The Hexagon, West Coast
The Hexagon near Punakaiki
On the West Coast of the South Island, half-way between Westport and Greymouth, you'll find the 'The Hexagon' - a tranquil retreat steeped in a history almost as unusual as its structure.
The Hexagon is right on the coast, at the mouth of the Fox River and just 10 minutes from Punakaiki (the site of the famous 'Pancake Rocks'). It's the perfect place to take time out, rest and soak up the breathtaking coastal scenery of the wild West Coast.
Originally built by an astrologer 30 plus years ago, The Hexagon is a one room, off-grid, rustic hut, in the shape of (as the name suggests) a hexagon. Neglected for many years, this unique little building was recently rediscovered by new owner, Jed Smith, on the 300 acre property he lives on, and lovingly bought back to life.
Native timber planks that line the walls and ceiling give the interior a natural warmth. Hand-made stained glass windows and large french doors offer stunning views of the ocean, coastline and bush surrounds. A simple log burning stove keeps you snug and warm, and solar power gives you light at the flick of a switch.
An outdoor kitchen and bathroom just off the hut, mean you'll cook and bathe 'campstyle'. Enjoy a hot outdoor shower in the brisk morning air or soak for hours under the stars in a fire bath.
Privacy is guaranteed during your stay, with access to the Hexagon only via foot, a 12 minute walk up a track from the roadside below. Guest's gear is transported by quad bike by your friendly and super-helpful host, Jed.
Jed also has 'Sva's Place' available to rent. Sva's Place' is a little one room hut tucked onto the cliffs overlooking Woodpecker Bay.
The surrounding area is a wonder to explore and a tourist hotspot of activities. Nearby walks, magnificent limestone caves and of course the sensational white sand beach of Woodpecker Bay, mean you'll find plenty to keep you entertained. But... quite seriously, you won't need all that. We can safely say, that once you arrive at the Hexagon, you won't ever want to leave.
Maunga Iti, Tutukaka Coast
Maunga Iti, meaning 'little hills' in Maori, is a large bush block just inland from the stunning Tutukaka coastline. At an easy 2 1/4 hour drive from Auckland, this delectable slice of kiwi paradise makes the perfect escape for weary city folk looking to recharge and relax. Perfect for couples, the luxury tent sits on a hill with a dreamy view overlooking bush and ocean.
Highfield Forest Retreat, Kauri Coast
The campsite at Highfield Forest Retreat is set in a dappled glade, in mature native forest on the edge of Highfield Farm. The site features a luxury tent, beautiful kauri hut and an outdoor bath in a rocky grotto, nestled amongst the bush and fern covered ground. Just 2.5 hours from Auckland, it makes a great weekend glamping escape.
Castaways for Couples, Karioitahi Beach
Castaways Resort is a spectacular coastal property in the South Western corner of Auckland, just 50 minutes drive from the CBD. Glamping at Castaways is the perfect couples escape. You'll instantly unwind in this truly restful and romantic spot. With your gourmet dinner and breakfast included in the package, all you need to think about is getting yourself there - the rest is taken care of.
Top Hut, Coromandel
Top Hut is situated on a remote bush block on the Coromandel Peninsula. The luxurious one room tree top hut is a complete escape from everyday life. Relax and soak up the serenity in this tranquil place, with long evenings out on the hut deck, toasting marshmallows on the chiminea under twinkling vintage string lights.
Built into the hillside on a beautifully landscaped corner of the farm, this unique hobbit-style house has been a family secret for 15 years. The ambience of candle-light, the warmth of a coal range fire and hand crafted native timbers, offer guests a rustic, cosy and tranquil escape from the modern world.
Phoenix Valley, Tauranga
Bay of Plenty
Situated just 15 minutes from Tauranga, the luxury campsite at Phoenix Valley is set in a magic location. Nestled into a fir tree forest, it's perfectly positioned to capture views of the towering pumice cliffs, and the crystal clear stream running along the valley floor. Your own private swimming hole and a luxurious outdoor shower and bath set into the trees, complete what is a truly unique outdoor experience.
