· Backpacker Lodge on stilts sited on the Southshore spit overlooking the estuary.
· Great views of the estuary and port hills and ideal for bird watching.
· Prime tourist accommodation for welcoming and farewelling the godwits.
· Complemented by a new sculpture commemorating the migration of the godwits further down the spit.
· Considerable tourism potential.
· Must be able to sustain large variations in estuary levels including tides, storm surges and sea level rise.