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Unpoluted fresh air

Walk for miles along the beaches - often with the beaches totally to your self

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When the Rata is in flower, the walk along the river to the old bridge is quite spectacular

Birdlife galore

Even the garden is full of tuis, bellbirds and fernbirds ....

Walk along the old logging roads

Watch your feet. The depleted soils are host to many of our native carnivorous plants....

Just have fun

The West Coast is just a few minutes drive down the road. You can walk for miles, explore or just have fun ....

Wetland track

Wander through our wetland track and check out the birdlife, the flowers and some of the history of the area....

Explore the coast

Walk along the Patarau beach to the Puna Paua Blow-hole....


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Explore the wild West Coast of Golden Bay from the luxury of your chalet
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Things to do

If you don't want to sit back and enjoy the total peace and quiet, there is so much to do in the area. Within just a few minutes drive or just walking from your chalet, you can:

  • Explore miles of west coast beaches and rock pools
  • Walk the tracks an discover the wetland
  • Come on our guided tour and check out our glow worm grotto, the fresh water crayfish and cave wetas (No extra charge for guests)
  • Discover the native orchids that grow along the tracks
  • Discover the history of the area as you walk along the old logging tracks
  • Watch and listen to the abundent bird life
  • Use our chalets as a base for your whitebaiting
  • Walk or kayak up to Lake Otuhie
  • Walk down to Kahurangi lighthouse (tides permitting)
  • Wander along the Patarau river to the historic Patarau river bridge
  • Explore the many limestone caves and rock formations
  • Stare in awe at the amazing polution free night sky

And if the wind comes up as it does sometimes on the wild West Coast, you can just sit and relax in our totally sheltered garden at Wetland View Park.

Wander along the beach at low tide
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