Chattan Farm, Bay of Plenty
Bay of Plenty
Chattan Farm is a serene and peaceful haven. 300 hectares of native bush with multiple marked and mapped tracks, make this a walkers or riders paradise. (Chattan Farm welcomes riders and their horses too!) Nearly predator-free, bird life thrives and glampers will awake in their luxurious canvas tent - to the sound of a heavenly dawn chorus.
Te Rata, Lake Tarawera
Te Rata is set on Department of Conservation (DOC) land at Hot Water Beach, Lake Tarawera. It's right in the heart of the thermal Rotorua district, just 20 minutes from Rotorua. The lake edge steams with thermally heated water... the perfect place for soaking your worries away...
Maggie the Caravan, Ohiwa Beach
Bay of Plenty
Maggie is our beautifully decorated, roomy and comfortable 1972 Crusader caravan. And she's available to rent at the iconic Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park, 35 minutes from the Bay of Plenty summer hub, Ohope. Just pack like you're going on a beach bach holiday - all the camping gear you need for a comfortable camping holiday is provided.
Tuki Tuki Valley, Hawke's Bay
A stay at Tuki Tuki Valley, in the Hawke's Bay gives you the best of both worlds... You'll feel immersed in the peace of the countryside, while just being a few minutes from vineyards, cafes and the charming town of Havelock North. The campsite is ideal for a couple or family. And, there's no need to leave your furry family member at home - dogs are welcome too!
Birch Hill, Central Hawke's Bay
Birch Hill Station is the quintessential Central Hawkes Bay sheep and beef farm. Accessible to both Auckland and Wellington - it's perfectly situated for groups of families or friends to gather for a country escape. The campsite consists of three luxury tents and a fantastic fully enclosed kitchen and camp lounge.
Ridge Top Farm, Manawatu
Glamping at Ridge Top Farm will give you a chance to experience rural NZ like never before. Try some clay bird shooting, take the kids to feed the chooks, do the marked tramp over farmland with sensational views, and relax around the campfire with a glass of wine at the end of it all.
Kapiti Island is a bird and nature lovers paradise. Whether local or visiting from overseas, seeing native birds and kiwi in their natural habitat, is an experience not to be missed. The luxury tent is located near the Kapiti Island Lodge, surrounded by nature. Delicious meals are included in the overall package for your stay, as well as all ferries, DOC permits, and a fantastic night kiwi-spotting walk with an experienced guide.
River's Edge Retreat, Martinborough
Just 10 minutes from popular Wairarapa holiday town, Martinborough, River's Edge makes the ideal place for a couples escape. The luxury tent is set on the edge of a quiet, tree-lined river that runs through a pretty farm property. The front of the tent has a large glass door frontage, which offers a beautiful river-side view.
Fossickers Hut, Marlborough
Fossickers Hut is situated near small, historic, gold-mining town, Canvastown, on the main route to Nelson from either Picton or Blenhiem. The pioneer-style hut is tucked into native bush, perched on a bluff above the serene Wakamarina River. An old coal range in the lean-to kitchen, and outdoor, fire-heated bath, add to the historic vibe.
Kissing Gate, Nelson
Kissing Gate is nestled on a 7 acre farmlet, set amongst a glade beside a pond, surrounded by peaceful countryside. Based in the beautiful Mapua district, its just 30 minutes from the centre of Nelson and 16 minutes to Motueka. The campsite is made up of two vintage caravans, Ruby and Pearl, and a settlers' cottage style bathroom and kitchen.
Honeywell Hut, Motueka
Honeywell Hut is just 50 minutes from popular Motueka, and just over 1 hour from Nelson. Set on a large and dramatic sheep and beef farm, Honeywell Hut has all the style of a back country musterer's hut. The one room hut has been loving restored over the years by owners, Fiona and Richard, with a ton of creative, rustic charm.
