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West Coast NZ Things to Do – in and around the water

By Alison on Monday, November 24th, 2014 in West Coast Ways. No Comments

Water Activities – West Coast NZ Things to do   On the off chance that you delight in wet and wild water endeavors, the West Coast is without a doubt the spot for you to be. From ocean to mountain, eco-visits to trout angling and horse trekking, it is all here to be enjoyed! Kayaking […]


luxury accommodation on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island

Merlot and the new outdoor cushions await your visit!

By Alison on Monday, October 13th, 2014 in Lodge Life. No Comments

A splash of colour for Spring at Birds Ferry Lodge. If you are looking for luxury accommodation on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island then look no further! Imagine relaxing here with a 360 degree view and a glass of wine before dinner.


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

By Alison on Sunday, October 5th, 2014 in West Coast Ways. 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 Lodge Life. 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 Lodge Life. 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 […]


Punakaiki – Things to do…………

By Alison on Saturday, September 13th, 2014 in West Coast Ways. 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 West Coast Ways. 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 Menus. 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


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