Crow's Nest Accommodation

3365 Ida Valley-Omakau Rd, Otago 9387 New Zealand

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“Camping • Backpackers • Self-contained cabins • Just 100 m. from the Otago Central Rail Trail.”

The Crows Nest was established 20 years ago when the Otago Rail Trail was in its infancy. The name Crows Nest originated from an early guest staying in the bunkhouse who was heard to comment when walking up the steps to the bedroom area that it felt like she was going up into the “Crows Nest” on a ship!

The bunkhouse can accommodate 12 people in a combination of bunks and single beds. The sleeping area is split into two dorms, separated by a curtain. Great for families. Downstairs is a large common room, which leads to a sizeable cooking and lounging area. Outside is a covered veranda with lounging chairs, which looks onto a large lawn surrounded by garden. Barbecues are alongside for those wishing to cook outside – or partake of our evening BBQ meal packs.

Fancy a bit more privacy? We have two cabins (“Jack” and “Jill”) that are setup with a queen bed in each, and are completely self-contained. “Jill” has wheelchair access.

Then there is the “bach”. It has a double and single bed, kitchen facilities and a toilet outside. Guests can use the bunkroom shower facilities about 15m away. Three showers available.

For those choosing to be more self-sufficient, there is a sizeable camping area for tents and motorhomes. A 240 v power terminal is available. There is a further toilet between the bunkhouse and bach, for use of campers. In addition there is a washing machine available for guests.

We have both a hot tub and an outdoor bath so that you can soak away the aches and pains of the day.

New owners Bill May and Mal Morris are adding a few ideas to continue the slightly quirky theme of the Crows Nest. For the autumn months, an articulated trailer unit will be set up with bunks to accommodate family units (sleeping up to seven people). This will be self-contained with shower, toilet, cooking facilities and a rather large awning to relax under during Central Otago’s hot days.

Or travel back in time to the ’70s and stay in Bill’s old Bedford housetruck. Complete with wooden shingles, a wee veranda and a cosy cabin. Has cooking facilities and history!

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Crow's Nest Accommodation

3365 Ida Valley-Omakau Rd
9387 New Zealand

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