Camp Kekerengu, Kaikoura Coast
Camp Kekerengu is set on the majestic Kaikoura Coast, sheep and beef farm, Ngaio Downs. Situated three hours from Christchurch, half way between Blenheim and Kaikoura, you'll feel a million miles from anywhere as you gaze out to the majestic scenery from your tent. With three large tents, sleeping up to 11, this is the perfect campsite for groups.
The Hexagon, West Coast
The Hexagon is an off-the-grid rustic hut, originally built by an astrologer over 30 years ago. Native timber planks line the walls and ceiling and hand-made stained glass windows offer stunning views of the ocean, coastline and bush surrounds. Just 10 minutes from the famous 'Pancake Rocks', The Hexagon is the perfect place to stop and rest on your way up or down the wild West Coast.
Hurunui Jacks, West Coast
Hurunui Jacks is a magical property on the South Island's West Coast. Surrounded by virgin native bush and bordering the pretty Kaniere River, glampers will find plenty to do and see. Go trout fishing on the lake, enjoy some delicious whitebait fritters - and savour absolute peace in an outdoor bath under the stars. Hurunui Jacks is situated right on the West Coast Wilderness cycle trail.
Lavericks Bay, Banks Peninsula
With the luxury campsite a 15 min walk down to a beautiful secluded beach, glamping at Lavericks Bay in the Banks Peninsula is something pretty special. Enjoy long, warm days swimming and playing in the soft sand on the safe beach. Bring your bikes and explore the farm tracks or take your kayak out for an afternoon... all followed up by a hearty camp cook-up at the end of the day.
Check Availability and Book - The Hexagon, West Coast
A 10% deposit is charged during the booking process. The deposit is non-refundable, however it can be transferred to another booking made within a 12 month period, if your stay is cancelled more than 3 weeks prior to your arrival.
The Hexagon allows single night stays all year except for the weekends during peak season months, December, January and February and public holiday weekends. There is a one night stay surcharge of $30. If you only want one night, please select this option during the booking process.
Rates and Extras
MINIMUM STAY PERIODS
The Hexagon allows one night stays year round, except for weekends (Friday and Saturday nights). The minimum booking period for long weekends such as Labour Weekend, Anniversary Weekend etc is 3 nights. The minimum booking period for Easter is 4 nights.
Where there is a single night gap between bookings that falls on a Friday and Saturday night, it may be possible to book that single night with a surcharge of $30. If you are interested in this option, please email us with your date request.
Summer Season (1 November - 30 April):
The standard nightly rate for summer is $220 per night, for up to two people.
Additional people are $25 per person, per night.
Midweek single night stays are allowed with a single night surcharge of $30.
Winter Season (1 May - 31 October):
The standard nightly rate for winter is $190 per night, for up to two people.
Additional people are $25 per person, per night.
Midweek single night stays are allowed with a single night surcharge of $30.
Guided, 2-hour, off-track bush walk around the 60 acre property - $50
Features include amazing views, fascinating lime-stone rock formations, and chatting to Jed (your host) about the unique history of the property and gold-mining history of Fox River.
2-3 hr harakeke (flax) weaving session - $50
Spend half an hour learning how to select and cut your flax before spending the rest of your 2 - 3 hour session being instructed in the art of flax weaving by Fox River local, Jane. Lessons are held in her cosy cottage five minutes walk from the Hexagon. Subject to availability.
HOW TO BOOK AND PAY
The quickest way to check availability and book is by using our online booking calendar. This is always up-to-date. Find the date that suits you, then click Book Now. You'll be taken through the booking process in a few easy steps.
During the booking process, you’ll be asked to pay a 10% non-refundable deposit to secure your booking. Once you've completed the booking process and deposit payment, you'll receive a confirmation email. This explains how to pay the remainder of your balance, which is due 4 weeks prior to your arrival date. If you’ve booked within this timeframe, the full balance will be due straight away. We’ll provide bank account details for payment by Internet Banking deposit in the email, and we also provide a secure link so you can opt to pay by credit card. Credit card payments incur a 2.5% surcharge.
