Birds Ferry Lodge
near Punakaiki, West Coast
Bed & Breakfast or Cottage
At Birds Ferry Lodge and Ferrymans Cottage guests enjoy a stunning and peaceful environment on a 33 acre West Coast oasis with expansive views. Enjoy the sense of self-sufficiency that your hosts have created here with eggs fresh from the hen house and garden vegetables and herbs. The whiff of fresh baked bread, homemade conserves, real espresso, organic fruit and produce: breakfasts at Birds Ferry Lodge are legendary, and included in your tariff. Complete the day with superb cuisine and wines hosted at the Lodge, or delivered to the self-contained Ferryman’s Cottage as a breathtaking sunset gives way to the absolute quiet of evening. Indulge in a holistic massage, soak in the outdoor spa high above a river valley cascading through native forest to the ocean. You’ll sleep as never before in luxury linen, and wake to the bellbird’s song and if you are very lucky a Kiwi!
Explore on your own or ask your hosts to create a personalised package including private transfer. The lodge is an ideal base from which to explore the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks, Denniston Plateau or take and Underworld caving adventure.
Birds Ferry Lodge:
- 2 super-king ensuite rooms in the lodge
- B&B or Dinner B&B
- Large guest lounge, opens to decks with views to native bush and the West Coast.
- A 2-bedroom self-contained cottage
- with hamper breakfast, with a 'cottage dinner' or with dinner at the Lodge.
- Outdoor bath
- Dinner at the Lodge
- Cottage Dinner
- Extensive grounds with ponds and native bush
- Large organic garden
- Massages $
- Guided Tours $
- Home baking
- Hot tub
Price: $329 to $597
Bed & Breakfast
3-course dinner in the Lodge with wine $115pp, Cottage dinner $49pp
2 ROOMS | 1 COTTAGE | MAX GUESTS 9
From the South 8 km North of Charleston, 17 km BEFORE Westport. Drive North on SH6 from Charleston. You will cross the (Little) Totara River then after crossing the Big Totara River drive slowly for a further 1.1KM, at the top of the hill turn left into Birds Ferry Road.
From Westport Drive South for 17 km from Westport on SH6 you will come to Birds Ferry Road on your Right. Watch for the wooden sign on the right, at the end of a long straight section of road.
MINIMUM STAY We accept one night stays, preferably in Birds Ferry Lodge. Ferry Man's Cottage we prefer 2 night minimum (3 nights 24 December – 6 January, 2 nights on all Public Holidays) but we can be flexible so please ask. For one night stays in Ferry Mans Cottage there is a $75 cleaning fee
CHECK-IN 4pm | CHECK-OUT 10am
CHILD POLICY Ferrymans Cottage is Family Friendly
CANCELLATION 28 days 100%
- Alison & Andre Gygax
- T +64 3 429 1604 / M: 021 337 217 / FP 0800 212 207
- W www.birdsferrylodge.co.nz
Birds Ferry Road, Charleston, Westport
Underworld Adventures caving & rafting, Punakaiki Rocks, Denniston Experience, local hiking and biking, deserted beach walking.
Shops and cafes in Westport - 20 minutes
Punakaiki Rocks - 30 minutes
Cape Foulwind - 15 minutes