Whatever style of West Coast accommodation you choose you’ll l be sure to experience the friendly and hospitable service this part of New Zealand is famous for. Over on the West Coast time slows down, locals are interesting characters and you really are made to feel like one of the family. There is however no sacrifice to be made on the style and price of accommodation on offer.
The West Coast has everything covered from backpackers, motels and holiday parks right through to bed & breakfasts, farmstays, hotels and luxury retreats. The towns of Greymouth, Westport, Hokitika and Punakaiki provide the bulk of accommodation choices along the coast while Franz Josef and Fox Glacier, Karamea, Moana and Reefton offer excellent forms of accommodation further inland. Each town has its own unique West Coast attractions and activities to enjoy and staying close to the action is made easy with relatively short driving distances, ample accommodation and friendly advice. On the West Coast you won’t find traffic lights but you will find a lively arts and crafts scene, stunning scenery and a huge range of things to do.
New Zealand West Coast tours come in all shapes and sizes from adrenalin filled adventures through to historical journeys and scenic highlights. Discover a greenstone carver at work, meet descendants from the gold mining days or get close to nature on a kiwi encounter. The hostels and backpackers accommodation on the West Coast provide a great way to meet people on a budget and there are nearly 20 to choose from. Shared facilities and central locations are features of this popular form of West Coast accommodation. Motels and hotels come in a range to suit all budgets and tastes from simple studios to 3 bedroom units.
The hotels along the West Coast are an interesting mix of charming character and luxurious retreats. Among them are one of the oldest hotels in the region, filled with nostalgia and original architecture from over 100 years ago and beachfront boutique hotels with spectacular ocean views, spa baths and on site restaurants. Self contained accommodation is available in the form of cottages, units, motor lodges and holiday homes all over the West Coast, from simple lodgings through to 3 bedroom luxury houses. The best features of New Zealand’s West Coast accommodation are the friendliness of your hosts, the quiet peaceful surroundings and the excellent choice of unique places to stay.