Nestled in native bush on a ridge top Rimu Lodge gazes out across the Hokitika River, across farmland to the mountains beyond. You will be immediately struck by the absolute silence and the sheer majesty of the surroundings. A land that time has forgotten where you can truly relax and take in the splendour of native New Zealand bush, snow clad mountains and the Hokitika River running through fertile farmlands. Rimu Lodge is this place.
I had a dream of finding the perfect place to host guests from all over the world in the South Island. So I sold up in Auckland and traveled for 4 months in a motor home with my two dogs, Daisy and Monty. We travelled the South Island scouring the towns for the most tranquil location with heavenly views. The moment I saw Rimu lodge I knew I had found my piece of paradise. An unspoiled environment with magnificent views. Rimu lodge is the only Qualmark 5 star bed & breakfast on the West Coast. I look forward to sharing this very special place with you. You may even get to meet Monty and Daisy.
Four individually designed ensuite guest rooms take maximum advantage of the wonderful river and mountain views. A large outside deck entices the guests to relax and enjoy the sun and native birdsong in the bush surrounding the lodge.
Free wi-fi is available in all rooms and a guest computer in reception so you can check your emails. The perfect retreat.
7am - 8pm
We recommend guests stay a minimum of two nights at Rimu Lodge to enjoy the activities available. Located by the sea, at the mouth of Hokitika River, Hokitika is the largest town in Westland District. It offers a range of retail, banking and other services, including jade (greenstone), gold and other minerals. Craft artists, sculptors, jewellers, painters and poets have chosen the Hokitika area as their home.
Below are some of the activities available near the lodge. We are able to help you organise your activities when visiting Hokitika and the surrounding area.
1/2 and full day guided trout fishing tours
White heron sanctuary tours - November thru' March - www.whiteherontours.co.nz . The only white heron breading colony on the West Coast
Lake Kaniere - http://youtu.be/zTFNWyJ5p0Y
Wild Food Festival – March each year
Local artisans: greenstone (jade), gold, wood, pottery, gold, paua, merino-possum fibre
Golf course - we have golf clubs available for your use
Rafting, local paddle boat cruises
Shantytown – Greymouth
Scenic flights over Mt Cook/Aoraki, Milford Sound - www.wildernesswings.co.nz
Punakaiki – 1hr 25 minutes north
Franz Josef Glacier – 1hr 40 minutes south - take a heli-hike with The Helicopter LIne - www.helicopter.co.nz
Fox Glacier – 2hrs 15 minutes south - take a 1/2 or full day hike with Fox Guiding - www.foxguides.co.nz
Historic goldfields - 25 minutes south at Ross
Haast – 4 hours south
Wanaka - 6 hours south
Queenstown - 7 hours south
Wonderful lakeside and beachside walks
Trout and salmon fishing
We have some of the best trout fishing rivers in New Zealand and the region is renowned for brown trout with the average trout ranging from 3lb to 6lb.
Free carparking is available for guests
Reservations are made in advance secured by Visa or Mastercard or direct credit. Visa or Mastercard credit cards are required to confirm your reservation. We recommend travel insurance. For direct bookings full payment is made on the day of departure
Should we not be able to replace your cancelled booking then the following will apply:
We will recover 25% of quoted tariff if cancelled within 15-30 days of the reservation date or the full quoted tariff if the cancellation occurs within 14-0 days of the reservation date. We will make every effort to rebook the room and reserve the right to enforce our cancellation policy if no replacement booking is received. If we are able to replace your cancelled booking a refund will be provided.
Children over 13 years of age are welcome
Location / Distances
Rimu Lodge is situated ten minutes from Hokitika in the heart of trout and salmon fishing country and superb walking tracks. Enjoy browsing in Hokitika's greenstone and jewellery shops then return to the peace and silence of the lodge. Use the lodge as an excellent base for travel south to Franz Joseph Glacier (1hr 40), two hours from Fox Glacier and two hours from Punakaiki and the pancake rocks in the north. The perfect retreat.
Directions to Property
From Hokitika, take the main road (SH6) towards Greymouth, and turn right into Stafford Street. Proceed approximately 4km along Stafford Street past the westland milk factory, the road becomes Kaniere Road, you will come to an intersection to Kaniere Bridge on your right. Turn right and continue along Woodstock-Rimu Road for approximately 3km. Turn left onto Seddons Terrace Road in Rimu and we are located 300 metres on the left.
If travelling north from the glaciers, 11km north of Ross turn right onto Woodstock-Rimu Road and continue 10km to Rimu. Turn right onto Seddons Terrace Road in Rimu and we are located 300 metres on the left.
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