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Ahuriri River Lodge

Farm stay hosted by Carl
8 guests4 bedrooms5 beds2.5 bathrooms
Entire home
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Walking distance to fly-fishing on the world famous Ahuriri River.
Soak in the beauty of the endlessly changing valley views.
Wide open space and room to breathe with 49 000 hectares to explore
Miles from Anywhere ... Close to Perfect ...

The space
The Ahuriri River Lodge, a Holiday House, is the Homestead of the original Birchwood Station.
Sleeps a maximum of 8 guests in 4 bedrooms, a Queen bedroom, 2 King bedrooms where the beds can be split to make 2 singles beds in each, and the last bedroom has 2 king single beds. All linen, blankets etc provided. This Iconic revitalised High Country Station Homestead is located at the start of the Ahuriri Conservation Park, encompassing some 49 000 hectares. Its 25km from the main Twizel/Queenstown road at Lindis Pass between Omarama and Tarras and the unspoilt views are breathtaking. We are approx 72km from Twizel and about 90 minutes from Wanaka. Walking distance to fly-fishing on the world famous Ahuriri River there are numerous activities to keep any outdoor enthusiast in raptures - or just have a break and soak in the beauty of the endlessly changing valley.

Please note that parties and events are not allowed

Come and stay for a revitalising break and enjoy what is truly one of New Zealand's jewels.

Wide open space and room to breathe.

Guest access
Guest are welcome to use the whole Homestead ....Nestled in a shelter-belt you are protected from the winds and can enjoy all the valley has to offer. The 10 seater dining room, the Bar/recreation room and lounge all look out over the stunning valley. Enjoy a log fire with a book from the library and good glass of wine as you soak in the views Your nearest neighbour is 10km away and you have a whole valley to enjoy.

Other things to note
Hazards, Insects , Cancellation Policy and Liability
Ahuriri River Lodge accepts no liability for any costs or damages whatsoever. We do suggest Travel Insurance should this concern you.

Hazards
You are coming to Ahuriri River Lodge and Birchwood Station Homestead – it is not a canned adventure – this was originally a high country sheep station which had a hardy breed that lived here. We are located 25km up a gravel road which has several hazards. 500m further on from us the road becomes a 4 wheel drive only track ….

There are several scree slips and potholes, you pass over several back-country bridges and ford a small stream.

Weather events in New Zealand can be severe, the river rises and can cross the road, slips gets scoured by flooding and this little stream can become a torrent. 98% of the year you can travel in with a normal car – although a 4 wheel drive is a better option especially if you want to explore further up the valley by vehicle.

IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO GET SAFELY TO THE HOMESTEAD

We monitor the weather situation and river levels and will be able to get to you in extreme events but it is something to be aware of.

Being in a Conservation Park and in the tree line there is a huge amount of wildlife. Several bird species around the homestead and in the nearby wetlands. We also have possums, ferrets, sandflies, insects, mice and various other crawly and flying organisms. Whilst they won’t attack you – normally – (well the sandflies do) please be aware they are here.

Do bring Sandfly repellent and sunscreen
Walking distance to fly-fishing on the world famous Ahuriri River.
Soak in the beauty of the endlessly changing valley views.
Wide open space and room to breathe with 49 000 hectares to explore
Miles from Anywhere ... Close to Perfect ...

The space
The Ahuriri River Lodge, a Holiday House, is the Homestead of the original Birchwood Station.
Sleeps a maximum of 8 guests in 4…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed
Bedroom 4
2 single beds

Amenities

Cable TV
Indoor fireplace
Dryer
Essentials
Carbon monoxide alarm
Fire extinguisher
Washing machine
TV
Kitchen
First aid kit

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Ahuriri Conservation Park, Otago, New Zealand

Its 25km from the main Twizel/Queenstown road at Lindis Pass between Omarama and Tarras and the unspoilt views are breathtaking. We are approx 72km from Twizel and about 90 minutes from Wanaka.

Hosted by Carl

Joined in July 2015
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During your stay
We guide fly-fishing clients exclusively on the Ahuriri River. Maximum of three. This river is fished extensively by ourselves and we know what subtle variations there are in patterns and techniques and where the fish can be found during the seasonal months.
Please enquire about daily rates and packages with the first night in the Homestead being catered. We are only a phone call away ...
We guide fly-fishing clients exclusively on the Ahuriri River. Maximum of three. This river is fished extensively by ourselves and we know what subtle variations there are in patte…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 14:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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