Welcome to Last Light Lodge

21 private rooms with shared bathrooms

Standard or Deluxe

Camping ground with power and unpowered sites

Organic gardens

Free Wifi *

Prebook meals : breakfast, dinner & packed lunch**

Laundries

Self catering kitchens

Free parking

Rest and relax

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.

The Lodge
Sights&Activities
About Us


*We can’t guarantee the speed and access at all times.

**For guests only – Must be booked in advance

Infos

– Restaurant “garden to table” meals, by booking only : breakfast, dinner, packed lunch.

– Deluxe rooms available now with smart tv

Novia Pujianingsih
Novia Pujianingsih
18. September, 2020.
Verified
After few days can’t Find Laudrymart, and stop for while asked receiptionist if they have laundry mart, and she Said yes they have laundry mart (coins)..the only laundrymart in Tuatapere, and the receiptionist was soo lovely…the building so clean and the grass so tidy Thank you (Novia-Hastings)
Gavin Collinson
Gavin Collinson
17. March, 2020.
Verified
Beautiful
Remo Quadranti
Remo Quadranti
8. March, 2020.
Verified
Leider waren wir nicht auf dem Camping da wir per zufall daran vorbeigefahren sind und dort “nur” gefrühstückt haben! Das Caffe dort war aber extrem schön eingerichtet super Personal und das Frühstück war super lecker! Hätten dort gerne mehr Zeit verbracht!
Jørgen Jeppesen
Jørgen Jeppesen
18. February, 2020.
Verified
A. Great restaurant and a very fine camping place with showers kitchens power and everything
isabel Aldiss
isabel Aldiss
11. February, 2020.
Verified
Last light lodge is the ultimate in a Kiwi experience. The staff are super friendly. The food is unreal and value is amazing. The beds are comfortable and the decor is basic. Shared toilet facilities would be the only negative but that didn’t detract from the overall amazing experience. Recommend you buy the preserve made on site and the peppermint tea is out of this world
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.
Verified
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.
Verified
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.
Mambot
Mambot
20. February, 2020.
Verified
Wonderful place. Amazing value. We had a night at Last Light Lodge either side of walking the Humpridge track. What a total treat – comfortable beds, great shower pressure, clean and basic rooms, excellent value. The highlight is the food and the southern hospitality from the multi-talented Craig and staff. The menu is based on ingredients from the organic garden, and locally caught meat and fish. Delicious muesli and home preserves are just the start of the breakfast buffet. What a welcome way to end our Humpridge adventure! Do yourself a favour and spend at least a night at the amazing Last Light. I can’t understand why you’d stay anywhere else!
Kate M
Kate M
15. February, 2020.
Verified
My favourite type of accommodation Last Light Lodge – what a find! My girlfriends and I stayed here the night before we embarked on the Hump Ridge Track. The rooms are basic and have everything you need (including amazing heating), and the shared bathroom facilities nice and clean. The things that really make this place though are: * THE FOOD!! All cooked by the multi-talented owner/manager/chef/grower/barman. Get a two or three course meal if you’re given the option. Its amazing value. The bar also has a great selection of wine, as well as craft beers. All the snacks are made in house too. Breakfast is equally amazing. And huge! * The gardens and walking trails – go check out the garden and take a hike while you’re at it – there are trails that leave from the property. * The camp ground – surely one of the absolute prettiest campgrounds I’ve ever seen. It even has beautiful grass on each site. A bit of a rarity! * The coffee – they also make a mean coffee! If you’re going hiking, you can even hire a locker to keep your extra belongings safe and collect them afterwards.
Mary-anne
Mary-anne
1. January, 2021.
10
Verified
Exceptional
Fee
Fee
1. January, 2021.
8,0
Verified
Very good
Lesley
Lesley
1. January, 2021.
9,0
Verified
I definitely recommend staying here – everything you need and great value! ☺ We had a great stay here before walking the Humpridge track. You have everything you need here – comfy cabins and welcoming, helpful staff. I recommend booking the meals – great value with fresh tasty produce from their garden.
Anonymous
Anonymous
1. January, 2021.
10
Verified
Exceptional ☺ The owners are such lovely honest and genuine people who care about people and the environment. The accomodation is basic- as advertised- but the food is fabulous. Thoroughly recommend this as a place to stay before and after doing the Humpridge track. Book the meal, breakfast and packed lunch- you won’t be disappointed!
Anonymous
Anonymous
1. December, 2020.
10
Verified
Exceptional ☺ The beds were so comfortable and it was beautifully presented too! Lovely staff!
Maria
Maria
1. December, 2020.
9,2
Verified
Superb ☺ Accessible, good parking, great location. Exceptionally clean. Fantastic breakfast!
Susanna
Susanna
1. December, 2020.
8,0
Verified
Very good ☺ Basic well priced accommodation clean comfortable with a good kitchen. Luggage storage available. ☹ All fine