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Birds Ferry Lodge

Purpose-built on the edge of a glacial terrace, Birds Ferry Lodge overlooks native forest in the valley below and the Tasman Sea beyond.
Birds Ferry Lodge, Birds Ferry Road, Westport, New Zealand
Rates from $399

Birds Ferry Lodge Details 


The whiff of fresh baked bread, homemade conserves, real espresso, our own organic fruit and produce: breakfasts at Birds Ferry Lodge are legendary, and included in your tariff.
Complete the day with superb cuisine and wines hosted at the Lodge, or delivered to the self-contained Ferryman’s Cottage as a breathtaking sunset gives way to the absolute quiet of evening. You’ll sleep as never before in luxury linen, and wake to the bellbird’s song and if you are very lucky a Kiwi!
Purpose-built on the edge of a glacial terrace, Birds Ferry Lodge overlooks native forest in the valley below and the Tasman Sea beyond. The Lodge is the centre piece of our 33 acre property which you are welcome to explore.
Midway between the Glacier Country in the South and the Northern areas of the South Island, this luxury lodge is the perfect spot to break your journey along the West Coast.
On arrival you will enjoy a warm welcome from your hosts Alison and Andre, then peace seclusion and relaxation awaits you.
Lodge facilities
Accommodation Westport West Coast|Luxury B&B|Coastal Bed and Breakfast|West Coast|New Zealand Great Viewsdinners are our specialty...Bed & Breakfast guests enjoy the spacious guest lounge. Comfy leather upholstery and a roaring log fire in front of the huge windows where you can take in the view out to the ocean and the Totara Valley below.
Enjoy a welcome refreshment on arrival accompanied by some of Alison’s home baking or a pre-dinner aperitif from the house bar.
Dinners are our specialty so be sure to book!
The library is stocked with a selection of magazines and books with something to interest most. There is also a supply of board games and puzzles for a day indoors.
The semi-remote, rural location close to Westport means that the wildlife is in abundance. The native Weka visits the garden and at night the call of the Kiwi has been heard from the Lodge. Wild deer have been spotted from the deck and whilst enjoying the spa after dark guests are kept company by our local Common Owl who rests on the back of the chair right beside them! Tui and Bell birds visit the well-stocked bird table.
Birds Ferry Lodge is currently number one on Tripadvisor in this area and we are recommended in both ‘Fodors’ and ‘Rough Guide’ to New Zealand.
“Excellent location: close enough to towns, restaurants and sight but also far enough to be surrounded by nature and completely undisturbed by any cars, noise or city lights. A big thank you to Andre for taking us on tours off the beaten track to hidden spots with great views without any other tourists. Thank you Alison for the delicious homecooked meals and vegetables straight from the garden. We’ll be back soon!” Ian – South Africa

Ferry Man’s Cottage offers luxurious and romantic holiday home accommodation, set in its own private 12 acre section at the very end of Birds Ferry Road, forming part of our 45 acre property.
It is the perfect spot for a romantic weekend or mini break or a family holiday. Located on the edge of a small Lake, 2 km from the highway and, with native Wekas, Pukekos and wild ducks as neighbours this is a most peaceful spot. The rare Kiwi can be heard at night here.
The luxurious bach (cottage) is finished to a very high standard and designed to take in the panoramic mountain and ocean views. All the luxury touches of Birds Ferry Lodge but with a fully equipped kitchen in your own very private setting.
There are two large bedrooms, 1 x four-poster Queen, and 1 x Superking which splits to be 2 singles.
There is a sleep sofa in the lounge.
Cot and high chair are available as well as a wide selection of indoor and outdoor games plus DVD’s.
The cottage is very cosy and warm at all times of the year – the bedrooms have oil filled radiators, electric blankets, the bathroom has underfloor heating and there is a ‘Metro’ wood burner in the lounge which packs a punch!
Ferry Mans Cottage by moonlightTariff includes gourmet breakfast hamper. 500mb complimentary WIFI now with boosted signal for Blackberry, Ipad and Iphone.
The cottage has decks and outdoor furniture back and front meaning you can enjoy the sunshine at any time of the day. By the front deck there are TWIN OUTDOOR GARDEN BATHS with hot running water (One for you and one for your significant other – how romantic is that!) from where you can watch the sun go down in spectacular fashion with a glass of bubbles perhaps.


Birds Ferry Lodge has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms featuring pure luxury throughout.


The Lodge

Full cooked breakfast
Fridges & Nespresso Coffee Machines
Unlimited use of heated spa at no extra charge.
Highspeed wireless internet, first 500mb is free
Private Access onto deck with outdoor seating area
Complimentary load of laundry per night of stay
Luxury hand made toiletries from Marlborough
Decadent monogrammed fluffy bathrobes
Heated towel rails
Dual control Electric Blankets
Quality beds, mattresses and linens for a comfortable sleep
All rooms have screened windows
Fresh Flowers book-now
Complimentary hot and cold non-alcoholic refreshments
Room darkening drapes over large windows
All rooms have sea and/or mountain views

The Cottage

Gourmet Hamper of locally produced and/or homegrown breakfast supplies, manuka smoked bacon, free range eggs, greek yogurt, homemade muesli and jam, fruit juice, seasonal fruit bowl, freshly baked bread, organic fair trade coffee beans
Wifi, free 500mb
Garden Bath with hot piped water.
Fully equipped kitchen and laundry facility.
TV, DVD (with NZ DVDs), CD player,Ipod Dock magazines and games
Exclusive use of a 12 acre section including extensive landscaped gardens
A modern fully tiled bathroom with a shower and a bath. Under floor heating adds that luxury touch…
Large towels and luxury hand made toiletries from Marlborough. Hairdryer and heating throughout
An unlimited supply of hot water
Quality linens, feather/wool duvets, dual control electric blankets
Cot & Highchair

Checking In & Out

Check-in from 2pm and check-out by 11am


Grand View Ensuite Lodge Room — Grand View: $399
Ferry Man's Cottage — Nightly: $475
Ferry Man's Cottage — 2 Nights Romantic Package: $475
Totora Valley Ensuite Lodge Room — Totara Valley: $399
Checking In & Out
$399 / per night



The area offers some fantastic food options sourcing the region’s best produce and catering to a range of budgets, see some of the best below:
The Bay House
PortSide Bistro & Bar
PR's Cafe
Whanake Gallery & Espresso Bar
Make sure you book in advance if you plan to eat at any of the above restaurants as they are very popular and easily fill for the weekend.
We also offer a concierge service on this property if you would like us to arrange any bookings.


Getting There and Distances

Birds Ferry Lodge is 386 kms from Wellington.

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