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Access to the Hexagon is by walking track only, your car will be parked at the Glass Works and all your luggage and supplies will be transported up the hill by quad motorbike. The walk requires a moderate level of fitness! It takes about 20 minutes and starts with a steep hill climb, then wonder along a bush track to the Hexagon. It can be muddy! Especially in the Spring, Winter and Autumn months, so make sure you bring some appropriate footwear and a sense of adventure.
On arrival to the Hexagon Jed with show you all the ins and outs of how everything works.
CHECK IN & CHECK OUT
- Check in is between 2pm and 7pm on the day of arrival (you'll be asked to provide an estimated time of arrival a couple of days prior to your stay).
- Check out is by 10am on the day of departure.
SLEEPING & BED ARRANGEMENT
The Hexagon is a spacious, one room hut that sleeps up to 4 people in a queen-sized bed, and a fold out sofa that can neatly split into two single beds.
We think the Hexagon best suits either a couple, or a family of up to 4.
The Hexagon is completely off-the-grid. Energy for hot water and cooking is supplied via LPG gas bottles. Solar power provides lighting and a log burner provides warmth.
The camp bathroom facilities consist of an outdoor shower, a fire bath and a pleasant-to-use composting toilet.
Cooking is done on a gas BBQ, and a gas ring is available for cooking in the camp kitchen - a covered, outdoor space with bench space and hot water for dishes.
Cool food storage is a heavy-duty chilly-bin (which keeps food cold for days) in the camp kitchen. Replacement cold packs for longer stays will be provided.
There is no mobile phone reception on the property. Jed is happy to provide his phone number so campers can be reached if necessary. Phones can be charged at the Hexagon via the solar power source.
Full linen, towels and bedding is supplied, although we encourage you to bring sleeping bags for children.
Queen beds are made up with 100% cotton linen. All beds have either wool or feather duvets.
WHAT TO BRING
- Food and drink - make sure you bring all the food and drink you need for your stay, including tea, coffee, cooking oil etc.
- Walking shoes or boots for walking up to the Hexagon and exploring the property.
- Warm clothes - it can be very chilly in the mornings and at night. A warm jersey and long pants are a must.
- Shower and bath toiletries - don’t forget your eco-friendly bubble bath if you’re partial to froth in your outdoor bath!
- Insect repellent and Sunscreen - A must have!
- Sleeping bags for children - a bottom sheet, pillow case and pillow is supplied for children, or full linen if requested. Extra duvets are available.
- Towels for swimming - bring some spare beach towels for taking off the property to swim.
The property is a large, wild and bush clad property, so it’s very important to follow the safety guidelines and terms that you’ll find in our booking terms and in your guide found inside the Hexagon.
5626 State Highway 6
The Hexagon is situated on State Highway 6, at Fox River, 10 minutes drive from Punakaiki (Pancake Rocks).
Print out The Hexagon info sheet with address, arrival instructions, host contact details, and google map directions, for your drive right here.
Eating and Drinking
The Hexagon is self-catering. Just bring your own food and chilly-bin, and cook meals using the BBQ and facilities provided in your private camp kitchen. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need.
If you want a break from cooking at any stage, Punakaiki and Charleston are just a 10 minute drive away and both have cafes and restaurants to choose from.
Supermarkets for food shopping can be found in either Westport (40 minute drive) or Greymouth (60 minute drive).
Things To Do
AT THE CAMPSITE...
- Relax in the outdoor fire bath
- Battle it out over a board game
- Explore the surrounding bush
- Rest, read, relax and enjoy the serenity.
IN THE LOCAL AREA...
- Experience the magnificent limestone caves in nearby Charleston
- Go for long walks on the beautiful white sand beach of Woodpecker Bay
- Explore the Fox River mouth - take a refreshing dip!
- Visit the famous 'Pancake Rocks' at Punakaiki.
Jed Smith and close friend and neighbour, Bill will be your hosts while at The Hexagon.
More detail about Jed and Bill (including some history about The Hexagon) is coming soon.
