Punakaiki Things To do – Item 2 of a series Punakaiki Canoes

By Alison on Sunday, October 5th, 2014 in Uncategorized. No Comments

Punakaiki Canoes offers rental kayak trips and guided trips into the heart of the Paparoa National Park 1km north of the Pancake Rocks and blowholes at Punakaiki on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. Families and beginner paddlers can enjoy the peaceful Pororari River and lagoon with its majestic limestone gorge […]


Feedback: guests who stayed in Ferry Mans Cottage :

By Alison on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 in Uncategorized. No Comments

Feedback from recent Bookabach guests who stayed in Ferry Mans Cottage :    “What you see is what you get – and more…. Such a lovely, secluded location. The cottage and grounds are very well appointed for the ultimate relaxing break. The outdoor baths with plumbed hot water got plenty of use – lovely to […]


Pet Friendly Retreat in West Coast New Zealand

By Alison on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 in Uncategorized. No Comments

You’re off to a chic boutique escape, Fido’s off to the kennels… Sometimes there’s no justice. If leaving your best friend behind laces your luxury break with guilt, choose Ferry Mans Cottage, a pet-welcoming and pet friendly retreat in West Coast New Zealand. We are delighted to welcome your well behaved best friends and  there are plenty […]


Cuisine at Birds Ferry Lodge West Coast New Zealand ………………… Asparagus on the menu tonight

By Alison on Saturday, September 13th, 2014 in Uncategorized. No Comments

Sunday 14th September 2014   Dinner Menu     West Coast Whitebait from The Nile River, Charleston, West Coast New Zealand   Homegrown Asparagus Frothy Hollandaise       Roast Hake with Sumac and Lemon Crumbs Goat Cheese Mash         Homemade Apple and Lemon Torte Free Range Eggs and Homegrown Lemons You can […]


Punakaiki – Things to do…………

By Alison on Saturday, September 13th, 2014 in Uncategorized. No Comments

This is the first in a series of things to do in and around Punakaiki. I am kicking off with Norwest Adventures………………………….simply because we are so proud to have this in our back door and many of our guests at Birds Ferry Lodge take part either in the Underworld Rafting Tour or the Glowworm Cave […]


Punakaiki – wondering what it is?

By Alison on Thursday, September 4th, 2014 in Uncategorized. No Comments

Punakaiki is a short scenic drive from Birds Ferry Lodge   Punakaiki is famous for its spectacular Pancake Rocks and blowholes. Through a layered weathering process called stylobedding the Dolomite Point limestone has formed into what looks like piles of thick pancakes!            When the tide is high the sea surges into […]


Dinner Menu Friday 8th August 2014

By Alison on Friday, August 8th, 2014 in Uncategorized. No Comments

Friday 8th August 2014 Dinner Menu Homemade Cauliflower Soup Seared Canterbury Duck Breast with Orange and Star Anise  Sweet Potato Mash Homegrown Carrot Salad Coconut and Cashew “Panna Cotta” Poached Pear


Dinner tonight at Birds Ferry Lodge

By Alison on Friday, July 11th, 2014 in Uncategorized. No Comments

Friday 11th July 2014 Dinner Menu Eggplant and Date Salad Seared Canterbury Duck Breast with Orange and Star Anise Sweet Potato Mash Apple and Fennel Slaw with Free Range Egg Dressing Homemade Pear and Chocolate Cake


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