A beautiful and unusual building with great social spaces. Ideal for families, groups and small gatherings. A West Coast forest home away from home.
A spacious unusually shaped lodge covering 4 levels. Spacious and homely with deck including BBQ. Fully equipped kitchen with downstairs lounge including wood burner. 2 double bedrooms on the next level, leading to a beautiful sunny and spacious lounge with amazing windows and forest views. The top level is the mezzanine dorm room with 6 very comfortable mattresses. This house can sleep 10 comfortably. This is an amazing lodge to hold a workshop or retreat, or for a family gathering.
Accès des voyageurs
Check in with us at Te Nikau Retreat reception. Our character lodge has excellent facilities with all the comforts of home. Rata Lodge enjoys it’s own privacy being surrounded by sub tropical palms and forest. Wake to the dawn chorus of native birds, and at night drift off to the relaxing sound of the New Zealand bush and sea. We cater to families and independent travellers looking for a unique experience.
Rata Lodge is an ideal place to Relax, Restore and Explore. Stay with us for a short break and enjoy the famous West Coast hospitality in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. There is parking just outside the door. Our property is just a few minutes walk through the rainforest via the Truman Track to the breathtaking coastline, the West Coast is famous for.
FREE Unlimited Wifi is available in the Lodge (please ask for password at Reception).
Échanges avec les voyageurs
Te Nikau Retreat reception is open from 8.30am until 7.00pm during winter and 8.00pm in summer. We are here to check you in at Te Nikau Retreat, and welcome you to the area. There is parking directly outside Rata. Opposite reception 2 minutes walk from Rata, is our community house with laundry facilities, a small shop and home made bread and muffins baked for sale.
There are no supermarkets, shops or petrol stations in Punakaiki. The nearest for these services is Greymouth 42km south or Westport 59km north. We have a small shop for essentials and make fresh bread and sweet muffins for sale in Ruru Lodge.
Please keep the noise down after dark if you are outside the building. Please do your dishes and put everything away so it is left neat and tidy. We will do the rest!
Hi, my name is Hamish. I love living here in our remote paradise, and enjoy exploring the beaches and walks nearby. Te Nikau Retreat is an amazing place which is unique and interesting. Get back to nature and stay with us to Relax~Restore~Explore.