Posts Tagged ‘Grass Monkey’

Justin Ryan & Julia Maelzer are running a small backpackers over summer down on the Otago Rail Trail.  The city, town, village, collection of houses is called Oturehua and it is 25 k from Ranfurly.

Our backpackers is called the Crow’s Nest and we have a large shared dorm that can sleep 12 to 14.  Two self contained cabins (Jack & Jill) each with a double bed, small cooking facility, and bathroom.  We can fit in another single into the room but they are small cabins.  There is also a Bach (bit rough around the edges but warm and cosy inside).  This has a double and single bed.  Its own cooking facility (semi outside) but you must share the toilet and shower with the backpackers.  We also have a large tent site where we plan to host next years Easter ride called the Grass Monkey.

There is a great pub down the road who produce some excellent food.  This is run by Grahame & Liz Jones who are from Christchurch and recently moved down there.

Check out our website HERE for things to do, and as an offer to members we will provide a free continental breakfast (cereal, bread, juice etc) to all BMWOR Member.  Please let us know you are a member when booking.


The Grass Monkey – Easter 2010

Posted: September 6, 2009 by BlogMaster in Events

Well you have all heard about The Brass Monkey which is held down in Oturehua in June each year, brrrrrr.

Anyway, Julia and Justin are running the Crow’s Nest Backpackers in Oturehua for the summer months and Justin has suggested holding a Grass Monkey, held in summer, much better idea.

The plan is to hold it over Easter 2010, Friday April 2nd to the 5th.  Now the Backpackers Lodge is already fully booked for the Saturday night but as the name suggests, Grass Monkey, there is ample room to camp.  There are three cabins available (2 doubles and a double with a single) so if you don’t want to camp then you need to book very early.

Justin will sort out some activities as he will speak with the locals and possible arrange some high country rides.  Plenty of great trips for the Roadies as well.  The local pub offers fantastic meals or we can have our own BBQ at the camp grounds.

If you are interested then please post a comment below or check out the blog for the Crow’s Nest HERE!