Self-Contained Group Accommodation 
in the West Coast Wilderness 

From the front deck you can just about cast a fishing line into the mighty Mokihinui River. From each room, the jagged edge of the Glasgow Range silhouettes an untouched sky. Any direction you listen or look, you're immersed in the native wilderness of the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island. This is the world of the Rough and Tumble Bush Lodge, providing beautiful, fully equipped self-contained accommodation for groups of 2 to 20. 

Located midway between Westport and Karamea, our rustic luxury wilderness lodge is an ideal base for exploring all the Northern West Coast has to offer ... from wild bush and beaches to mountains and rivers, the incredible Oparara Arches and Honeycomb Hills Caves to the renowned Charming Creek Walkway.

If going deep means adventure, name your activity and you're away. If your journey is of the spirit, contemplation and rejuvenation await. For business teams, here's a chance to model that "out of the box" thinking at your choice of retreat sites. Wedding parties can relax and enjoy a memorable occasion in an unforgettable setting, while families and friends can reunite and reconnect in the comfort of their own wilderness lodge.

News from Rough and Tumble Country

  • The Finest Self-Contained Accommodation in the West Rough and Tumble is now exclusively available to groups, ranging from 2 to 20 people. This is a fantastic way to experience the lodge; it's like having your very ...
    Posted Apr 6, 2011, 4:50 PM by Susan Cook
  • Sunday Times UK recommends R&T March 2010: Rough and Tumble makes the (U.K.) Sunday Times Travel magazine's annual list of recommended accommodation in New Zealand!
    Posted Jul 1, 2010, 12:39 PM by Susan Cook
  • "A diamond in the rough bush" Featured in Air New Zealand's inflight KiaOra Magazine, December 2009. "A diamond in the rough bush, a place of simple pleasures in inspiring scenery."
    Posted Jun 5, 2010, 9:59 PM by Emma Velde
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