Brent and Bernie are ‘mine hosts’ who put the needs of every guest before their own. Delicious home cooked meals, engaging conversations and important historical information. Brent kept one eye on the weather to ensure our safe return. An unexpected luxurious space in the most far flung corner of Aotearoa… highly recommended and not to be missed.
We were very lucky to enjoy lunch at Flowerpot Bay Lodge as part of a day trip to Pitt from Chatham Island - hospitality and food was fantastic, as were the views from the Lodge - highly recommend a visit here - even a stay if you have the chance ! Bernie and Brent have the most wonderful spot to call home !
Our experience exceeded expectations. Bernie and Brent organised our trip which went without a hitch. The way they organised the weather was a lesson to other hosts. Sunny, warm and gale force winds - perfect!! The lodge was very comfortable and warm with a homely vibe. We had a great time and really scored with the other guests in the Lodge being great company. We were well fed with basic wines which given the logistics, were very reasonable priced. Haven't mentioned the great walks and the unending stream of interesting information from Brent about everything!! And if our plane had been delayed it would not have been a hardship!
Flower Pot Lodge - organised flights and quote for stay, when plane broke down due to Airline fault, no refund of flights or quote given. Seem to think they are not obliged to. Poor understanding of NZ Consumer Law and when approached , hide behind a cancellation policy. Tip pay by Credit card so can reverse charges when things go wrong.
We booked 2 nights at the Flower Pot Lodge on Pitt Island during a recent trip to the Chatham Islands. However, we ended up staying for 6 nights due to the poor weather, as the little Cessna was unable to fly during the spate of bad weather. But it turned out to be one of the best experiences on our trip. The hosts, Brent and Bernie, were excellent. They made us feel right at home and took very good care of us. Brent led us on a number of very interesting and informative tours of the island – covering the history, geology, and flora/fauna. All meals were served in the lodge and we were consistently very well fed. Wifi internet was available most of the time, albeit a little slow (but we’re not complaining!), and there is Sky TV available in the lounge. Our room was large and airy with a balcony, and a great view out over the Pitt strait to Chatham Island. Overall, a fantastic 6 nights, and we would love to come here again. Highly recommended.…