Unusual Accommodation West Coast

Beaconstone Eco Lodge

Beaconstone Eco Lodge
17kms south of Westport on State Highway 6
Phone: 027 431 0491

The development of Beaconstone Eco Lodge has been a labour of love and it will be appreciated by those who like their accommodation to have a minimal impact on the environment. The property is solar powered, has composting toilets (loos with views) and rainfall is the water supply. From $27 per night. *Beaconstone is open from August - April.*

Reef Cottage Bed & Breakfast
51-55 Broadway
Phone: 0800 770 440

Reef Cottage was built in 1887 and was originally a barrister's office, the old office vault has been turned in to an en suite for one of the bedrooms. There is a guest lounge, kitchen, and garden. The Reef Cafe next door serves breakfast for guests and is open for lunch, evening dining seasonal. B&B from $90 single, $100 double.

Te Nikau

Te Nikau Retreat Backpackers & Self Contained Accommodation
19 Hartmount Place
Phone: 03 731 1111

Hide away in the rainforest at Te Nikau Retreat in the Stargazer - a rustic wooden hut with a partial glass roof, from $51 double. You can also pitch your tent or stay in one of the lodges or small cabins. Muffins and bread are baked daily and are for sale. (Te Nikau is located 3km north of Pancake Rocks).

Te Pahika Guards Van/Train Carriage


Te Pahika Guards Van/Train Carriage

15 minutes south of Greymouth          Phone: 027 222 9064      Te Pahika Guards Van/Train Carriage Facebook
Built in 1907 and crashed at Moana in 1963, Te Pahika guards van has been sympathetically restored into a unique accommodation experience which includes a purpose built ‘station’ housing a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom and rustic outdoor soaking bath. If you are looking for somewhere a little quirky and different to stay, in a quiet and peaceful location where you are surrounded by native bush, can enjoy the setting sun, star gazing on a clear night and wake up to bird song, you won’t be disappointed.    Read and see more...

Te Pahika Guards Van/Train Carriage
Te Pahika Guards Van/Train Carriage
Te Pahika Guards Van/Train Carriage
Te Pahika Guards Van/Train Carriage - kitchen


Lake Brunner Guards Van

Refurbished Historic Guards Van
           Phone: 021 174 5333           Lake Brunner Guards Van Facebook

Experience your slice of heaven. Set on a hill in Moana overlooking Lake Brunner we have a special and unique Bed and Breakfast. Relax and unwind in the recently refurbished historic guards van carriage. The carriage is stocked with everything you could need for a comfortable night's stay.

The guards van is eco friendly and runs solely on solar power. It is equipped with a luxury queen size bed, bar fridge, underfloor heating, and an RV style kitchen and bathroom. There is a private deck and bbq area. Adjacent to the carriage is a conservatory that can be open to the beautiful fresh air or enclosed by heavy duty plastic walls.    Read and see more...

Moana Guards Van
Moana Guards Van
Moana Guards Van


Teichelmann's B&B

Teichelmann's B&B
20 Hamilton Street
Phone: 03 755 8232

In the heart of Hokitika and opposite the museum, Teichelmann's B&B offers ensuite rooms. The house was built in 1910 for Dr Teichelmann, a mountaineer, photographer and conservationist; as his home and medical rooms. Trip Advisor reviews are excellent and many reviewers enjoy learning about the history of the house, and about the life of Dr Teichelmann. From $145 single, Teichy's Garden Cottage from $255.