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Mountains Edge Cabins

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8 bedrooms
1 bathroom
16 guests
3 nights minimum
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Mountains Edge Cabins is located in New Zealand - South Island Blackmount district in the picturesque village of Monowai. Just off the Southern Scenic Route, between Lake Manapouri and Lake Monowai, 50 mins south of Te Anau. This is a lovely old camp was historically built for the Monowai Power Station workers in the 1960's as a boarding hostel and has retained this charm. Our village does not have any shops, nearest shop 35 mins drive so please bring along your own food and drink Linen can be hired or bring your own sleeping bag, towel etc. (fitted sheet and pillow provided) This camp was formally known as 'Monowai Holiday camp' A great place to stay if your interest is :Hunting, Fishing, Tramping, Mountain Biking, Kayaking, Caving, & Boating or just getting away for a relaxing ...Mountains Edge Cabins is located in New Zealand - South Island Blackmount district in the picturesque village of Monowai. Just off the Southern Scenic Route, between Lake Manapouri and Lake Monowai, 50 mins south of Te Anau. This is a lovely old camp was historically built for the Monowai Power Station workers in the 1960's as a boarding hostel and has retained this charm. Our village does not have any shops, nearest shop 35 mins drive so please bring along your own food and drink Linen can be hired or bring your own sleeping bag, towel etc. (fitted sheet and pillow provided) This camp was formally known as 'Monowai Holiday camp' A great place to stay if your interest is :Hunting, Fishing, Tramping, Mountain Biking, Kayaking, Caving, & Boating or just getting away for a relaxing holiday. A Perfect location for parties, 21st, weddings, boys and girls weekends, and family gatherings This is a camp nestled in the foothills of Fiordland National Park. There is 8 cabins available for Hire, with a selection of double, single or bunk beds. Full Kitchen facilities available Toilets and showers Playground and Tennis Courts right across the road. Room to pitch your tent or park your campervan. Our newly decorated cookhouse is an ideal place to book parties such as 21st, wedding, stag night or birthday's or work place functions. Relax in the evening in front of the fire and television, or sit around the table sharing a yarn or two Hunting, Fishing, Tramping, Mountain Biking, Kayaking, Caving, & Boating - Escape to Southland's Ultimate Getaway Lake Monowai is a picturesque lake well known for its good fishing and hunting. It's a very popular spot for campers and trampers. Spend some time visiting the rugged and unspoilt landscape. Access to Lake Monowai, a great spot for boating, kayaking, and fishing. Lake Monowai is a great place for fishing and hunting. The Lake contains large brown and rainbow trout and has a boat ramp. Go mountain biking - there is also access to excellent tramping, hunting and amazing sightseeing. There are alot of excellent hikes in the area, including a six hour walk to Green Lake. Check out the stunning views into Fiordland and east towards the Takitimu Mountains and the amazing weathered granite formations in the Mt Eldrig and Mt Titiroa areas. In 1990 the outstanding natural values of the area earned it a place within Te Wahipounamu (the place of greenstone) - South West New Zealand World Heritage Area. Fiordland National Park is a popular place for hunting red deer, wapiti, possums and in certain areas, wild pigs and chamois. Visit the Monowai Power Station which was opened 1 May 1925 and it still services the Southland District. It is one of the oldest and most scenic power stations in New Zealand. Lake Monowai powers one of the South Island's oldest hydroelectric stations. It occupies a long, curved valley in the southern part of Fiordland National Park - on a map, the lake looks like the letter U. The lake level was raised by 2.5 metres in 1926 to make hydro-electric power production possible. Lake Monowai was named be the surveyor-explorer James McKerrow who wrote the name of the lake as “Monowai”. The meaning of which is “channel full of water” Monowai - Gateway to the southern part of Fiordland National Park There are some great tramping tracks and day walks such as the Green Lake, North Borland, South Borland Loop, Mt Burns, Eldrig Peak or Burnt Ridge Track A great area for mountain biking - bike the Borland Road to Borland Saddle (16 km) or continue into the Grebe Valley and down to South Arm on Lake Manapouri (42 km) The Blackmount Community Heated Pool is open from Labour Weekend to Easter. Key available at camp Lake Monowai has an open fishing season and can be enjoyed all year round. A boat launching ramp is sited at Lake Monowai Road end. Back country licenses are needed to fish in the Grebe Valley. Lake Monowai, Lake Manapouri and their tributary rivers provide good trout fishing. Anglers need a current fishing licence and should note 1st November opening date for tributary rivers of Monowai and Manapouri. Red deer are present throughout the area. Hunting permits are issued from Department of Conservation offices in Invercargill and Te Anau. Hunting is not permitted within 200 metres of the Borland Road. Driving Times Invercargill - Monowai 1.5 hours Monowai to Tuatapere 40 minutes via Southern Scenic Route Monowai to Manapouri & Te Anau 45 minutes via Southern Scenic RouteMore
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Staffed Property
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Washer
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
A Winter Sun Getaway
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
TV
Hiking Trips
Parking
Shared Garden
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Mountain Views
City Getaway
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Playground
Shared Tennis Court
Kettle
Toaster
Swingset
Shared Indoor Pool
Fireplace
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Reviewed 30 April 2016

My partner and I recently stayed at the Mountain Edge Cabins with Murell, who was one of the most wonderful hosts we have ever come across. After a hard day out mountain biking Percy Pass and Borland road we were keen to rest some where...More

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About the Owner
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Listed Since:November 2014
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About the neighbourhood
An example of some of the Day Trips/outings available in this area. With stunning vistas of mountains, beaches, National Parks as well as the elusive Kiwi bird, Southland offers you a real piece of nature. Clifden Caves - The Clifden Caves are one of only a few cave systems in Southland. The caves are located in western Southland. The cave entrance is signposted from the Clifden Gorge Road and parking is available adjacent to the caves entrance. Tours available of the Clifden Bridge now. Rakatu Wetlands – Rakatu Wetlands is on the Blackmount-Redcliff Road (Southern Scenic Route) 15 min south of Manapouri. Home to many waterfowl species, including scaup/papako, grey teal/tētē and paradise shelduck/pūtakitaki, these wetlands provide a network of walking and c...
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Driving Times Invercargill - Monowai 1.5 hours Monowai to Tuatapere 40 minutes via Southern Scenic Route Monowai to Manapouri & Te Anau 45 minutes via Southern Scenic Route Milford Sound – 2 hours
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