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Pukekura Lodge (The Bushman's Centre)

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Klara Skapova's avatar

Klara Skapova

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome, cozy place to stay. We love the style of this campsite! What more can you wish for than hot showers, nice kitchen, for just $10 per person. Highly recommended!!

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Sarah Hemmerich

Ranking: 10/10

A very amazing place to stay. The owners are super nice, the location is great and where do you get a place for a camper with energy, a kitchen and a hot shower for $10 per person? The bedrooms looked really nice. Tent pitches are even less expensive. I do absolutely recommend to stay here.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Felix Rektor

Ranking: 9/10

A really lovely place with everything you need! The owners have changed, they are a young family, very friendly and open minded. Don't worry when you arrive and nobody is there. Just make yourselves a home, one of the owners will come in the afternoon to collect the fees:)

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Kellie's avatar


United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

If you haven't got a sense of humour and can't take things with a pinch of salt, you won't like it . The owners like to tell it how it is. A beautiful spot for the van with nice showers and toilet and kitchen access behind the cabins. Loved chatting to the owners about hunting 1080 and environmentalism. Its a travesty that Pete can no longer sell his possum pies due to silly regulations. The place is on its way out due to lack of tourists stopping down the West Coast-a shame because its a fantastic spot among the rainforest.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in December 2013

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Evans's avatar


United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Sparse but adequate facilities. This location made memorable by the excellent wild food. Don't be put off by the sawdust on the floor. Helpful and friendly people.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2010

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Samantha Piekuta


Ranking: 1/10

Famous for its possum pies and population of 2. The pies were good but the 'welcome' was awful. The owner clearly has a grudge.

Reviewed about 6 years ago