November 19, 2002
The lodge is owned by a very friendly couple who really made us feel at home!
Every evening, free homemade soup and bread is provided in the kitchen and in the mornings good strong filter coffee is available free. The rooms are motel style with en-suite.
Facilities include a nice kitchen, full-size chess board and hammocks on a relaxing verandha. There is also a tv room with a large selection of movies. We watched the only NZ film that has ever been popular - Once We're Warriors - a distressing film set among a poor Maori community in South Auckland - worth watching, but have to say, that all the Maoris we have met are really friendly and nothing like they are portrayed in the film!
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From journal South Is Part 1: Picton to Wanaka