Guided Walks

Nov 23, 2013

One of the highlights of our recent trip to Africa was a training course held in Nkombe Camp in the Sabi Sands Reserve.  Sabi Sands is a private reserve that borders onto and is open to Kruger National Park.  The camp is a “wilderness” camp, i.e. it is not fenced off from the park and…

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Open for business

Oct 27, 2013

This is just a brief post to advise all that we have returned from our global travels and the Lodge is now open for business.  We look forward to an exciting summer, with some new innovations on the way.  In particular, we expect to be announcing the commissioning of a new guest room, to accommodate…

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Closed for winter – re-open mid October

Jul 23, 2013

Twin Waters Lodge is closed for winter.  Like many businesses in Golden Bay associated with tourism, we close during the winter months.  Winter is not a good time for visiting Golden Bay – the days are cooler and shorter, and it is when we have more wet weather. During the next 2 months we will…

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Meet Flynn

May 10, 2013

Late last year we acquired a new family member.  Flynn is a boxer puppy, now about 15 months old.  Flynn is everyone’s best friend – or that’s what he thinks!   For people who like dogs, he is a lot of fun and good entertainment.  For people who don’t like dogs or may have allergies…

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Pohutakawa – the New Zealand Xmas Tree

Jan 5, 2013

Pohutakawa are generally considered the New Zealand Xmas tree because they flower around Xmas time.  Ours usually flower a little later and today they are in full bloom.  Their brilliant red / crimson flowers are a blaze of colour and Totara Avenue is alive with red.  They are also a favourite of the bees, and…

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Christmas best wishes…

Dec 19, 2012

… to all from us at Twin Waters Lodge. As the end of year approaches, we move into summer holiday mode.  The Pohutakawa is New Zealand’s native Christmas tree, traditionally coming into flower about now, and there are quite a few of them around, but I prefer the southern rata, which flowers a bit earlier. …

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A rare sighting…

Dec 12, 2012

The banded rails are still around.  The small population of banded rails in “our” inlet is the only occurrence of these birds known in the South Island of New Zealand.  They are a fugitive species, living amongst the reeds and on the mudflats.  They are rarely seen – we see them maybe once or twice…

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Welcome to our new web site

Nov 30, 2012

Our new look web site has gone live this week.  It has been rebuilt to add compatibility with mobile devices and to give an up to date look and feel.  We hope you like it!  On Wednesday we had a spectacular sunrise over Golden Bay, with unusual cloud formations.  This continues a run of fine,…

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An Unusual Bird

Nov 10, 2012

Last week, when driving in to Collingwood , we saw an unusual bird on the road. It was walking across the road in a manner similar to a pukeko, but the bird was brown. From a distance, I thought it might be a weka, but weka have been absent from our area for many years…

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