Getting to Sunset Lodge, Lea Lea

I was quite rightly informed that my blog was out of date in the weekend 😉 (thanks!) and directions to Sunset Lodge, Lea Lea were scratchy at best. Apparently the Sunset Lodge signage has disappeared, but truth be told, it was hard to see anyway, so it might still be there.

The general premise is to head out to the LNG Plant along Napa Napa Road, go all the way around the plant (which you can’t miss – I’m sure it’s visible from the moon) and then when you get to the far side, you will see the road continue to the right up the coast. Finding Sunset Lodge can be a bit of a “blink and you miss it” type deal, it’s on the left hand side right in Lea Lea, but don’t worry if you miss it – when you get to the end of the road, there is a long foot bridge going over the river, backtrack about 700 metres and you will spot it (now on your right hand side). The entrance means you drive down into a gully – park your car and then follow your nose (or the sound of the music) to the waterfront.

Now – if you don’t know how to get to Napa Napa Road, leave the Yacht Club and head up the Poreporena Freeway turning left onto the Hanuabada Top Road (police station corner). Follow this road to the other side of Hanuabada (the road has been repaired on the other side of the hill) and it will take you around the harbour a ways. You will eventually see the nice new road heading inland, follow this until you get to a roundabout, turning left will take you back to the harbour, turning right will take you to Gerehu (very close to the Nature Park) NOTE: This is possibly the quickest way to the Nature Park from Town…

So – turn left, then head towards the harbour for 500 metres or so – then turn right to follow the Napa Napa Road to Lea Lea 🙂

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The road to Lea Lea and Sunset Lodge

Hepi Easter 🙂

Over Easter, we travelled out past the LNG site to Sunset Lodge, it’s a fair old trip, and not too bad going until you get past the LNG site – then she is 4×4 country 🙂

We actually missed the SP SOLD HERE sign and went all the way to the footbridge at the end of the road, a quick turnaround and headed back.

Sunset Lodge is a fantastic place, and if it wasn’t for the very poor karaoke that was going on, would have been magical.  I have a few photos – but it will have to wait until I can get them off my camera…

On arrival at Sunset – you need to follow your nose past the carpark and go around past the BBQ area to the bar.  There is a honestly system in place, pay K10 per adult and K5 per child, then K5 for some wood for the wood fired BBQ’s and you are away.  You do need to buy your beer over the bar, but it wasn’t that expensive until you buy an Apple Cider (K20+ a bottle!!)

Sunset Lodge is a magical place and I wish we could have stayed longer – but as is normal in the IT industry – something shits itself at work, and there goes the Easter weekend 😦  Jacinta had a much better weekend than me, and got to go out to Fishermans Island, and off to the Westpac Compound for a BBQ.  You can read about her Easter here

And yes, even though I’m not posting as much as I could do – I still try and respond to all your emails and questions on my blog.  🙂

Aaron