1. Booking and payments
1.1 A deposit of 10% is required to confirm your booking and secure the property. This will be charged to your credit card at the time of booking. A 2.75% credit card payment surcharge will be applied to this payment.
1.2 On receipt of the deposit, you will receive an email confirming both the payment and your booking details.
1.3 The remaining balance will be due 4 weeks in advance of your arrival date. An email reminder will be sent to you 3 days prior to this date, where an outstanding balance remains. The reminder email gives you the option to pay the remaining balance by internet banking or, if your internet banking payment has not been received within 48 hours, the remaining balance will automatically be charged to the credit card used at the time of booking. Please note: a 2.5% credit card payment surcharge is applied to all payments made by credit card. Credit card data is held in a secure and encrypted environment.
1.4 Bookings made within 4 weeks in advance of your arrival date will be charged the full balance at the time of booking (this may be processed in two payments).
1.5 If you are unable to pay the balance before the stated due date, you will forfeit your deposit and your booking will be cancelled.
1.6 Bookings made online within 48 hours of arrival will not be confirmed immediately. Once the campsite has agreed that the booking can be honoured, the guest will be informed by Canopy Camping Escapes and the credit card used for the online booking will be charged the full balance of the stay (note that there is a 2.5% credit card fee).
2. Cancellation and severe weather warnings
2.1 Some campsites may have limitations due to weather. If severe weather is forecast we will call you as soon as possible prior to your scheduled arrival date to advise you and cancel your booking. You can choose whether to defer your holiday to a later date subject to availability or receive a full refund.
2.2 Your 10% deposit is non-refundable, however it can be transferred to another booking made within a 12 month period, if your stay is cancelled more than 3 weeks prior to your arrival.
2.3 Cancellation by you within 4-21 days of your arrival date will result in 50% of the total cost of your stay being charged. Cancellation within 3 days of your arrival date will result in 100% of the total cost of your stay being charged.
3. Safety and Hazards
3.1 Campsites are often situated on working farms and there are hazards both natural and man-made. You accept that you enter the property at your own risk to participate in a glamping holiday.
3.2 Participation in activities such as, outdoor baths, climbing trees, walking on the property and any other activity on the property is the responsibility of the Guest and is done so at their own risk.
3.3 Canopy Camping Escapes accept no liability for accident, loss of property or personal injury whilst on your stay.
No pets allowed. Campsites are often situated on working farms, and therefore are not suitable for visiting pets.
GST of 15% (where applicable) is included in the daily per night cost. A GST invoice will be supplied if requested.
6. The Holiday – Guest Conditions of occupancy and Conduct
6.1 The Guests have the right to occupy the Property for the paid holiday period only.
6.2 Guests are required to observe the rules and familiarise themselves with the procedures contained in the information folder provided in the tent.
6.3 Guests shall take all reasonable and proper care of the property and its furniture, fittings and effects in or on the property and leave them in the same state of repair, condition, cleanliness and tidiness as at the commencement of the rental period.
6.4 Guests are required to inform the owner of any damage or breakage in or around the property promptly so that it can be repaired and replaced for the next guests. Guests are bound to reimburse the owners for replacement, repair or extra cleaning costs where reasonably demanded by the owners for damage caused by the guests.
6.5 Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the property.
6.6 Guests undertake to behave in a proper, appropriate and legal manner with due respect to the Owner, the Property and other guests and their property. If any guest behaves inappropriately or improperly (of which the Owner will be the final judge on their Property), or illegally, the Owner reserves the right to ask the guest and their party (at their discretion) to leave the Property before the end of the holiday period. Any refund for so doing will be at the entire discretion of the Owner in consulation with Canopy Camping Escapes.
7. Authority to Sign
The person who completes the Booking Form certifies that: he or she is authorised to agree the Booking Conditions on behalf of all persons included in the Booking Form, including those substituted or added at a later date; the signatory is over eighteen years of age; they agree to take responsibility for the party occupying the Property, and to notify Canopy Camping Escapes if they are not a member of the holiday party.
