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Possum Lodge

13 Murrell Avenue Lake Manapouri, Fiordland National Park New Zealand
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Free parking
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gecko24 wrote a review Sept 2023
Brisbane, Australia650 contributions96 helpful votes
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We stayed two nights in one of the self contained cottages which felt like staying in your grandma's house. Clean and functional but very old school/retro. The bed was comfy with a grandma coverlet. A full kitchen was provided including a stove and microwave. The cottage was warm and the shower hot. The location was excellent allowing a walk into the few shops in town and to the wharf for cruising including through the forest which reminded us strongly of Norway. The Church in town was a great pub also with a chilled vibe, frequented by locals and we had an excellent meal and a generous glass of wine and would recommend if it's open when you visit. Henry the owner/manager of the park was friendly and chilled. There were sports items like kayaks you could borrow which would be great in summer and a fire pit. We enjoyed the casual vibe here and would recommend if you need a place to stay.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Ella B UK wrote a review May 2023
United Kingdom3 contributions3 helpful votes
Amazing location, right on the lake in manapouri. Very friendly owner who let us stay last minute. Loads of random facilities on site e.g. table tennis, bbq, log burner. Lovely campsite set up with very hot showers!! Would highly recommend to anyone!
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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KDUB7 wrote a review Apr 2023
Washington209 contributions96 helpful votes
This is a really cool place. Henry takes such pride in the place, and really cared about our experience. He made sure we selected the site that would work best for us, (we were in a campervan) and I saw him escorting others around to do the same. We loved the relaxed “old school” vibe around the place, and the sound of the songbirds everywhere. Being so close to the lake and to the trails through the woods. The scent of wood smoke drifting through camp when Henry lit up a fire in the chimera. The skies at night through the trees. Fancy, this is not. Authentic, yes, 1000%. Clean, cheerful, relaxing. One of the highlights of our visit to the South Island!
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Stay22335213382 wrote a review Apr 2023
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This is the best little camp-site in the southern hemisphere. Henry and his crew go out of their way . Facilities are basic but super clean . The atmosphere is friendly and most of the other campers we chatted with all decided to stay extra days as they enjoyed it as much as we did 😊
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Matthew H wrote a review Jan 2023
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We stayed in a camper van and a friend camped next to us which wasn’t a problem for the electric hookup bit. We were warmly welcomed on arrival and felt very at home at this small but well run family campsite. It was so nice to go for nearby walks and the campsite even lent us a kayak to cross the river. We had been camping for about 10 days at different sites both private and DOC, but this was by far the best. So nice to have a beer by the campfire and talk to other guests/ travellers. The pub/old church at the top of the track is also worth a visit. Thanks for a great stay and I hope we are back someday. Cheers, Matt, Joanna and Emma
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Jorien W wrote a review Dec 2022
Bussum, The Netherlands29 contributions5 helpful votes
A lovely bit hippy-ish kind of place. Good showers and kitchen. On the shore of the lake with amazing views. You can book your Doubtfull sound tour here as well. They have got kayaks, pingpong table and a lounge area. I really enjoyed my stay here.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Zoepmc wrote a review Sept 2022
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Lovely grounds, cozy cabin (w/ heating blankets!), forest and birds and fire pit and books, nicely decorated, right by the lake. Nice kitchen and sanitary facilities. Owners super friendly and kind and present. Good energy - you feel it as soon as you arrive.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Billie C wrote a review Apr 2022
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We just left this place today and I can’t speak highly enough of the units, the beauty and the location. The family that run it are so friendly and will help with anything - we were rushing out but had a couple of hoodies to dry and they offered to put them in when the dryers were free, we came back and they were dry and folded on our doorstep, so sweet. They also have a fire at night where we had marshmallows and chatted with other guests that were also talking about how great the hosts are and their accomodations. There’s a restaurant/pub a couple minutes walk up the road, and and an awesome flying fox (which holds adults too!), and it’s 5mins walk through beautiful bush to the doubtful sound ferry. Our family had a great time and we’ll definitely be back. Nga mihi. Thanks again.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Grace wrote a review Feb 2022
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We stumbled a a cross possum lodge when looking for accommodation close to doubtful sound departures - literally a stoned throw away. It's exactly as they describe it, "an original from the 'good ole days'". Nestled amoung the trees, its so peaceful. At night the fairy lights in the trees glow, it's a lovely atmosphere! Facilities are well equipped, very clean and simple but also stylish (retro) and homely. The kitchen is my favourite, so well stocked with lots of nice touches. Also Ruby, the dog, is so sweet!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Leanne McMurray, Owner at Possum Lodge
Responded 1 Mar 2022
Thank you for your review, we are so pleased you enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and peaceful location of Possum Lodge. Hope to see you again sometime. Take care😊
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Sawa wrote a review Jan 2022
Christchurch, New Zealand93 contributions26 helpful votes
Highly recommend Great facility's, great owners, close to everything. Reasonable price. Has cooking utensils there for use in kitchen. Big fridge. Cabins, tent sites etc. Tracks down to beach. Its a well looked after place. Would stay there again.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Leanne McMurray, Owner at Possum Lodge
Responded 10 Jan 2022
Thank you Sarah, we are pleased you enjoyed your holiday at Possum Lodge, you are most welcome to stay again. All the best for 2022😊
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Frequently Asked Questions about Possum Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Possum Lodge?
Nearby attractions include The Wee Bookshop (0.8 km), Wild Wool Gallery (2.0 km), and Time Traders (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Possum Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, laundry service, and free internet access.
Which room amenities are available at Possum Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a dining area.
What food & drink options are available at Possum Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Possum Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Possum Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Church - Manapouri, Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn Restaurant, and Brown's Cafe.
Are any cleaning services offered at Possum Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Possum Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.