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The Old Church Lodge is a recently opened converted church at the takeout to the Kakapotahi River in southwestland. Camping, dormbeds and private rooms are available. All beds made up and the lodge is a comfortable place to hang out. This is a backpacker style lodge with discounts available to paddlers. The owner Paul will do free shuttles for people staying here for the Kakapotahi and Totara rivers and probably any other water you want to paddle nearby. Free bikes are here to be used at your leisure and a BBQ can be arranged (Vennison, lamb e.t.c). Contact Paul or Jody at (03) 755 4000 or email stay@theoldchurch.co.nz