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Possum Lodge

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General

  • Dog-friendly site in a native forest on 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.

There are strolls through thickets of beech trees along the adjacent lower Waiau River, plus 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 only 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 should head to Te Anau (20 minutes).


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Recommend11/11/2022

Reviewer's country: United StatesJIN HA K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and gravel pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Kind hospitality, comfortable place

    Disliked: 

    Small shower room

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Its a really great place, with a very friendly atmosphere, …11/09/2022

Reviewer's country: New ZealandRudi J.Confirmed

  • 1 bedroom cottage / chalet / bungalow (maximum 4 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • 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.

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    n/a

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Beheerder ivm uitleg etc01/11/2023

Reviewer's country: NetherlandsHarrie W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and gravel pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Beheerder ivm uitleg etc

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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

Disabled facilities

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)

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • 13 Murrell Avenue, Manapouri, Southland, New Zealand, 9679
  • Timezone Pacific/Auckland +1300 (GMT+13:00)   GPS 45.5671°S 167.6041°E

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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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Possum Lodge cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable direct to Possum Lodge on arrival.

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • 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?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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