Possums' End

Possums' End Allans Beach Road, RD2, Dunedin view on map
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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.

  • Balcony/Courtyard
  • Check-in Time: 3:00pm
  • Check-out Time: 10:30am
  • Clothesline
  • Freeview
  • Guest Laundry
  • Internet Access
  • Lounge Area with Fireplace
  • Non Smoking
  • Unlimited free wifi
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  • We spent three nights at this fantastic location with bush and water views overlooking the Otago Peninsula. Close to the quaint Portobello Village with pub, cafes and restaurants as well as easy drive to Penguin Place, Monarch Cruise and Albatross Centre. Comfortable bed, big bath, well equipped with everything you need. Shaun is a wonderful host, very welcoming and informative about the local area. Would definitely recommend and stay again. Loved the bird table and birds that came to visit. Thanks for the homegrown tomatoes - delicious and late checkout. 5
    NORMA WHITLEY - Mar 24, 2018 (Stayed Mar 2018) Travelbug verified review
  • Thanks Norma. We enjoyed meeting you and Hinton. Look forward to seeing you again sometime!
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  • Loved the house. Everything we hoped for. Would heartily recommend. 5
    DAVID WOOD - Dec 19, 2016 (Stayed Dec 2016) Travelbug verified review
  • Thanks David. We enjoyed meeting you. Hope you managed to take lots of photographs.
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  • Such and awesome place with awesome people. We loved our few days at Possums End. Shaun and Helen (and the dogs) were lovely, friendly hosts and nothing was too much. Their little place is comfortable, warm and perfect for a couple who want some peace and quiet. Some beautiful walks nearby. Hopefully we'll return soon. 5
    Rich&Steph Coleman - Jun 26, 2016 (Stayed Jun 2016) Travelbug verified review
  • Thanks Rich and Steph, We enjoyed meeting you. It was like having old friends to stay! Look forward to seeing you again in the future. Shaun and Helen
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  • Brilliant place, lovely views, would have liked to stay longer. Very clean and everything needed was provided. Lots of information available about the area. 5
    Anonymous - Mar 16, 2016 (Stayed Mar 2016) Travelbug verified review
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  • A very well presented accommodation which was enhanced by the owner's efforts to encourage wildlife near the property. Excellent local information from the owners who directed us to some very interesting sites. Very comfortable lodgings. 5
    STEVE JULIFF - Feb 29, 2016 (Stayed Feb 2016) Travelbug verified review
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  • We had a fantastic stay at Possums' End. Shaun and his wife were wonderful hosts and very welcoming on arrival. The facilities are supreme and comfortable. The views and birdlife are stunning. The surrounding area has endless attractions for the eco-minded traveller. 5
    Andrew - Jan 13, 2016 (Stayed Jan 2016) Travelbug verified review
  • Thanks Andrew and Paula for your kind comments. We enjoyed hosting you and wish you well in the UK. But don't forget to come back!
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