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Welcome to Possums’ End Homestay, set in 20 hectares of regenerating bush with magnificent views of the Otago Peninsula and the Pacific Ocean.
The name says it all. We have spent a good deal of time and resources over the past 7 years removing destructive, introduced possums – and other exotic pests - and are now enjoying the resulting regeneration of the native bush and the welcome return of many of our native animals.
At night, weather permitting, we have dark skies that make for outstanding sky watching. Amazing views of the milky way can be seen and the Aurora Australis - the Southern Lights - may put in an appearance. To the naked eye the aurora is often seen as an eerie glow but with a correctly set DSLR camera beautiful pictures can be taken - see some examples in our gallery. We are currently developing a view point for night sky watching.
Possums’ End is a fully self-contained homestay set on 20 hectares of regenerating bush on the spine of the Otago Peninsula.
Possums’ End itself has expansive views over Otago Harbour, out to The Heads and the Pacific Ocean beyond. From the hill above the property (a strenuous 15 minute walk from the back door of the homestay) there are 360° views taking in much of the Otago Peninsula, Hoopers and Papanui Inlets and the surrounding hills.
Possums’ End is centrally located on the Otago Peninsula, being only 1km from the centre of Portobello with its shop, hotel, restaurant and café. The Albatross Colony and other wildlife viewing such as yellow eyed penguins, little blue penguins, seals and sea lions are all within a 30 minute drive. Larnach’s Castle is a 20 minute drive and central Dunedin 30 minutes.
Possums' End has a number of hazards, including: dense bush, steep drop offs and areas of dangerous tree nettle all of which conspire to make it unsuitable for children.
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