Motels & Self-contained accommodation in Westport, West Coast, NZ.

Birds Ferry Lodge and Ferry Man’s Cottage

Between Punakaiki & Westport

Rediscover the natural world in this private 20-hectare oasis, ideal for a romantic getaway or a restorative weekend. Indulge in a holistic massage, soak in the outdoor Spa high above a river valley cascading through native forest to the ocean. It’s a luxury Punakaiki accommodation in heartland wilderness, yet easily accessible by air or road, only 2km from State Highway 6 and 20 minutes from Westport and the famous Punakaiki Pancake Rocks… but it feels a lifetime away.

The whiff of fresh baked bread, homemade conserves, real espresso, our own organic fruit and produce: breakfasts at Birds Ferry Lodge are legendary.

Enjoy superb cuisine and wines hosted at the Lodge, or delivered to the self-contained Ferryman’s Cottage as a breathtaking sunset gives way to the absolute quiet of evening. You’ll wake to the bellbird’s song and if you are lucky a Kiwi!

Venture out to explore a wild landscape steeped in Maori and European history, or curl up by the fire with a book and a glass of wine, to the sigh of the ocean. No live television, no landline, no clocks, but with many small luxuries and a commitment to the environment, it’s the perfect retreat for indulgent relaxation.

Name: Alison and Andre GygaxAddress: 163 Birds Ferry Road, SHW6, Westport 7892Phone: 03 429 1604 or 021 33 7217Freephone: 0800 33 72 33Email:

Bach at the Bay

Tauranga Bay

Overlooking Tauranga Bay (15km south of Westport), this three bedroom self-contained house offers all the comforts of home.

This is the ultimate location for a relaxing break.  Sleeping a maximum of seven people (two queen size beds and three single beds), the house is well set up for a holiday with all the comforts of home.

A large deck out the front of the house is ideal for relaxing and enjoying the view – across the bay to the seal colony, the great west coast surf and fantastic sunsets.

Enjoy the rugged coastline beaches – swimming, boogie boarding or surfing.  The seal colony is on the other side of the bay and the walk across to the Cape Foulwind lighthouse is breath-taking.  The award-winning Bay House Café is within a 200m walk.

Rates from $140 per night for 2 people and $15 per night for each extra person.

Come and enjoy our piece of paradise.

Name: Matt and Deb AlexanderAddress: 4 Okari Road, Tauranga BayPhone: 03 789 7521 or 027 711 9904Email:

Carters by the Sea

Carters Beach


Carters by the sea is a new  Qualmark 4+ rated studio motel located at Carters Beach just 5 minutes south of Westport.

We are ideally situated halfway between the Tasman Bays, Picton, Christchurch and the Glaciers.  Carters Beach is 10 minutes from the Seal Colony at the beautiful Tauranga Bay and the Cape Foulwind Lighthouse Walkway, 20 minutes from Charleston,  40 minutes from Punakaiki,  45 minutes from each end of the Old Ghost Road, 30 minutes from the Denniston Mine Tour and 80 minutes from the Oparara Limestone Arches at Karamea.

Opened December 2014, Carters by the sea is built to the highest earthquake standard with North facing totally soundproof rooms incorporating either a deck and a garden view or a balcony with a sea outlook. Each 30m2 studio is stylishly decorated to a high standard creating a peaceful ambiance during your stay.

BOOK YOUR STAY and unwind with a vacation at Carters Beach, where you can roam the long sandy beach and enjoy a drink or a meal at Donaldos Beach Restaurant and Bar next door.

We offer free unlimited Wifi, secure mountain bike storage and are SANDFLY FREE.

Name: Chris and Erica CooperAddress: 27 Marine Parade, Carters Beach, Wesport 7825Phone: 03 789 8169Email:

Bella Vista Motel


TAKE IN ALL THE WONDERS OF THE AMAZING WEST COAST while staying at Westport’s Bella Vista Motel.

We have 18 stylish units, all self-contained and fully serviced, some with kitchen and cooking facilities. From studios, spa bath and family units to choose from as well as accessible units. SKY Guest Select 50+ TV channels is a plus along with free Wireless Internet. We have a guest laundry available. We offer fax, scanning and copying service for those that need to keep in touch. Continental and cooked breakfasts available. Plenty of off-street parking. Portacot / highchair available. Airport transfers available by prior arrangement.

Within walking distance to town centre, supermarkets, cafes and restaurants.

We look forward to having you stay with us and enjoying what we have to offer here in Westport.

Name: Marilyn & Trevor WilsonAddress: 314-318 Palmerston Street, WestportPhone: 03 789 7800Freephone: 088 23 55 28Email:

Ghost Lodge


Ghost Lodge is your ultimate Northern West Coast base regardless of time of year.

Ghost Lodge was originally built in the 1880’s as a butchers. Immense thought and care has been taken during its rebuild to retain its original charm with recycled native New Zealand timbers being used throughout. Lovingly renovated and restored, it’s fully insulated and carpeted throughout with a log burner to keep you cozy and warm during winter, and french doors that open out to stunning outdoor areas, allowing for plenty of fresh air flow to keep you cool and comfortable during summer.

The lodge is perfect for large groups, cyclists, motorcyclists on tour, families as well as individual travelers.

Ghost Lodge offers off street parking for cars, boats and bikes. It has beach access and free use of wetsuits, boogie boards and surf boards, so you can enjoy the beach – literally at the bottom of the garden. And if you’ve just ridden the Old Ghost Road (or the Heaphy Track) there are hoses for washing down your bike and plenty of space to park them. Take a break for a day or two (recover from those saddle sores) and relax at Ghost Lodge before your next adventure.

Visit the Ghost Lodge website to view the various rooming options on the availability calendar for your preferred date of travel.

Name: Simon RookeAddress: 89 Torea Street, Granity, West CoastPhone: 021 2675 102Email:

Buller Bridge Motel

Buller Bridge Motel in Westport is nestled amongst native bush and attractive surrounds in Westport, the Northern gateway to the scenic West Coast. The motel is ideally situated adjacent to the Buller River and Millennium walkway.

Enjoy the quiet, clean and spacious setting and beautiful gardens and really relax after a day sightseeing. There is a playground for your children, BBQ area and plenty of accessible activities and attractions nearby.

This peaceful Westport motel accommodation is off the main road, yet only minutes walk to town with all its vibrant cafés, restaurants and adventure activities.

Every motel Apartment opens onto our quiet garden setting.


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