The Don Brown Memorial Lodge at South Rakaia is situated close to the Rakaia mouth, on one of the South Island’s best salmon rivers. This is also a great trout and kahawai fishery.
This lodge replaced an earlier simple 4 bed fisherman’s cottage, and was donated to the club by Lady Diana Isaac, being moved to site in 2012. It has 4 bedrooms and sleeps 9 people.
The kitchen has a full electric stove and refrigerator/freezer and microwave, there is a large lounge – named after our benefactor, The Lady Diana Isaac Lounge, and a full bathroom. Heating is way of a log burner.
The single garage has room for dinghies or quad bikes, and also has a shower and toilet. There are power outlets outside, to allow for the connection of caravans and campers.
Nearest telephone in case of emergency: See the sheet in the blue folder in the hut. Cell phone coverage is patchy and should not be relied on, particularly down on the beach.
Nearest shops/garage: Rakaia – about 20 minutes drive away (21km).
Nearest meal: Rakaia – hotels and several cafe’s.
Nearest public telephone: Rakaia
Hut address: Our Don Brown Memorial Lodge is situated at hut # 25, South Rakaia Huts which is 21 km south of Rakaia township by sealed road. Turn right down and into the Hut Reserve on arrival, then first left into Dolphin Drive.