Birds Eye View Lodge
Bird's Eye View Lodge is set on Berwyn Farm in South Canterbury. It's about 20 minutes from Timaru and just under 3 hours drive from Christchurch.
Bird's Eye View Lodge is a true kiwi back country hut adventure - without the two day tramp to get there! While slightly more basic in its facilities than some of our other glamping locations, this hut is an experience like no other.
Transported by your host Gerry, in a 4 wheel drive vehicle, you'll climb slowly over half an hour, up through the stunning scenery of the farm. When you get there, you'll find a place of incredible magic.
Sitting at the very top of the Hunter Hills, often above the clouds, the lodge has breath-taking panoramic views stretching from the Fairlie Basin, the Port Hills, Canterbury Plains and coastline, to Mt Hutt, and the Southern Alps. At night, the clear night sky, completely free of light pollution, is a spectacle of stars and planets.
The lodge itself is comfortable, cosy and atmospheric. Filled with curiosities and olde world finds, you'll almost feel like you've stepped back in time.
Once you're at the lodge, you'll be there until Gerry is back to collect you... But you'll find plenty to keep you entertained! The farm has some fantastic walking - with wildlife like deer and wallabies to spot. Mountain bikers are welcome to bring their bikes to explore the farm on wheels. Or simply cosy up with a good book, a board game and a glass of wine by the fire.