Rimu Lodge is the only Qualmark 5 star lodge on the West Coast. Nestled in a stunning landscape of pristine forest and majestic mountain ranges, it’s the ideal place to soak up the peace and tranquility of this architecturally designed lodge.
Maruia Hot Springs
Immerse yourself in an authentic, natural and pure thermal mineral water experience at Maruia Hot Springs. Stay the night and relax and rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit; treat yourself to an indulgent massage or spa treatment and enjoy a carefully crafted meal, featuring fresh organic ingredients from local suppliers.
Ocean View Retreat
Perfectly positioned for guests to enjoy the best of Punakaiki, the 4-star waterfront Ocean View Retreat is one of the best ways to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the West Coast. A highlight of staying here is enjoying a sunset dinner in their restaurant “on the beach”.
For magical mountain views and a journey through New Zealand’s pioneer history, jump on board the Tranzalpine Train. Billed as one of the world's great train journeys, covering 223 kilometres, the TranzAlpine train travels coast-to-coast through the Great Divide and the indomitable spine of mountains that partitions New Zealand's South Island.
Be sure to stop in at the Pancake Rocks and blowholes in Punakaiki, for a closer look at these natural wonders, created by the forces of nature. This easy walk with interpretive panels is the ideal place to stretch the legs with incredible views over the Tasman Sea.