Woodpecker Hut is set on a coastal cliff top property on the famous Great Coast Highway, half way between Greymouth and Westport and just a seven minute drive from Punakaiki
Woodpecker Hut is set on a coastal cliff top property on the famous Great Coast Highway, half way between Greymouth and Westport and just a seven minute drive from Punakaiki (site of the ‘Pancake Rocks’). It is 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 all day sun. A cedar hot tub set into the deck at the front of the huts offers the perfect place to while away a few hours. Soak in steaming hot water and gaze out at the spectacular ocean view.
Eating & 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 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 River walk (8 minutes drive south) is a ‘must do’.
Kayaking, underwater rafting, glow-worm caves and even expert stargazing are all just some of the things to do in the immediate area.