Our setting has been described as "stupendous." Perched above one of the most scenic and untouched rivers in the South Island, and at the foot of a magnificent mountain range, we are fortunate to be in a truly magical spot.
We are on 100 acres of privately owned native bush, effectively surrounded by conservation land. While building the lodge, we were determined to keep the footprint small, so have cleared just enough bush to provide ample sunlight (important for the solar panels!).
Guests may explore our property and connect to the Mokihinui Gorge Track, on several bushwalks through a variety of riverside, creek and mountain podocarp (rimu, kahikatea) and beech forest. Ranging from 15 minute walks to hours of exploration, these tracks all start at the front door.
Just outside the lodge, our riverside campfire is perfect for gatherings on star-filled evenings. From there, you can cross a small plank walkway that leads straight out to 'The Pool' (the fishing hole/swimming area/flatwater kayak area).
And, our two-person bush bath is unforgettable ... very romantic and private, yet completely civilised and only metres from the front deck.