Upper South Island and the West Coast Hotels

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  • 16 Richards Dr. Map It
  • Hokitika
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  • You can walk out along the wild surf beach or to the glowworm dell
  • Very peaceful


  • On the edge of town
  • Long walk to restaurants

Published 07/22/2015

Fodor's Review

These oceanfront chalets are about as close to the beach as you'll get; the surf rolls in just beyond the dunes, the air has a salty tang, and the sky is filled with wheeling seabirds. Even if you're at the back of the camp the outlook is rural and restful, given the centrally located grassy paddock where alpaca, goats, sheep, and pigs graze. The kids (and big kids) will love these placid guys. The units range from simple, stylish wooden log cabins with personal veranda, to chalets with full kitchens and big fluffy duvets; a few have whirlpool baths. There are also campsites, including powered sites for campervans, a clean and well-equipped shared kitchen, barbecue areas, and a children's playground. There's even a glowworm dell just out the back, take a look when it gets dark. A continental breakfast is available on request.

Hotel Information


16 Richards Dr., Hokitika, West Coast, 7810, New Zealand

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03-755–8921; 0800-744–646-NZ only

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 12 chalets, 8 cabins, 3 1-bedroom apartments
  • Rate includes: No meals

Published 07/22/2015

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