Rough and Tumble Bush Lodge

At the northern trail-head of The Old Ghost Road, a special wilderness accommodation experience lies waiting to be discovered. The Rough and Tumble Bush Lodge offers deeply comfortable accommodation, hearty meals and welcoming hosts.



On the mighty Mokihinui River and at the northern end of the world-famous Old Ghost Road we are an oasis of rustic elegance. Mountain-biking, hiking, fishing, kayaking, gold-panning and four-wheel driving are just outside the door. Walking tracks range from peaceful strolls through the deep bush of our private 100 acres, or deep multi-day adventures, including NZ's longest single track ride, in the thousands of hectares of conservation land surrounding us. Our five guestrooms, each with en-suite, provide deep comfort and unique "tree house lofts." The main lodge's open stone fireplace, exposed beams and massive red beech dining tables take you back to a simpler time. In the high season we offer a licensed cafe for guests and visitors.


Mokihinui Road, Seddonville, Westport, New Zealand
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