved the cottage which is perfectly set up to make...

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Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for a night on our honeymoon. Beautiful location. Secluded and never bothered during our stay. Comfortable beds. Lovely baths outside. DVD collection mostly limited to NZ movies and older movies. Greeted with yummy breakfast options.

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Meerbusch, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Congratulations to Alison & Andre on creating this masterpiece lodge. You know that you are going off the beaten track to a special place when you drive down the long dirt entry road. What you are entering is not just a home to travelers, but a home to nature: to exotic birds, to a beautiful array of flowering plants, to...

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Saint Charles, Illinois
Reviewed 24 December 2016

We spent only one night at Birds Ferry, but what a lovely setting. We stayed in the Ferryman's cottage, which is like paradise on earth. We built a fire and enjoyed sitting on the porch with the beautiful pond, the ducks, and Andre's famous driftwood displays. The food was excellent, and the setting was perfect. We came to the Lodge...

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Boulder
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We toured New Zealand for two weeks, staying mostly at B&Bs. Birds Ferry was our favorite and most memorable of all. We really wished we could have extended our stay but the schedule would not allow for it. We were lucky enough to stay in the Ferryman's Cottage. It was just great. The cottage is a stand alone cottage a...

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Reviewed 17 November 2016

We stayed at the Ferry Mans cottage, a self contained luxury cottage overlooking a valley filled with native bush and views out to the ocean. This place is a paradise in a remote location, set in private grounds. Luxury in the middle of the native new zealand bush. Hosts Andre and Alison made our stay unforgettable. We wanted for nothing,...

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Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Peaceful, relaxing and private. The perfect weekend getaway, wish we could have stayed on for longer!! Everything you could possibly need and more plus we could bring our dog. Hope to return again one day only this time for longer!

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

Thanks Amanda - Lovely to hear that you enjoyed yourselves in Ferry Mans Cottage as well as your dog! Alison

Reviewed 13 September 2016

We only stayed a couple of nights at the cottage but it was enough to realise that we'll definitely be coming back to stay for longer. The cottage is very private and well equipped for a great relaxing stay. The finishing touches really made it a special weekend away, with the fridge stocked with breakfast supplies, more fresh eggs than...

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

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Ferry Mans Cottage and look forward to your next visit! Alison and Andre

Bastrop, Texas
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This place is simply amazing! We arrived late, but Andre and Alison had stocked our refrigerator with bacon, eggs, butter, milk and homemade jam! A perfect ending to a long day! Alison also had a fresh loaf of homemade bread on our kitchen counter. It was wonderful and so welcomed! The cabin we stayed in had a wood-burning fireplace and...

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

Thanks for post ing a review of your stay - we are delighted that you enjoyed it! Alison and Andre

Putaruru, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 August 2016

As the other reviews say - lovely place to stay! Super relaxing, lovely private property and of course an excellent evening having dinner with our hosts Andre & Alison :-) Made great friends with the local Weka too

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Thankyou for posting a review of your stay.We look forward to welcoming you back some day soon. Alison and Andre

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  • Breakfast included
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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: RM1,212 - RM2,188 (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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“Being a true lodge, all rooms should be god.”
 of 5 bubbles roadshow10, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Get the Ferryman's House if you can”
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“The Ferryman's Cottage is worth it but the lodge is nice as well.”
 of 5 bubbles Producto1, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The private cabin is the way to go!! Remarkable!!”
 of 5 bubbles beverlys664, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Stay in the cottage, the outdoor baths and the extra privacy are so worth it!”
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