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Possums' End

4.96(138)SuperhostDunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Entire house hosted by Shaun And Helen
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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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 space
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.

Guest access
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.

Other things to note
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.
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 space
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 remov…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Wifi
Air conditioning
Hair dryer
Essentials
Hangers
Washer
TV
Iron

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4.96 out of 5 stars from 138 reviews

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand

Guests love to take the private walk to our hilltop, where they enjoy magnificent views of the Otago Peninsula, Otago Harbour and the Pacific Ocean beyond.

Hosted by Shaun And Helen

Joined in July 2015
  • 138 Reviews
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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.
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House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Long term stays (28 days or more) are allowed
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