Kawhaka Lodge, Hokitika, New Zealand
Kawhaka Lodge is nestled under the breathtaking backdrop of the Southern Alps of New Zealand and built to complement the natural environment, offering luxury West Coast boutique accommodation for independent travellers or the fly-fishing experience of a lifetime. The experience is elegant yet rustic. View native birds and wildlife in their natural habitats. With it’s own stream running close to the doorstep, Kawhaka Lodge rejuvenates your spirits. Westland is home to some of the finest wild Brown and Rainbow trout in the world and offers a natural beauty uniquely New Zealand. The challenge of hooking trout can be provided by legendary guides whose knowledge is backed with years of experience. Travel off-road in a four-wheel drive vehicle and experience outstanding locations and the thrill of stalking trout in the crystal-clear, snow fed rivers, spring creeks and lakes. Helicopter fly-in to remote areas is available from the lodge and a further reminder that this wilderness offers a unique fishing experience. Allow time to explore the region, we are only twenty minutes from the tourist township of Hokitika. This town has been made famous by Maori artisans who carve local Jade or “Pounamu” as it is known here. Hokitika is also home to the world famous “Wildfoods Festival” which takes place every March. We are perfectly located for day hiking, trips to the Punakaiki Rocks and visits to the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. Heli-exploring from the Lodge is also very popular with helicopters landing right on the lawn to pick you up.
Facilities: At Kawhaka Lodge we ensure you a very personalised service. We offer two peaceful luxury suites that open onto spacious verandahs that offer stunning views of the surrounding landscape. With only two guest suites, you are guaranteed both privacy and intimacy. Both rooms have ensuites and other features of the lodge include email, fax and library facilities, as well as Sky TV. The lodge is of a log cabin style, traditional tongue and groove construction and is made predominantly from Lawson Cypress timber which is native to New Zealand.
Destination: Hokitika West Coast