"The best on the West Coast", that's what guests say! The best for luxury accommodation, stunning mountain to sea views, delicious cuisine, delightful hospitality, insightful guided nature tours and located central to the West Coast best scenic attractions and activities.

30 minutes drive south of Hokitika en route to Franz Josef Glacier, Paramata Lodge is sophisticated and spacious, with elegant handcrafted contemporary style, artworks, sculptural garden, library and piano. Three beautiful guest bed rooms with superking/king size beds, large ensuites, deep bath and several decks, this is boutique accommocation at its best.

Located in a natural paradise with forest, waterways and beach providing diverse wildlife adventures right beside the lodge. Ask us about guided walks, bird tours, farm or kayak tours, heli flghts, the new cycle trail or NZ fly fishing. There's more too, so you'll need several days. Hosted by two well informed New Zealanders, Kathy heads two conservation groups while Neil is the artist, with a deep respect for nature they will show you their sustainable wilderness lifestyle beside rare old growth forest.   

Spring 2018 is here with longer days, forests beginning to show their gorgeous flowers and it’s the best time of year to experience a guided wildlife tour to see ancient native plants and rare birds! Get in while the birds are going crazy and you don't need advanced bookings.  Ask about the guided tour to the only kotuku nesting site in New Zealand, where the birds in their incredible mating plumage will perform antics to delight. What about seeing kiwi in the wild, royal spoonbills, flightless weka, secretive fernbird, gogeous tomtits, friendly South Island robins and much more. Camera's at the ready!  

Summer 2018/19 will be busy so book now! Two nights is recommended by guests who want to enjoy the local sights as well as the peace and beauty at the lodge.  Ask about our multi-night discount when you book at least one month in advance, directly with the lodge. (Not available over the Christmas & New Year period or to agents).  


  • Paramata Lodge

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