Possums' End


Possums’ End
Self Contained Accommodation
Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, New Zealand

View of Otago Peninsula

Welcome to Possums’ End Homestay

The name says it all. We have spent a good deal of time and resources over the past 7 years removing introduced
and highly destructive 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 birds and animals.
If you have an interest in conservation then Possums' End is the place to stay.

Possums’ End is a fully self contained single bedroom homestay adjacent to the owner’s house,
backing on to regenerating bush.

Lounge Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom

Possums' End 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.  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 on our Flickr Page. Guests have access to their own private aurora/nightsky view point.
Not suitable for children.

View of Otago Peninsula

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 20 minute drive.
Larnach’s Castle is a 20 minute drive and central Dunedin 30 minutes.

Manuka BushPossums’ End Facilities

  • Fully self contained single bedroom homestay adjacent to the owner’s own house,
    backing on to regenerating bush.
  • It has a lounge/diner/kitchenette with stunning views across Otago Harbour and
    beyond to the Pacific Ocean. The kitchenette is well appointed with a dual hob,
    microwave and ample crockery and cutlery.
  • A generous bedroom with a queen sized bed leads to an en-suite with underfloor heating
    and a shower over a large relaxing bath.
  • A utility room has an automatic top loading washing machine and an area to hang wet clothing.
  • A small private outside area allows for al fresco dining surrounded by bush and
    native bird-life with fine views over Otago Harbour.
  • Queen sized bed
  • Linen provided
  • TV and DVD
  • Log burner (wood provided)
  • Books and information
  • Ensuite with under floor heating
  • Shower over bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Dual hob and microwave
  • Fridge
  • Washing machine
  • Comfortable lounge area

  • Private garden with outdoor furniture
  • Bush walks
  • 2 Bicycles for guest use
  • Dedicated undercover car parking

Your Hosts: Helen and Shaun Murphy


+64 (0) 27 7653 754




NZ$190/night (maximum of 2 people)
Winter rates: NZ$150/night
Weekly rates negotiable.




No smoking anywhere on the property.
No pets.


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