The Bay House Tauranga Bay

By Alison on Saturday, August 15th, 2015 in Lodge Life. No Comments

  Tauranga Bay is an amazing coastal location and we are lucky enough to have The Bay House there too. So the perfect day -the first day of Spring like weather in 2015 mixed with a super high tide and a lovely lunch followed by a visit to the seals – who could ask for […]


Driving to the West Coast -Birds Ferry Lodge – Luxury B&B Accommodation on the West Coast New Zealand

By Alison on Saturday, August 1st, 2015 in Lodge Life. No Comments

Driving to the West Coast, Punakaiki and Birds Ferry Lodge, Of course, is a pleasure! There’s lots of scenic views and interesting spots to stop at. In this series, we look at: 1 Driving from Franz Josef Glacier (and Fox) to the West Coast and Birds Ferry Lodge 2 Driving from Christchurch to the West Coast and Birds Ferry […]


Elope to the West Coast for a romantic wedding ceremony

By Alison on Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 in Lodge Life. No Comments

 Romantic and Private West Coast Wedding Retreat If the thought of organizing a big family wedding is just too much for you then why not Elope to the West Coast of the South Island? The quintessential West Coast intimate wedding venue awaits you at Ferry Mans Cottage   A romantic and secluded hideaway at Ferry […]


The Nile Valley Charleston and Norwest Adventures

By Alison on Thursday, June 25th, 2015 in Lodge Life. No Comments

Just off SHW6, the Nile Valley in Charleston is a well kept secret. Plus, it provides an alternative access point to the Paparoa National Park. As well as being a natural spectacle, it is also home to Norwest Adventures Ltd. The company was started up by some enthusiastic locals who were interested in caves and […]


Dinner Menu for a beautiful Spring evening on the West Coast and our lovely Dutch guests

By Alison on Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 in Lodge Life. No Comments

Wednesday 26th November 2014 Dinner Menu Roast Kumera and Feta Salad Portuguese Peri Peri Chicken Home grown New Potatoes Chocolate Fondant or New Zealand Artisan Cheese Selection Served with homemade Quince Jelly & Home baked Crackers Barry’s Bay Vintage Maasdam Walnut Gouda Six Years Old Talbot Forest Vintage Cheddar Whitestone Windsor Blue


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 […]