Region: West Coast
Tel No: +64 3 755 5255
Total Guests: 8
Rate (NZ$): $275 - $375
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Access: West Coast, South Island. 8 km from Hokitika town and 7 km from Hokitika Airport. 3 hours drive from Christchurch or 4 hours from Nelson.
The wild, rugged and majestic West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island is the location of Rimu Lodge, a luxurious 5 star boutique eco lodge retreat set above the Hokitika River between the snow capped Southern Alps and the Tasman Sea. A place so pristine, beautiful and peaceful that you will be struck by the absolute silence and sheer majesty of your surroundings. Enjoy the contrasts between this region – where time seems to stand still – and the 21st-century comforts of the lodge.
Rimu Lodge offers 4 casually elegant ensuite rooms. Built to take advantage of the views they feature central heating, double-glazed windows, refrigerators and tea and coffee facilities. Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the lodge and fresh flowers in the rooms add that personal touch.
Country style cooked and continental breakfast is included. Hokitika township, just a 10-minute drive from the lodge, boasts several cafes and restaurants. For visitors travelling to New Zealand in March, the annual Hokitika Wildfoods Festival is a “must do” experience.
Hokitika is an interesting town bustling with artisans working with Pounamu (greenstone), glass, gold and more. You can still pan for gold here! Excellent fly-fishing, bush walks, and just a one-hour drive from both Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. A new attraction is the West Coast Treetop Walk with its 450m steel platform built high about the ancient Rimu and Kamahi tree canopy
You hosts, Helen and Peter Walls searched far and wide to find this perfect spot, looking all over the South Island for their own slice of Kiwi paradise. Finally, on the West Coast, they found what they were looking for – an unspoiled environment with spectacular views. The lodge is designed to reflect and enhance the beauty of its location. Understated, yet elegant, and when the lodge first opened and they received their first guests, they knew they had got their wish. Helen and Peter always dreamt of owning a lodge and now enjoy hosting guests from all over the world.
Recent Trip Advisor reviews –
“Very friendly. Beautiful location” We had two wonderful nights at Rimu Lodge. Helen and her husband couldn’t have been more helpful”
“Fantastic B & B – Helen and Peter are great hosts who really went out of their way to make us feel welcome.”
“The vista from the rooms and the terrace is magnificent over the Hokitika river and beyond to the snow covered mountains”