"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.  

June 2019, winter has hit right from the start with new snow low on the mountains and frost underfoot in the mornings. So I’m back in the kitchen eyeing up those pumpkins we recently put away in the dry store. First up my pumpkin soup, special recipe I created with meso paste, chilli and garden tarragon. Then onto the fresh feijoas. My favourite right now is to quick grill them with ginger, mixed spice and brown sugar for a yummy desert with semolina and cream. Why not come and stay! 

Summer ahead 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 (conditions apply).  


  • Paramata Lodge

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