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Last Light Lodge

Last Light Lodge is located on the fringes of Western Southland, on natures edge in the charming town of Tuatapere.

The Café, with fresh food and delicious coffee, is set on park like setting, Craig and the team are happy to welcome travellers and locals to share a great time over a good meal and enjoy the last sunset of New Zealand

Accommodation at last lodge includes 22 bedrooms with 66 beds for 1,2 or 3 persons with a kitchen (toaster, kettle, cutlery & crockery.

Communal Lounge and large self-catering kitchen. Communal bathrooms with hot showers. upgrade to your own room with bedding supplied.

On site is an excellent quality cafe, bar restaurant.

Cliffs Bed & Breakfast

The Cliffs Bed & Breakfast is situated in Papatotara. Located on the beachfront, this property has barbecue facilities.

This bed and breakfast feature a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area and a satellite flat-screen TV.  Breakfast is available each morning and includes Full English/Irish and vegetarian options. 

Guests at The Cliffs Bed & Breakfast can enjoy hiking nearby or make the most of the garden. This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Papatotara!

Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area. Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 10 for a two-person trip. We speak your language!

When booking advise the owners that you are taking a jet boat ride with Wairaurahiri Jet and you'll receive two nights for the price of one.


Hindley cottage is situated on a working farm near Lake Hauroko.

Small 3 bedroom cottage located gravel road on a 4 generation family farm. Close to woolshed, off the main road for private settings.

Close to the beautiful Lake Hauroko, some local walking tracks, including the Hump Ridge Track.
1.5 hours to Te Anau.
20mins to Tuatapere which has a four square and cafes/restaurants. Fishing, hunting, jet boating and farming tours all available upon request.

Pit Stop

New to the area is the Pit stop hosts are a lovely local family

Clifden Pitstop is in Clifden near the Lake Hauroko turn off on the Southern Scenic Route

The apartment comes with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchenette, and a patio with mountain views. Free private parking is available at the apartment.

The nearest airport is Invercargill Airport, 80 km from Clifden Pitstop.

Ph Nic or Barney 64 3 2255519

Lancewood Cottage

An entire cottage that can accommodate 7 guests with 3 bedrooms, with 4 beds and 1 bathroom.

Lancewood Cottage is nestled on the Southern Scenic route between Te Anau and Tuatapere.  500mtrs to Historic Clifden Bridge (with great fishing and jet boating available).

10 mins to Tuatapere (home of the hump ridge track) where local shop and cafes are available. 30kms to beautiful Lake Hauroko and just 30 mins to surrounding seas and local beaches, also very close to the local golf course.

Freedom Camp Sites

Thickett Burn and Lake Hauroko are DoC camp sites both are on the Lill Burn Valley Road.

There is also a camp site at the Clifden Historic Suspension Bridge.