Comments from our guests
The guest comments we publish on this page come from a feedback survey that we send every guest after their stay at The Hexagon. We publish these comments verbatim. The Hexagon is also listed on Trip Advisor.
"The hexagon was a beautiful and unique place to be at one with nature. Jed is a fantastic host and all the little details to make the stay pleasant are well done. The bed is very comfortable and the fire bath is not to be missed."
Michelle Munro (23 May 2017)
"Just an awesome wee Hut really in a pretty sweet wee spot."
Phil Bray (13 May 2017)
"Great for couples and family. For those searching escapism, a perfect paradise on the west coast."
Lucy Currie (26 April 2017)
"If you want a beautiful, peaceful, back-to-nature experience, Punakaiki's Hexagon is for you. Jed's hospitality and the view alone make it worth your while. Make time for a visit. You will not be disappointed."
Ms. Stephanie Sullivan (16 March 2016)
"Fantastic location, epic sunsets, lulled to sleep by the crash of the waves. A great escape from everything, the best the West Coast has to offer."
(8 February 2017)
"A little rustic hut with charm."
(5 February 2017)
"This place was a great holiday away from the stress of daily life. Great for reconnecting with your partner. Highly recommend it to anybody wanting to get away for a comfortable time off the grid."
John & Ruth (18 January 2017)
"We had the most incredible stay in the peaceful surrounds of the Hexagon. It was a true highlight of our south island road trip and our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer."
Helen Quirke (18 January 2017)
"Jed was a great host. We loved the muddy hike up to the Hexagon! Views, remote location and set up were all fabulous!"
Sarah (12 January 2017)
"Awesome place to stay... remote, well equipped, quiet, great host."
Andy (3 January 2017)
"Quirky, fun, a fun taste of the outdoors for those not used to camping, but it is not glamorous! The walk down not for those with bad knees."
Janet Earle (13 December 2017)
"The Hexagon is a serene secluded spot to unwind and take a break from the road. I wish we had stayed another night."
Daniel Scott (1 December 2017)
"Amazing views and real glamping adventure - just what the hubby and I needed. We will be back!!"
Jess (22 November 2017)
"The whole experience was great. Highly recommend Hexagon to future guests."
Kaz Matson (10 November 2017)
"The Hexagon is amazingly set up with lots of little clever quirks. It is a perfect secluded spot that is very sheltered and has awesome views. It has everything you need a little bit more!"
Alex and Howie (2 November 2016)
"An awesome experience to relax and 'just be'. Highly recommended to everyone who needs some R&R or just wants to enjoy a beautiful slice of paradise."
(26 October 2016)
"The chi of the place is amazing. Never felt so relaxed."
Rach (23 September 2016)
"Loved it. Host was excellent. Location perfect for West Coast exploring. Great place to relax and wind down."
William McGrath (21 August 2016)
"Well worth the quick hike up the hill to get to the Hexagon. When you get there you will experience a little slice of Heaven. So peaceful and quiet apart from beautiful sounds of the sea and local wildlife. Amazing facilities, especially if you are used to non glam camping. Spend time relaxing at camp or exploring the West Coast then come back to camp for a fire bath under the stars :)We would recommend this to all."
Mark and Lorraine Newell (8 June 2016)
"Beautiful and unique place that came highly recommended from a friend and will be highly recommended from us too!"
Sam and Duncan (14 May 2016)
"The Hexagon was an amazing place to stay. The host was great to letting us pick some feijoas they were delicious too! There are lots of walking tracks nearby which was great fun!"
(30 April 2016)
"Perfect!! A great experience!"
Emma (19 April 2016)
"There is everything you need at the Hexagon, including breath taking views. This is a place where you can totally relax away from the hustle of every day life. Highly recommended for couples."
Whitney & Paul (26 March 2016)
"I took my partner here for his suprise birthday present and he absolutely loved it! Jed was the most amazing and generous host and we loved learning about the native plants and sustainable living. It is the most breath-taking romantic getaway we have ever had and we felt so luxuriously grounded and relaxed afterwards. p.s. The outdoor bath and shower are a must do! You will never want to leave this place!"
