For the second year running we have closed the lodge over the winter months to allow maintenance and a rest from hosting. We have found the tourist numbers in the boutique market continue to grow with agent bookings up by about 20%.
Invercargill has arrived as a tourist destination in its own right we are seeing less and less of one night stays or as a stopover between the Catlins, Te Anau and Stewart Island. The Richardson Transport Group has put us on the map with Transport World, the world’s largest collection of its type in the world, Motor Cycle Mecca and their latest attraction Dig This ( hiring excavators and bulldozers in a giant gravel pit to play in ).
Ray and I have always fitted in well with the Motorcycle and vintage car theme in Invercargill with our own vintage vehicles and motor bikes. Rays latest project is a 65 Mustang Convertible