Accommodation Update


Gentle Annie Seaside Accommodation and Camping Ground

New Qualmark Member. Received a Bronze accreditation under the Holiday Park & Holiday Home sector.

Tucked away on the beautiful West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island, Gentle Annie Seaside Accommodation and Camping Ground is a stunning destination just 50 kilometers north of Westport. Surrounded by wild beaches and lush native bush, it's a great spot to relax and enjoy the untouched natural environment. Whether you’re camping, bringing a campervan, or staying in one of the cozy seaside accommodations, the stunning views and relaxed atmosphere make it a perfect escape.

There's plenty to do at Gentle Annie. You can explore Gentle Annie Beach, swim in the Mokihinui River, walk or mountain bike through the native bush and finish the day soaking in a wood-fired hot tub. The area is also great for fishing, surfing, and bird watching. With its welcoming atmosphere and beautiful surroundings, Gentle Annie is an ideal destination for families, couples, and solo travelers to enjoy one of the highlights on the West Coast.

Location: 298 De Malmanches Road, Mokihinui, West Coast, NZ

Contact: Jesse and Jessica


Phone: +64 (27) 418 8587


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Breakers Boutique Accommodation

Breakers Boutique Accommodation

Placed at #5 in the Tripadvisor Travellers Choice Best of the Best Awards NZ

Check out this great achievement from Breakers Boutique Accommodation. Tripadvisor announced they are number 5 out of 25 properties in New Zealand under the Best B&Bs and Inns category – number 5!!

Breakers Boutique is a unique spot with stunning beach views and gorgeous nature all around. The spacious suites and well-appointed bathrooms make for a comfortable stay, and the home-cooked breakfast is a tasty way to start your day.

Explore the fascinating off-the-beaten-path experiences with the help of knowledgeable hosts who have a remarkable understanding of the area. If you're into adventure, get your fill with walking tours, hiking, and fishing. Don't forget to take advantage of the private beach access for some relaxation. The yummy pizza and genuine hospitality are just a few cherries on top of this excellent location.

Location: 1367 State Highway 6, Rapahoe, West Coast, NZ

Contact: Jan


Phone: +64 (0)3 762 7743


Punakaiki Rocks Hotel & Garden Bar

Punakaiki Rocks Hotel and Garden Bar has been beautifully refurbished! They have expanded the indoor and outdoor seating, added cozy all-weather pergolas, and revamped their furniture and back bar. Plus, a new wood-fired pizza oven brings delicious new menu options.

The Garden Bar kitchen team has updated the menu to include more pub favourites and refreshing drinks, perfect for anything from a light snack to a hearty meal. Fantastic for locals looking for a night out and for visitors exploring the region.

Searching for accommodation? Punakaiki Rocks Hotel offer nine comfortable ground-floor studio units, each with a private ensuite and convenient parking. Located just 100 meters from Punakaiki Beach and across from the Paparoa Track walkers exit, they are the perfect spot to explore the natural beauty of Punakaiki.

Location: Corner of State Highway 6, Punakaiki, West Coast, NZ

Contact: Louise


Phone: +64 (3) 731 1188


Punakaiki Rocks Hotel Garden Bar

Copthorne - Jimmy Cooks Kitchen 1

Copthorne Hotel Greymouth

A new winter menu is here, and we cannot wait to try!

Check out these drool-worthy images of the new winter menu at Jimmy Cook’s Kiwi Kitchen. Chef Chris Saunders has carefully curated a selection of dishes to impress every customer. Enlighten your taste buds and be the first to indulge from today! (4/06/2024)

Location: 32 Mawhera Quay, Greymouth, West Coast, NZ

Contact: Aroha Matthews


Phone: +64 (0)3 768 5085


Glenfern Villa’s Motel

Under new management since early April

Congratulations are in order for both Lauren and Hayden Hurley, who are the new motel managers at Glenfern Villa’s Motel in Franz Josef Glacier.