Sophia Wild (11 March 2016)
"We loved getting away from all the modern day intrusions, while still comfort. Enjoyed the low key luxuriouness."
(2 March 2016)
"We loved staying at the Hexagon, you are truly in a little world of your own with beautiful views and serenading cicadas. Our favorite amenity was the fire tub outside, we could star gaze for hours!"
Anna Wruck (1 March 2016)
"The hippie mentality is running strong over at The Hexagon and Rustic Retreats. They’re living off the land, minimizing their carbon footprint, and continue to provide an incredible experience for all that are open to connecting with the land in this natural, outdoor retreat. Their philosophy and passion has kept this hippie community strong. Go and find that inner-hippy in you at The Hexagon!"
Sarah Gallo (23 February 2016)
"Wow. This place is amazing. Seriously incredible. I booked it as a surprise for my unsuspecting partner who literally spent the first hour after we arrived walking around with a stupid grin on his face repeating "I love this place" over and over. I will remember the fire bath, sunsets and stunning view for the rest of my life. We definitely plan to return for a longer stay. Jed is the perfect host for this special spot."
Mel and Evan (7 February 2016)
"Jed was an amazing host! This was definitely one of the highlights of our trip to New Zealand. We even got to plant a tree on the property in celebration of our honeymoon. We had such a lovely and peaceful time at the Hexagon. The sunset was one of the most beautiful we'd ever seen, and the open air set up was absolutely fantastic. What a unique little slice of paradise. We can't wait to go back! Two things worth mentioning: Prepare yourself by bringing the food you need during your stay with you when you arrive. There isn't a grocery store close, and after hiking the steep trail up, you probably won't want to trek back down and make a 45 minute trip to the nearest grocery store. Also, if you are staying on a Sunday, make sure to check out the Fox River Market! Lots of great vendors and definitely worth the trip! Just remember to bring cash. :)"
(17 January 2016)
"We spend two lovely days in this little paradise. Hexagon had such personality, in every corner there was nice little personal details such as the school table in the kitchen, the beautiful glass art around the property and the Casper the friendly ghost-Stone. It was obvious that Jed does not only have the place for profit, the family has really put their heart into it. If we ever return to new Zealand, we Will definitely have to give hexagon another visit."
Anna (12 January 2016)
"A very special spot to get away from the hustle... Jed looks after you very well. The whole experience a treat!"
Mike & Becca (31 December 2015)
"Amazing little piece of the west coast, just off the main road but so secluded and peaceful. Without a doubt one of the best weekend retreats we ever had!"
Ruaire Murray (20 January 2016)
"Jed was an amazing host! This was definitely one of the highlights of our trip to New Zealand. We even got to plant a tree on the property in celebration of our honeymoon. We had such a lovely and peaceful time at the Hexagon. The sunset was one of the most beautiful we'd ever seen, and the open air set up was absolutely fantastic. What a unique little slice of paradise. We can't wait to go back! Two things worth mentioning: Prepare yourself by bringing the food you need during your stay with you when you arrive. There isn't a grocery store close, and after hiking the steep trail up, you probably won't want to trek back down and make a 45 minute trip to the nearest grocery store. Also, if you are staying on a Sunday, make sure to check out the Fox River Market! Lots of great vendors and definitely worth the trip! Just remember to bring cash."
(17 January 2016)
"We spend two lovely days in this little paradise. Hexagon had such personality, in every corner there was nice little personal details such as the school table in the kitchen, the beautyfull glas art around the proporty and the Casper the friendly ghost-Stone. It was obvious that Jed does not only have the place for profit, the family has really put Their heart into it. If we ever return to new Zealand, we Will definitely have to give hexagon another visit."
Anna (12 January 2016)
"A very special spot to get away from the hustle... Jed looks after you very well. The whole experience a treat!"
Mike & Becca (31 December 2015)
"Just do it - we stayed for a night, but wanted to stay for a week!!"
Linda Postma (18 December 2015)
"Totally relaxing and private with no cell phone coverage or internet. A total break."
