Welcome to Last Light Lodge

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What do we offer?
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Accommodation in Tuatapere, Southland

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21 private rooms
Standard or Super rooms

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Single, Double or Twin beds

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New smart TV in Super rooms

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Shared bathrooms for all rooms, mixed, with time limited on some showers

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Book-in-advance
Gourmet Meals : breakfast, dinner & packed lunch*

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Homemade preserves and homegrown vegetables for sale on site and soon online

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Organic gardens on site

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25min drive from start
of the Hump Ridge Track

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Camping ground with powered and unpowered sites

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Free Wifi **

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Kitchen fully equipped

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Laundries with coin operated washing machine and dryer

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Free parking on site

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Lockers with key

* guest-in-house only

** speed and availability non guarantee

Where are we ?

Located at the bottom of the world, Tuatapere is NZ’s last town to see the sunset.

On the fringes of the Fiordland National Park, nearby the South Coast and Hump Ridge Track, surrounded by mountains, rainforests, rivers, bush and farmlands,
a piece of paradise if you like nature and quiet.

Our lodge is surrounded by beautiful gardens with native trees and bushes.
The sunrise, sunset and night sky are often incredible.

You will find all the things you need to spend a relaxing time in our accommodation and camping.

What's up ?
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In alert level Orange, we ask everyone to wear a mask, but no need of a Vaccine Pass for accommodation. If you wish to book a meal with us (dinner and/or breakfast), The Vaccine Pass is required. For pack lunch, no need as this can be handle without contact.

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Deluxe rooms are available now – with smart tv and king size bed, newly renovated

Our Blog : 1000 & 1 nights at Last Light Lodge
Reviews

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Discover737727
Discover737727
22. February, 2021.
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A hidden delight We decided to book here at the last minute, instead of an early morning drive from Queenstown, before we walked the Humpridge. We stayed in the Delux Cabins which were clean and very comfortable. The evening meal was delicious and we loved the way the different groups sat together at the tables. Breakfast and our packed lunch was also delicious. The hosts were friendly and accommodating and the atmosphere of the place was great. The perfect place to stay before heading out on the Humpridge Track.
Cushlab
Cushlab
2. February, 2021.
Verified
Excellent This was a perfect place to stay prior to walking the Humpridge Track. The hosts are incredibly friendly – warm, happy and welcoming. The evening meal was top class. We had blue cod which was cooked to perfection. The beds are comfortable with crisp white sheets, hot water bottles, if required, and everything is very clean. I would highly recommend this place. Loved it.
Layra
Layra
19. January, 2021.
Verified
Southern hospitality at its best Stayed a night before walking the Humpridge track. Great location, good facilities, and fast wifi as well. We were able to leave a bag in a locker while we walked the track (3days). When we returned they were very accommodating with letting us use the showers and kitchen to warm up before heading back home. Would definitely recommend.
anniemont91
anniemont91
7. January, 2021.
Verified
Excellent accommodation, food and service Everything about the place was excellent! Dinner and breakfast was all made in house often from the organic vege garden, very comfortable beds and exceptionally clean accommodation. If you’re doing the Hump Ridge and need somewhere to stay in Tuatapere you can’t go past here.
Mark S
Mark S
5. January, 2021.
Verified
Welcome Relief We arrived into town late to find our original accommodation down the road had double booked our motel room. we called First Light – to the rescue! and found a very friendly and welcoming owner/manager “V” who pointed us in the direction of our rooms which were very clean and tidy with great facilities adjacent – A peaceful nights rest before tackling the Hump Ridge track.
Nic S
Nic S
27. December, 2020.
Verified
Relaxing hideaway in Tautapere Newly refurbished rooms in a quite location. The evening meal was delicious and the welcome warm. We took a short walk through native forest to visit Tautapere and enjoyed listening to the native birds singing. We will definitely visit again as the food and accomodation exceeded expectation.
20Eileen
20Eileen
11. December, 2020.
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Great stay Stayed here the night before walking the Humpridge Track. Great lodge, run by a friendly couple. Rooms were clean and tidy, with all the essentials, some have been upgrade. Had dinner the night before and the food was very tasty. Went back after the tramp and bought some delicious home made relish and jam to take home.
chris G
chris G
6. March, 2020.
Verified
Great stop We stayed a night before doing the Hump Ridge. Yes it is very basic but adequate with the old style rooms and share bathroom. Very clean by the way! That said, the dining experience was great. So many home made goodies to choose from, and Mario, the server/ waiter/ all rounder is a fab asset to the place! He makes great coffee and is super professional. We did have dinner there. Yes it is delicious and yes it is fairly pricey . The blue cod at $40 was great and they were happy to substitute . Cheesecake was to die for at $15. Great range of wine and beer. Quite a unique place in a remote location!
Suzi B
Suzi B
22. February, 2020.
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Fantastic birthday Amazing organic homegrown food, excellent service, well worth every cent, as usual, utmost care taken of dietry requirements. Nowhere better to eat in all of Tuatapere, Craig & Vi’s hospitality is top notch.

Justine
Justine
1. March, 2021.
10
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Exceptional ☺ Really friendly staff, comfortable room, great communal facilities!
Gwen
Gwen
1. March, 2021.
10
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Excellent host ☺ World class cuisine ☹ All good
Helene
Helene
1. March, 2021.
8,0
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Lovely food, basic accommodation ☺ FOOD EXCEPTIONALLY GOOD! ☹ The older rooms are very basic
Bill
Bill
1. March, 2021.
8,0
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Very good ☺ Evening Meal, Breakfast and lunch provided for HumpRidge Track were excellent.
Anonymous
Anonymous
1. March, 2021.
8,0
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Very good
Jill
Jill
1. February, 2021.
9,0
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Great hospitality and service ☺ Close Location to Humpridge track ☹ Nothing
Tracey
Tracey
1. February, 2021.
8,0
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Very good
Mayke
Mayke
1. February, 2021.
10
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Exceptional
Lesley
Lesley
1. February, 2021.
8,0
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Great base for exploring this area ☺ We really enjoyed talking to the friendly owners, Craig and Vee, and their adorable baby. The room was a good size and nice and clean. The garden out the back is wonderful with so many vegetables and different fruit, and we loved the way that so much of this was used in our dinners. We highly recommend eating on the premises – the two delicious courses plus a glass of wine was a good deal and a plus was sitting with others at a big table so we met interesting people during our two day stay (many of them off to walk the Hump Ridge). Our jet boat trip was cancelled so we explored the area from Riverton back along the coast instead. Lots of interesting brachrs.
Catherine
Catherine
1. February, 2021.
8,0
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Very good

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