Last Light Lodge

Last Light Lodge




14 Rankers Reviews

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26 Camping Grounds

25 Dump Station

1 Tuatapere



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Karl Ohm 's avatar

Karl Ohm


Ranking: 7/10

We were attracted to this place because of high ratings of Last Light Lodge. Yes it's a nice place with very hospitable staff, but that alone may not warrant a 8, 9 or even 10 stars. We gave it 7 out of 10 and that is not a bad score, because 'you can't just provide the "pro' s" without the "con's". A couple of positives are already above. Here are some more. The food from the home grow produces in the cafe is original and good. We also were lucky to be entertainment by local musicians while dining. No the flip side of the coin... The bathroom is shared between male and female and I noticed a mum wating for her teenage daughter. She felt uncomfortable as a guy had a shave in the same room. Mmmm not so good. The shower required $2 but then you have to figure out hou to get through it in 3 minutes. My expectation is when paying for a serviced side you don't want the stress to rush trough the most relaxing activity namely your daily shower. Some reviews praised the good prices for the service at the cafe and the camp fees. I found then reasonable but not a bargain. The common facilities are OK but an update on appliances (heaters) wouldn't do any harm for good house keeping. Overall I can enjoyed our 2 night stay and can recommen it.

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Marty's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Don't miss this place!

Stayed 2 nights at an unpowered sight (14$ per person per night, 2$ for shower, 3$ for laundry, free wifi) and enjoyed it very much. Great atmosphere, lovely relaxed place, very friendly and helpful stuff. The lodge offers board games, TV, comfortable sofas and a big and well equipped kitchen.

And don't miss the Cafe, which is part of the campground! Excellent food, music and service, homegrown vegetables (loved the tomatoes).

All in all: Highly recommended, A++++++.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Kiwi's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Very good spot, lovely staff and facilities. Showers require coins which we were provided at check in for free. There is a pub/restaurant on site which does great food so we enjoyed a night off cooking.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Thomsen Family

Ranking: 10/10

Great place, Nice private sites, birds singing, friendly staff - whats not to like :-) Their cafe has lots to offer of coffee choices, milkshakes, muffins etc. Also dinner and breakfirst offering - really Nice!

Reviewed 11 months ago

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S Becker

Ranking: 9/10

Wonderful little gem of a campground! We came based on the reviews and it did not disappoint. Cute little restaurant and cafe at reception where they sold fresh produce from their garden. Kitchen was a good size and only gave them a 9 instead of a 10 as the bathrooms only have 1 male and 1 female stall in them ( but they do have 2 separate facilities so plenty of space during our stay).

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Christian Polster


Ranking: 10/10

Based on the many great reviews we decided to stay for one night. When we arrived it was clear to us that we would extend our stay for two nights. This place is by far the best that we have seen during our two months in New Zealand! Lovely hosts, great food (cookies, cakes and on Sunday's bread) and drinks, organic veggies (awesome price), clean facilities and the price was outstanding. We paid 32$/night for 2 adults for a powered site which was only 6$ more than a scenic DOC but there was a lot more to get. A great spot to relax from all the driving and definitely worth more than a quick stay for the night. Highly recommend this last light of New Zealand!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Luiz Gustavo Damasceno Ribeiro

Ranking: 10/10

Definitely a highlight of the trip for us. The site might be out of the way but the restaurant, campsite, beaches, and caves nearby make it a worthwhile destination.
The restaurant boasts homemade foods, jams, organic produce, a variety of wines and beers, batista coffee. If you're not up for that there are barbecues, a well stocked kitchen, or the local Four Square. The kitchen is well equipped and clean. Also the toilets and showers are in good condition (coin operated showers, they can give you change at the cafe).
The tent sites are large and separated from each other by trees and bushes. Powered and unpowered sites are close to all the facilities.
Try the jam!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Andrea Majer

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice place, very nice stuff, everything what you need and more for a very little price, and a good restaurant too. I can't understand, why there are so less people.

Reviewed over 1 year ago