A cosy kiwi holiday park, Possum Lodge is a traditional camping ground the way they used to be filled with loads of character on the Edge of Lake Manapouri. It’s Considered “one of the loveliest lakes in the world”. Also boundaries on the mouth of the lower Waiau River nestled in Native Forest which is very quiet apart from the native bird’s dawn chorus. Safe, clean and friendly.
This lake front accommodation offers guests a unique opportunity to wander through native bush to the sandy shores of the lake or along parts of the Waiau River, an 8 minute walk through the native beech forest to Pearl Harbour the Doubtful Sound Cruise departure point. Close and convenient to a number of national park walks and great New Zealand walks to explore. The circle Manapouri track has a beautiful bird’s eye view of the lake. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Back valley track, Forest Burn and Kepler track. The Kepler Mountains are just north of Manapouri’s imposing Hunter Mountains with its spectacular monument in the foreground to the snow-capped Cathedral Peaks and framed to the south by the majestic Takitimu’s.
Guests are able to interact with these remote waterways on the sheltered Waiau River with row boats, canoes and kayaks. It has a healthy population of trout for the keen fisher people. Or hop aboard one of the modern vessels and cruise to stunning Doubtful Sound or spectacular Milford Sound or be guided through spectacular wilderness and Heritage sites. Still untouched, just as Captain Cook 1st discovered them. Local Cafes and Restaurants only a short walk from Possum Lodge..
“Without a “doubt”. it is a great place.And walking distance to Doubtful Sound Departures.”
“A slice of Heaven”
“This camping ground is amoungest the best we had on our South Island tour. Kiwi experience second to none. Thank you Possum Lodge.”
“Peaceful and quiet”
” Possum Lodge have 60s style cottages . I think it was the best sleep I had for years, so quiet and the setting is perfect, right on Lake Manapouri. The cottages are fully self contained with all the cooking facilities, and were very clean.”
“One of the Wonders of the world.”
“Fantastic Spot,loved it!”
“Quintessential Kiwi Camping”
“Not modern or flash but delightful, clean, quiet, perfect location and friendly. We would book here again any day.”
“Very calm and pleasant place .The best camping for us.We didnt want to leave!”
“Such a lovely sheltered place ! Not as cold as the other campsites.Keep it as it is . GREAT!!!”