Woodpecker Hut

Woodpecker Hut

West Coast, near Punakaiki

Woodpecker Hut is set on a coastal clifftop property on the famous Great Coast Highway, halfway between Greymouth and Westport and just a seven-minute drive from Punakaiki (site of the 'Pancake Rocks'). It's a great base to explore this stunning region.

Woodpecker Hut consists of two small, off-grid timber huts, adjoined by a covered outdoor kitchen and living area. One hut is the master bedroom - with a luxurious king-size bed. The other is a comfortable lounge hut with a wood-burning stove. Built by a local builder and artist, the huts have been crafted right down to the position of the nails. Waney edge weatherboard and native timber lining give the huts a rustic, natural charm. The interior decor is cosy but contemporary. Soft furs and natural fibres add to the feeling of simple luxury.

The views from every window of the huts are amazing. Facing north toward the ocean, they enjoy the all-day sun. A cedar hot tub set into the deck at the front of the huts offers the perfect place to while away for a few hours. Soak in steaming hot water and gaze out at the spectacular ocean view.

FROM $340 p/n

  • Sleeps 2

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  • Eating and Drinking

    Woodpecker Hut is self-catering. Just bring your own food and drink, and cook meals using the BBQ and facilities provided in your covered, outdoor 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 is just an 8-minute drive away and Charleston is approximately 12 minutes away. Both have a small variety of cafes and restaurants to choose from.

    Supermarkets for food shopping can be found in either Westport (40-minute drive) or Greymouth (60-minute drive), so best to stock up before you arrive!

  • Things To Do

    Designed as the ultimate glamping accommodation to unplug and relax - you'll appreciate the chance to just chill out. Soak in the hot tub or curl up with a good book. 

    If you are looking for something to do - you'll find it. Nearby you'll find beautiful Safety or Woodpecker Bay - head down to check out the caves, swim and walk on the beach.

    Down the road in Punakaiki, you can take in the natural wonder of the spectacular Pancake Rocks with a short loop walk. Fox River (a short 2-minute drive north of the hut) has a scenic 2-hour bush walk up the river valley and the Pororari Riverwalk (8 minutes drive south) is a 'must do'.

    Kayaking, underwater rafting, glowworm caves and even expert stargazing are a few activities you can do in the immediate area. 

Testimonials

  • "

    A unique property in an excellent location.

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    Maurie and Kris Walters - 07 May 2024

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  • "

    The accommodation was even better than the promotional photos. If you want to get away from things, this is a perfect destination. It was great to sit in the hot tub looking at the wild ocean below after a storm.

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    - 16 Apr 2024

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  • "

    Woodpecker Hut is a truly magical place to stay - I didn't want to leave. Just perfect.

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    - 09 Apr 2024

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    Amazing place. High above the sea, like you're in another world.

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    - 01 Apr 2024

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    We really enjoyed our stay at Woodpecker Hut. Not only is the location and scenery magnificent, but the hut is superbly designed and presented.

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    - 29 Mar 2024

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    Woodpecker Hut was luxurious and at the same time had beautifully rustic elements. The hut provided an incredible contrast to our usual inner-city apartment living without compromising on creature comforts or modern amenities. We loved the hot tub with the stunning views of the Tasman Sea and coastline. Communication from Canopy Camping and the owners of Woodpecker Hut was excellent and made our stay so easy. We appreciated the hot tub pre-lighting service and the advice about where to pick up supplies due to the location. No detail was missed in the design and decor of the hut, as well as the information provided. We would love to visit again on our next trip to New Zealand. Thank you very much for providing such a wonderful experience.

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    - 18 Mar 2024

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    Such a beautiful and unique location.

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    - 12 Mar 2024

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    The location was amazing, the facilities were clean, everything we needed was already there, and the hosts were wonderful and thoughtful.

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    - 27 Feb 2024

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    By far one of, if not the best places we have ever stayed. It made for the perfect location for a proposal!

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    - 19 Feb 2024

    9 / 12

  • "

    Excellent location with amazing views. Woodpecker Hut has a charming and curated feel, perfect as a getaway for a few days.

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    - 14 Dec 2023

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  • "

    Would absolutely recommend Woodpecker Hut! We had been wanting to stay for some time and it definitely did not disappoint. The view is incredible, it’s clean and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. The hot tub is fabulous.

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    - 06 Dec 2023

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    Amazing place to relax and truly unwind. Stunning views, sunny rooms. Will definitely visit again! A big thanks to the hosts.

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    - 14 Nov 2023

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