Ferry Man's Cottage

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Currently The Number one Vacation Rental on Trip Advisor for the whole of the South Island of New Zealand.


$349 - $525



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Ferry Man’s Cottage offers an exclusive retreat set in it’s own private gardens within the 33 acre property.

Located on the edge of a small lake, 2 km from the highway and, with only native wekas, pukekos and wild ducks as neighbours this is a most peaceful spot.

Ideally located, midway between the West Coast glaciers and Nelson/Picton, makes it the perfect spot to break your journey.

Ferry Man's Cottage special

Four guests can stay for the price of two in Ferry Man's Cottage.

Minimum stay of two nights from $350.

This special is available until the end of September 2019.

To book: Please call 0800 212 207


The solid timber cottage is finished to a very high standard and designed to take in the panoramic mountain and ocean views– all the luxury touches of Birds Ferry Lodge but with a fully equipped kitchen in your own private setting.

Luxurious interiors are warmed by a roaring fire meaning the cottage is cosy at all times of the year. There is a TV for those who would miss one and a cd player, magazines and games. Cell phone reception is usually good here.

WIFI available and Ipod doc. There are 2 spacious bedrooms 1 Queen with 4 poster bed and the second room has a king twin double bed which can be split to become a twin. There is an additional double sleep sofa in the lounge.

Extra beds can be provided for children if required. All rates quoted are for double occupancy. Additional guests $55 per person per night. The cottage has decks and outdoor furniture back and front meaning you can enjoy the sunshine at any time of the day – especially those famous West Coast sunsets over the ocean.

The modern bathroom has a shower and a bath and is supplied with large towels and luxury toiletries, hairdryer and heater. The cottage has an ample supply of hot water. A fully equipped kitchen includes microwave, oven, dishwasher and washing machine. A BBQ is also provided.

Your tariff includes a welcome pack of breakfast supplies to get you started – homemade bread and preserves, bacon, our own free range eggs, milk tea and coffee.


Birds Ferry Road, Westport 7865, West Coast, New Zealand

From the South, After passing through Charleston, drive for 8KM, After crossing the Big Totara River, at the top of the hill turn left into Birds Ferry Road. From the North, 17km from Westport on SH6 you will come to Birds Ferry Road on your Right. From Nelson, 6km out of Westport take the turn for Greymouth (SH6) and drive for 11km. Once on Birds Ferry Road follow the power poles for 1.8km, on the unsealed road, to the gate where a warm welcome awaits you.

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