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gecko24
Brisbane, Australia

Old school accommodation and vibe

Review of Possum Lodge
4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 Sept 2023
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.
Date of stay: September 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 May 2023 via mobile

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!

Date of stay: May 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 April 2023 via mobile

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!

Room tip: Relax!
Date of stay: March 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 April 2023

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 😊

Date of stay: February 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 January 2023

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

Date of stay: January 2023
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 December 2022

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.

Room tip: The views are stunning and the atmosphere is great.
Date of stay: November 2022
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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