For the second winter running we have endured a record breaking rainfall event! Just when our road was beginning to resemble something passable the August deluge has changed all that and we’re back to road closures…. We are now awaiting geotechnical tests etc and funding to restart the repairs so it’s a bit of an … More Driving challenge
After last years weather bomb our road is back!…..well sort of. The road will be being repaired through to late 2023, it is open to the public however with some restrictions. There are size limitations for heavy or long vehicles, but cars and 4WDs with trailers etc will be ok. It’s open on the weekends … More The road is open!
Announcing our WINTER SPECIAL 2021! From the 1st June through till the end of August our Winter rates will be $160 per night for the Summerhouse and $260 for the Yurt…. checkout our availability and come and experience the magic for yourself. “Thank you for your fabulous hospitality last week – a real highlight of … More Winter Specials:….
With Portage Hotel closed until October we’re seeing a dramatic increase in bookings for those walking or biking the Queen Charlotte Track. They’re also taking advantage of our “Covid Winter Special” which runs until the end of August. Currently there are limited accommodation options at Portage Bay, but we can help! We’re just a 15 … More QC Track winter transfers
It’s been a bit of a bonus for us to share our lockdown bubble with Daniela and Jan from the Czech Republic. They were on a working holiday around New Zealand when the Covid-19 virus struck and put a stop to their travels. We previously found them on “Kiwi House Sitters” and they had stayed … More Lockdown Bubble
Now that the corona virus (COVID-19) has hit the world we’ve suddenly had a few spaces open up in our booking calendar! But all is not lost…. and in fact it’s a great opportunity for anyone in the country already. Especially if you need a bit of time in splendid isolation, we’re the perfect place … More Splendid Isolation
We’ve signed up to the Tiaki Promise! Which is a commitment to care for New Zealand, it’s people and place for now and for future generations. Everyone who lives and travels here has a responsibility to look after it. The promise has been developed by Tourism NZ along with the Department of Conservation and others … More Tiaki Promise
As from this morning – Tuesday February 26th, DOC has lifted the diversion from the Queen Charlotte Track! This is good news as all walkers may now stay on the spectacular ridge line walk as they go past our place. Another fabulous sunset movie on Oscars night! It also means we’ve had enough rain to … More Track update: Diversion is lifted!
Due to the extreme fire risk on our sunny side of the hill in the Kenepuru the Queen Charlotte Track above us is closed, As from today, the 19th February. The rest of the track is still open and theres a diversion in place along Kenepuru Road that will take you right past our gate, … More Track is closed but we’re still open!
The entire cosmos can sing to us with the voice of a wild flower. -Thich Nhat Hanh, “Inside the Now: Meditations on time” (2015) We’re happy to have now listed on Book a bach This listing is for the entire space so visitors can have the whole place to themselves. So no need to share … More Space for yourself