Possum Lodge

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View over the lake (added by manager 14 Sep 2022)
Road into the site (added by manager 14 sep 2022)
Sign for the site (added by manager 18 may 2022)
Driveway to the site (added by manager 18 may 2022)

  • Dog-friendly site in a native forest next to Lake Manapouri
  • A 10-minute walk to the beach and the harbour for boat trips
  • Convenient hiking base; trout fishing available on site
Possum Lodge is what the owners call ‘a classic Kiwi site’. Small, safe, clean and friendly, it’s set in a native forest, which is very quiet… aside from the birds’ dawn chorus, of course. And with the site being based next to gorgeous Lake Manapouri in Southland’s Fiordland National Park, sublime scenery is a given. From here you can take strolls through thickets of beech trees along the adjacent lower Waiau River, and there's also excellent trout fishing; alternatively, you can wander through the forest to the sandy lake shores, only around 10 minutes’ walk away. Another 10-minute walk will get you to the Pearl Harbour Manapouri boat ramp. From here, there’s a water taxi that runs in high season to transport you to the trailhead for the nearly nine-kilometre Manapouri Circle Track around the forest and the lakeshore. The RealNZ - Doubtful Sound Manapouri Visitor Centre is a few minutes’ walk from the harbour and runs lake cruises and wildlife watching for dolphins and fur seals. Possum Lodge is also convenient for a number of other great New Zealand trails, such as the Kepler Track (around 10 to 15 minutes’ drive) past beech forests, mountains and glaciers, the Milford Track and the Routeburn Track. On site, the facilities include shower, toilet and launderette access. There’s a place to eat within walking distance, but for grocery supplies you'll need to head to Te Anau (20 minutes).

Site type

Tent sites 7
RV sites 7
Travel trailer sites 7
Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 3
Open all year
Opens
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • The park does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Breed-specific legislation (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
  • Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.

Languages spoken

English

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Beheerder ivm uitleg etc…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 4
Harrie W. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Primitive grass and gravel campsite

Liked: Beheerder ivm uitleg etc

Disliked: Mogelijkheden bv gebruik v kanos

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Recommend

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Primitive grass and gravel campsite

Liked: Kind hospitality, comfortable place

Disliked: Small shower room

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Its a really great place, with a very friendly atmosphere, right in…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

1 bedroom cottage / chalet / bungalow

Liked: Its a really great place, with a very friendly atmosphere, right in nature. Our cabin was well appointed and very comfortable. The staff were friendly and helpful.

Disliked: n/a

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house Cycle hire Evening entertainment Fishing Fitness centre Indoor swimming pool Kids' club On-site restaurant/cafe Outdoor swimming pool Playground Recreation room/arcade TV room Takeout Tennis Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available Car parking by site/unit Composting toilet Dog park Drying room Free wifi Grocery store Ice pack freezing Internet access Laundromat Parent & baby washroom Payphone Pick-up from public transport Portable toilet Pub toilets Restrooms Shower available Washing-up area Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly Motorcycle friendly Single-sex groups welcome Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed Barbecue provided Campfires allowed Commercial vehicles allowed Dogs allowed Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker Hikers’ paradise Lake and/or mountain Peaceful Remote location Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities Communal freezer Communal fridge Dump station Electric car charging point(s) Propane/gas cylinders available Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Convenience store nearby Dog walk nearby

Type

Small (11-25 sites)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby Mountain biking nearby Restaurant nearby

Location

Possum Lodge

13 Murrell Avenue

Manapouri

Southland

New Zealand

9679

Directions

Timezone

Pacific/Auckland +1200 (GMT+12:00)

GPS

-45.56707°N
167.60415°W

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

The marshes of Rakatu Wetlands (15 minutes’ drive) spread over a whopping 278 hectares. Nine kilometres of walking tracks snake through the area, allowing sightings of the wading birds that call these waters home, including mallard ducks, Canada geese and black swans, plus fishes like long-finned eels. If you’re after feathered creatures specific to New Zealand, head to Punanga Manu o Te Anau / Te Anau Bird Sanctuary (15 minutes), home to a range of native (and largely endangered) birds that you might not be able to spot in the wild, like the flightless takahē and the parrot-like kākā. Ready for a cruise with a difference? Instead of sailing on the lake or the river, you can book a spot on one of the vessels exploring the underground stream leading to Te Anau Glowworm Caves (15 minutes). Sail past a subterranean waterfall, limestone passages and whirlpools to a quiet grotto shimmering with glowworms.

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

  • Does Possum Lodge have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Possum Lodge dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Possum Lodge? The marshes of Rakatu Wetlands (15 minutes’ drive) spread over a whopping 278 hectares. Nine kilometres of walking tracks snake through the area, allowing sightings of the wading birds that call these … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Possum Lodge?
    RV, travel trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Possum Lodge? From $41.33 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.