The Qualmark Silver property is located 3kms South of Franz Josef Glacier township which offers 18 beautiful seclusive and spacious villas with scenic glacial views from your villa balcony. Pet sheep onsite to feed and pat, family friendly property with plenty of space for the children to explore. Glenfern Villa’s hosts strive on delivering “the extra mile” customer service. The villas create a relaxing ambience after a long day of travelling, food delivery services available from restaurants in town or arranged courtesy transportation which we are happy to organize. Enjoying that cheeky glass of wine or the hot chocolate while gazing out to the stunning picturesque glacier as the sunsets. Our location is rural, however the quietness and the bright stars each night creates the true tranquillity of South Westland

Location: 2761 Franz Josef Highway, Franz Josef, West Coast, NZ

Contact: Lauren and Hayden


Phone: +64 (27) 978 4331


Glenfern Villas

Hotel Lake Brunner

Hotel Lake Brunner

Winter updates from Moana (Lake Brunner)

Whether it’s a soak under the sun, a rainy day activity, a soothing refresh after a bike ride, or an evening beneath the stars; to immerse yourself in one of our wood-fired Hot Tubs is a serene and magical experience. Enjoy panoramic views over picturesque Lake Brunner from the privacy of our garden setting . Let the rejuvenating, spring-fed water drawn from the glacial terrain far below allow you to reflect on and connect with the beauty of the universe.

This week we are releasing our Winter Menu in the Kingfisher bar and restaurant. This is filled with warming kiwi favourites and Asian-fusion dishes alike. It caters to a wide variety of dietary requirements with many gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian options.

We are also working with Explore West Coast to deliver their bespoke tour services directly to our house guests. Guests can be collected here at the Hotel for regular tours to Brunner Mine, Punakaiki, and the new Arthurs Pass tour. Optionally they can be returned to the hotel in the evening, or use the tour as a transfer to accommodation elsewhere within Greymouth. These tour services provide greater connectivity between Lake Brunner and the greater West Coast region, and make it more accessible for guests arriving by train or who want a break from driving themselves, to explore the local hot spots.

Location: 34 Ahau Street, Moana, West Coast, NZ

Contact: Tasmin Barnett


Phone: +64 (27) 429 1101


Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki

Tripadvisor “Best of the Best” Top 1% ranking

Tripadvisor announced that the West Coast’s own Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki are number 11 out of 15 properties in New Zealand under their Small & Boutique category. This is a wonderful achievement by owners Anne Saunders and Gerry McSweeney.

Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki, a fantastic holiday destination with a serene setting, treats you with amazing food, guided bush walks, kayak safaris and comfortable accommodation. Known for eco-friendly practices and conservation efforts, you'll appreciate the attention to detail, including a friendly atmosphere and top-notch food with a superb wine list.

Enjoy a tranquil stay surrounded by lovely gardens and stunning native forest ecoscape. Engage in nature discovery, walks, kayaking, or simply relax in stylish rooms while learning from informative guided walks. This peaceful lodge provides a special experience, blending comfort, style, and a connection with nature in the heart of Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area.

Location: State Highway 6, Lake Moeraki, West Coast, NZ

Contact: Gerry and Anne


Phone: +64 (0) 3 751 1881


Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki

Goldfield Suites - dinner

Goldfield Suites

New Bed and Breakfast Model

From 20 September, your guests will enjoy a continental breakfast included in the price of their stay. Cereal, yoghurt, toast & spreads, croissants, tea, Nespresso coffee and juice. All hearty food for one’s adventures throughout our Untamed Natural Wilderness.

Not to forget the hickory smoke infused, slow-cooked BBQ evenings during 1 December – 31 March, now offering a two-course meal with vegetarian options available and fully commissionable!

Location: 376a Rutherglen Road, Greymouth, West Coast, NZ

Contact: Andy and Jolene


Phone: +64 (0) 3 762 6035