I stayed at Tuatara for a couple of nights in both a dorm room and double en-suite. The rooms are spacious (they have resisted the urge to squeeze as many bunk beds as possible into a space) and comfortable and warmer than your average backpackers. The cooking and chill out areas are also large and the laundry clean. Two things stood out during my stay however 1) the really excellent coffee (they have an award winning barista behind the counter) and food in the cafe (try the scrambled eggs for breakfast) and 2) FREE WIFI, simply unheard of in NZ! Thank you Tuatara team! On a side note Invercargill is under-rated: see a real Tuatara at the museum and go out on the town to some of the excellent bars (although you wouldn't know it from the outside), the Tuatara team will tell you what bars have offers on that night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tuatara lodge has recently undertaken new ownership ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tuatara Lodge Invercargill, New Zealand - South Island