Booked in advance after recommendation from friends, we stayed for 2 nights and were given a choice of campervan spots. Purpose built accommodation for backpackers provided superb communal facilities for those of us either in campervans (I think the max. room is for three) or those in tents in the garden/orchard areas. Unisex showers, toilets and sinks with hair dryers provided were clean, modern and easily accessible. A communal well equipped kitchen with lounge and dining area was well used by guests when we stayed there as well as a veranda and BBQ for outdoor eating.
Bikes were available for hire - this we did and hostess Pat gave us a map and her recommendations for our cellar door visits, since Watson's Way is bang in the middle of the vineyards, so an ideal place to start and finish from. All of her recommendations were spot on.
Both Pat and Paul the owners, JFK
were extremely hospitable and helpful and nothing was too much trouble.
All in all, an excellent base which was just an hour and a half away from the ferry at Picton, from where we had arrived after visiting North Island.
- Also Known As:
- Watson's Way Lodge Renwick, New Zealand - Marlborough