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Okarito Campsite

Wild and beautiful with walks along the beach and in the surrounding forest. It is equiped with toilets, hot showers and a shelter with a fridge and sink, a few cooking sites and picnic tables.Coin-operated electric bbq. The Campsite is run by the Okarito Community Association on public land with a concession from DOC. Price: $15 night per adult, children free.  Cash on arrival, no reservations necessary, just come in and find a site.  Bring $2 coins for the showers. http://okaritocampground.co.nz

Cedar Cottage

Well equipped two bedroom purpose built cottage sleeps seven plus. Price range $80 to $140. More information at: - http://www.holidayhouses.co.nz/properties/56237.asp 

Tasman Cottage

well equipped two bedroom cottage, sleeps seven plus. $80 to $140. More information at: - http://www.holidayhouses.co.nz/properties/54817.asp

Fernbird Retreat

Three bedroom holiday house sleeps ten plus. Price range $110 to $170. Optional sleepout extra. More information at: - http://www.holidayhouses.co.nz/properties/56238.asp

Scotty's Cottage

Opposite Donovan's store, 14 The Strand - 1 bedroom with double bed and a single bed in the open plan kitchen/ living room. The cottage has an open fireplace for driftwood fires and enjoying sounds of the sea. $100 per night. Self care. Contact Sue Scott suescottau@yahoo.com.au

Okarito Holiday Cottage

Small 2 storey house with modern kitchen. Upstairs bedroom, with downstairs open plan lounge/kitchen and separate bathroom. Lovely outdoor area, landscaped with an outdoor fire bath. This is a self-clean bach, linen can be provided at an additional cost. Enquiries: Kaylene Sampson okaritoholidaycottage@gmail.com and for more information:ttp://www.holidayhouses.co.nz/properties/56310.asp


Modern two bedroom cedar clad holiday home with fantastic sea views, sleeps up to five. Price from $150. For more information:http://www.holidayhomes.co.nz/new-zealand/south-island/west-coast/okarito/listing/17933.html

Kiwi Cottage

Stay in one of Okarito's original kiwi baches at the popular Kiwi Cottage – 2 cosy bedrooms sleep 3 adults or a family of five comfortably. The big open fireplace keeps the cottage warm on a chilly evening and the front steps are the perfect place to enjoy the morning sunrise – simple, relaxing and very Okarito! Rates from $80/night. Pets welcome on notice. For photos and more info:  http://www.holidayhouses.co.nz/properties/56004.asp (this cottage can also be packaged with Okarito Boat Tours for discounted trips/stays)

Gonfishn' Beach House

If you enjoy a little extra room to relax in, this is the holiday home for you. Three bedrooms and a large open plan lounge and kitchen lead out sliding doors to a large patio and back garden. The open section leads to the beach and Tasman Sea. Comfortably furnished, washing machine and tub available, this house is great for a family or  2-3 couples traveling together. Rates from $120/night. For photos and more info: http://www.holidayhouses.co.nz/properties/56003.asp (this cottage can also be packaged with Okarito Boat Tours for discounted trips/stays)

86 The Strand

New to holiday homes, this comfortable family home has one of the best decks in the village – step through either set of sliding doors to view the sea from the lounge or dining area. The open plan area is great for couples, a family or friends to gather in.Two bedrooms with extra beds sleep up to 7 people. Big log-burner and plenty of firewood to keep you warm on the cooler evenings and windows look out to the sea, mountains and rainforest. Rates from $130/night. For photos and more info: http://www.holidayhouses.co.nz/properties/57104.asp (this cottage can also be packaged with Okarito Boat Tours for discounted trips/stays)

Okarito Schoolhouse

You'll have a lovely stay in this unique hostel consisting of two main rooms and 12 bunk beds.  There is a full kitchen on site. Showers are across the road at the campsite (cost $1). This house is now administered by Department of Conservation. http:/www.doc.govt.nzOkarito YHA History - see www.okarito.net/page/history

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