Wildlife conservation focused accommodation, set in 20 hectares of rewilding native bush, with spectacular views over Otago Harbour. Fully self contained, comfortable and private. 1km from Portobello and close to all of the Otago Peninsula's major attractions.
The name says it all. We have spent a good deal of time and resources over the past 10 years rewilding 20Ha of land by removing introduced and highly destructive possums – and other exotic pests - and are now enjoying the resulting regeneration of the native bush and the welcome return of many of our native birds and animals.
If you have an interest in the conservation of New Zealand's natural biodiversity and the concepts of rewilding, then Possums' End is the place to stay.
At night, weather permitting, we have dark skies that make for outstanding sky watching. Amazing views of the milky way can be seen and the Aurora Australis - the Southern Lights - may put in an appearance. To the naked eye the aurora is often seen as an eerie glow, but with a correctly set DSLR camera beautiful pictures can be taken - see some examples in our gallery taken at Hoopers Inlet, just a kilometer from Possums' End. We have developed an Aurora view point for the use of guests.
Possums' End accommodation is a fully self contained single bedroom homestay adjacent to the owner's own house, backing on to regenerating bush.
The lounge/diner/kitchenette has stunning views across Otago Harbour and beyond to the Pacific Ocean. The kitchenette is well appointed with a dual hob, microwave and ample crockery and cutlery.
A generous bedroom with a queen sized bed leads to an en-suite with underfloor heating and a shower over a large relaxing bath.
The utility room has an automatic top loading washing machine and an area to hang wet clothing.
A small private outside area allows for al-fresco dining with views over Otago Harbour surrounded by bush and native birdlife.
Toegang voor gasten
Possums' End is set on 20 hectares of regenerating bush. Guests are welcome to follow the marked track behind Possums' End to the top of the hill. This gives fantastic views over Otago Harbour and the Peninsula. The track is steep and slippery in places, guests take it at their own risk. 2 bicycles are also provided gratis for guests.
Interactie met gasten
We are always keen to meet guests and discuss our conservation work. Our easy to find website gives more information on Possums' End, including things to do.
Andere dingen waar je op moet letten
Centrally located on the Otago Peninsula with its albatross, seals, sea-lions and penguins. Portobello has a restaurant, a pub, a cafe and a small store.
Bus stop 1km away in Portobello.
Fuel is available 1km from Possums' End, by card only.
Possums' End is a 25 minute drive from Dunedin. Portobello is 1km. The Albatross Colony is a 20 minute drive further along the Peninsula. Larnach's Castle is a 20 minute drive away.
Possums' End is set in regenerating bush where plants and wildlife take precedence. Therefore we must insist no pets. No Smoking. No fires. No BBQ. For security reasons guests must provide a photographic ID upon arrival. Guests use Possums' End and its facilities, including use of the wider property, entirely at their own risk.
Multiple hazards exist at Possums' End. For example: dense bush, steep drop offs and large areas of tree nettle. All of which conspire to make it unsuitable for children. We have a very steep gravel driveway which can challenge inexperienced drivers.