Otago Rail Trail Accommodation

The Crowsnest – Multiple Accommodation options in Oturehua. Phone 03 444 5846


Our accommodation options are:

Bunkrooms / Lodge

  • A purpose built two-storey backpacker lodge with a good sized kitchen, toilet and bathroom facilities and two lounge spaces plus an outdoor cooking and eating area.
  • The lodge has 12 bunks but we can also put a couple of extra mattresses on the floor.  Divided into two seperate rooms with a curtain divider.
  • With your own bedding (sleeping bags) $30 per adult and $20 for children under 12 years old.
  • With bedding included, $40 per adult and $30 for children under 12 years old.

Backpacker Backpacker inside Backpacker kitchen

Self – Contained Cabins

  • Two nice Cabins with a double bed, small kitchen and your own bathroom facilities.
  • Prices are $110 for up to two people,  additional person + $45.
  • All bedding provided.

Cabins Cabin inside

The Bach

  • A little piece of Kiwiana. Rough on the outside but warm and cosy inside.
  • The Bach is a seperate unit that has a double and single bed.  You have your own small kitchen and toilet but you  share the showers with the Lodge.
  • Prices are $110 for up to two people,  additional person + $45.
  • All bedding provided.

Bach bach inside


  • Tent sites are also available and a powered site for a caravan or campervan.
  • Prices are $15 per person.


The following facilities are available for the use of all guests:

  • Kiwi HOT Tub   
  • Outdoor Bath
  • BBQ Areas
  • Clothes washing area (no washing machine)
  • Garden setting with rural outlook to the Hawkdun Range
  • Well equipped kitchen and outdoor cooking and eating area
  • Swimming pool (400 metres away) – heated and covered.  Small charge applies

Food Options

  • We can provide BBQ meal packs which you cook yourselves in the kitchen or the bbq’s.  Prices are from $12 to $15 per person and these must be ordered when you make your booking or at least a week prior to your arrival.
  • The Oturehua Tavern (100 metres away) provides excellent, English style Pub Grub.  If you intend to dine at the Pub please let us know when you book so we can inform them of expected numbers.  Check out the blog pages for the weekly menu.
  • Breakfast Packs – we can provide either a continental or self-cook breakfast pack.  The continental costs $10 per person and the cooked $15 per person.


The Rail Trail is very popular during the summer season so bookings are essential.  At times there can be hundreds of cyclists on the track.  We suggest you book as early as possible to ensure you get the accommodation you want.  A non-refundable deposit is required to secure all accommodation except the camp sites.

Please use the form below to contact us about your accommodation requirements.


Payment by cash, cheque and Internet Banking are all available.  We do not accept Credit Cards. No ATM in this area.

Please contact Annette for any enquiries:


For enquiries please use the form below