(9 December 2015)
"I was a bit nervous, as I'm not a camper, but The Hexagon is enchanting and glamping is definitely the future! It's peaceful with spectacular views and the host Jed is so welcoming. Every aspect of the experience has been considered to make your stay memorable. We loved it and wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you, Jed for sharing this wonderful place."
Hannah and Matt Kisby (7 December 2015)
"Life changing and well worth the trip, read the guest book it has tales of many guests experiences. Jed is awesome and what he has done with the site is magical, one of a kind and has to be experienced! Will be back again and again!"
Stacey Young (28 October 2015)
"The Hexagon is a beautiful and tranquil place to have a holiday. Jeds hospitality was all we could ask for and I didn't want to leave!"
Gemma (23 October 2015)
"Great location and scenery, the building & attachments (kitchen bathroom etc.) were really nice to be in and use and well appointed. Jed was a great host."
(19 October 2015)
"The host Jed made us so welcome and we enjoyed going walking with him. We loved having good quality bedding and the clean accommodation. The outdoor bath was a big hit. We took three teenagers to the Hexagon, no phones, no computers and still NO complaints. They loved it and want to return."
Berliner (13 October 2015)
"A fantastic view. Very peaceful and secluded. No computers, televisions or Wifi.Great comfortable Bed. Everything you need in the Kitchen. Fantastic Fire that warms The Hexagon up very quickly."
Sandra French (7 October 2015)
"Most amazing and relaxing place we have ever stayed. You will not want to leave this tranquil place. Stayed twice now and planning on going back :)"
Rachel and James (23 September 2015)
"Staying at the Hexagon was amazing. The site is stunning and it has lots of rustic charm. You get amazing views from inside your cosy wooden cabin and the kitchen and toilet facilities are spot on. We enjoyed using the fire bath and bbq for the full glamping experience. Our host at the Hexagon was great, very welcoming and provided us with everything we needed for an excellent stay. This place has a wonderful atmosphere and I would highly recommend it for anyone looking to get away from it all."
Mara (4 July 2015)
"The owner went out of his way to make the stay enjoyable. Awesome place to stay, Hot firebath in the moonlight was a great way to relax at the end of the day."
(1 June 2015)
"This is a great place to hide from the world. Leave all your worries behind and relax. Enjoy the outdoor living with a luxury feel. 2 nights is great, but I think 3 nights would be better."
David and Danielle (3 May 2015)
"If you like nature, and silence try the hexagon! Sunset is unbelievable."
Thomas (8 April 2015)
"The Hexagon was the perfect Easter get away, the fire bath combined with a bottle or two of wine (New Zealand of course) left us feeling immersed in the Coast. Jed has gone above and beyond in creating a slice of New Zealand you wont ever want to leave. When can we come back?"
Ben & Sophie (7 April 2015)
"Very comfortable accomodation surrounded by nature and local wildlife. Jed was a lovely host, very accomodating and welcoming."
Aisling Carter (6 April 2015)
"The hexagon is a heavenly place. Jed was a great host, he gave us lots of tips for local adventures but in the end we were so smitten with the cabin that we didn't leave. We would go back in a heartbeat."
EJ & Jim (29 March 2015)
"The Hexagon is a magical hideaway amidst the beautiful West Coast bush. Jed has done so well to create a comfortable but distinctive living environment while making the most of the natural backdrop. The views when taking a hot shower or using the well equipped outdoor kitchen are simply stunning. The outdoor bath is an experience not to be missed and the perfect place for an evening aperitif or enjoying the breathtaking sunsets. Definitely a place to return to."
Denise and Graham (22 February 2015)
"We had a fabulous relaxing time at the hexagon. Jed has made this lovely location so inviting and beyond our expectations. The views are amazing and you can relax in the outdoor bath and watch the sunset. A highlight for me was cooking in the outdoor kitchen with views of the sea, there is nothing more relaxing and special as that. We will back and wished we could have stayed longer."
Jo and Sean (8 January 2015)