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Last Light Lodge

2 Clifden Highway, Tuatapere 9620 New Zealand
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Set on 4.5 Acres of park like grounds and spray free gardens, approx 1km from Tuatapere center. 25 minutes from the start of the Hump Ridge Track and 1km from their office. Last Light Lodge has a large communal kitchen/dining/ lounge area, 3 large bathrooms with coin operated showers, coin operated laundries. private rooms No en-suite with kitchenette facilities. NEW : Deluxe rooms with smart TV and super king size bed (or twin). Powered camper van sites (on site dump station), non powered tent or van sites. Breakfast and dining available on booking. Free WiFi for customers. Free off street car parking.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Restaurant
Boating
Hiking
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Horseback riding
Billiards
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Blackout curtains
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, French
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Sheena P wrote a review Feb 2024
21 contributions8 helpful votes
It’s almost as far from a big city as you can get but the food and coffee is better than some big cities. The rooms are basic but significantly more spacious and comfortable than a tent if you’re on your way to or from a camping trip. Organic food from their garden at dinner and breakfast which makes it real farm to table dining. Warm up your legs for your hike in the adjacent forest.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Bathrooms are separate from the bedroom but that was fine
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Rustybus wrote a review Jan 2024
St Heliers, New Zealand11 contributions5 helpful votes
A group of six of us stayed in the Last Light Lodge the nights before and after walking the Humpridge Track. We highly recommend this accommodation. The rooms are spotlessly clean. We stayed in the renovated rooms which had big comfy beds, heating and a sink unit with kettle etc. Bathrooms are shared. The restaurant was fabulous and the specialise garden to plate, with almost everything grown on site. The dinners and breakfasts were very well cooked and presented and extraordinarily tasty! We chose also to get the packed lunch which was excellent for the first day of the track. I kept the biscuit/cookie for Day Two, and wished I'd bought another one for Day Three they were so good.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Room Tip: They sell their own jams, jellies, pickles and baking!
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Jody E wrote a review Jan 2024
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We arrived at Last Light for our Hump Ridge walk. We were pleasantly surprised by this family run business, beautiful meals provided when you book for dinner, all the vege and salads from the beautiful surrounding gardens, breakfast where delicious and coffee hit the spot. Loved chatting with Craig and his family and understanding their vision of paddock to plate. Definitely stay for a few nights and get the feel for this place. The rooms and bathrooms were spotless and beds comfortable too. Highly recommended to all.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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pauleaton1967 wrote a review Jan 2024
Auckland Central, New Zealand97 contributions49 helpful votes
Loved our visit with Craig and family. Food was fantastic. Reminds me of Italy where you get what is available in the garden. No menu just a damn good meal. Breakfast is the same. Coffee very good. Make sure you stay for more than a day to look at the gardens and understand what they have achieved. Rooms small but spotless. Beds and pillows very comfortable.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Sharon M wrote a review Jan 2024
Christchurch, New Zealand1 contribution
The hosts made our stay so enjoyable. We stayed before and after the humpridge track and the food was amazing. Fresh straight from the garden. So much work has been put in to this place with more plans underway. A low key comfortable vibe that gets under your skin and makes you want to come back again
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Book dinner and breakfast in advance
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Stefanie wrote a review Dec 2023
London, United Kingdom22 contributions8 helpful votes
A really excellent night’s stay before walking the Humpridge Track. Great rooms, nice clean showers with shampoo and conditioner (always much appreciated!) and the evening meal and breakfast were outstanding, both the cooking and service were faultless. We stayed just the one night but I’d also recommend booking in here after walking out of humpridge for a bit of rest and good food. The owners were also very helpful regarding details about the walk. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Book in for the evening meal, it’s really good (we had steak and pavlova)
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Frances F wrote a review Nov 2023
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Last Light Lodge provided an unexpectedly fabulous experience for the night before embarking on the Humpback Ridge Walk. The food was spectacularly good - home made bread for breakfast with mushroom, thyme Rosti, herbed scrambled eggs and perfectly crispy bacon. The coffee is better than any Auckland cafe on Ponsonby Road and the dinner was next level - cod served with roasted Kumara and a cacophony of fresh greens from the establishments organic garden. The rooms are basic posh - comfortable beds (and I am fussy!) a choice of pillows, and immaculately clean. I would recommend staying here to anyone!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: Come hungry, the food is AMAZING.
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Jo Larratt wrote a review Nov 2023
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Amazing fresh tasty food - dinner breakfast and coffee All vegies grown the garden and organic and innseaskn Rooms warm and spacious Dining room quirky and full of character The surrounding gardens are great tor a walk Host proprietor is super friendly
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Louise P wrote a review Mar 2023
Ripon, United Kingdom33 contributions14 helpful votes
Stayed in the accommodation at Last Light Lodge during a tour of NZ, so the accommodation was not booked by us. On first arrival we found the place to be very quiet and very much off the beaten track. However what a hidden gem this is. The accommodation was basic but clean and practical but what makes this such a great place is the customer service from the staff Craig and V, and the exceptional food served in the restaurant. We had an evening meal and breakfast the following day. The food was clearly organically grown at the Last Light or sourced locally. I would say it was possibly the best food we had during our visit to NZ (both north and south islands). I was in a large group and, to a person, everyone raved about the food, wine and coffee. The atmosphere was perfect - relaxed, individual and perfect for our group.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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petercN6539MU wrote a review Mar 2023
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
We were very pleasantly surprised by having the best meal we had during our 2 week holiday in New Zealand, & in such an out of the way place - The host & hostess were delightful - the cabins were pretty rudimentary, but clean & comfortable - I really want to go back there!
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Room Tip: The renovated rooms are better
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Frequently Asked Questions about Last Light Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Last Light Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Hump Ridge Track (1.3 km), The Cwtch Gallery (1.2 km), and Tuatapere Walkway (1.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Last Light Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Last Light Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Last Light Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Last Light Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Last Light Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Well, Hungry Hippo, and Tui Base Camp.
Are any cleaning services offered at Last Light Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Last Light Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Last Light Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.