West Coast Scenic Waterways

West Coast Scenic Waterways

West Coast Scenic Waterways
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
About
We are an eco-tourism business providing accommodation, wholesome food, eco cruises and freedom kayak hire on one of New Zealand's most highly valued wetlands. We provide bike hire to cycle a spectacular section on the west coast wilderness trail, and hire out our wonderful Hot Tubs. We aim to enrich our clients' appreciation of our natural surroundings, it's unique biodiversity, and provide them a setting to relax, recharge, and restore before returning to their daily pressures of life. We are located 4km south of Hokitika, in the stunning wilderness of the West Coast.
Hokitika, New Zealand

Awards
Travelers' Choice
2023

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Coastal38047927842
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
5 stars and some. Amazing faculties and hosts who pay attention to every detail. Beds/Accommodation, food and local knowledge gave us an extraordinary stay. Really enjoyed the layout which suited our 2 families of 5 with opportunity to come together over meals and downtime.

Easy come back again answer to the question.
Written April 2, 2024
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Sha2016
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Scenic Waterways is a truly superb experience on the West Coast with very comfortable accommodation, great kiwi hospitality & a very memorable boat trip on their special land. Cindy & Gavin have created a real legacy and clearly have enormous connection with this special
place. We were a group of 5 doing the West Coast Wilderness Trail, enjoyed some chats about their homelands in Africa & highly recommend you add this to your plans.
Written February 29, 2024
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Hi team! 🤗 We really appreciate you taking the time to write this lovely review and for supporting us 🤍 Take care of yourselves....Gavin and Cindy Hopper.
Written March 4, 2024
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traceywhitecliffebur
New Zealand3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We went on the fabulous boat ride and stayed with Gavin and Cindy for two nights with our two friends as part of the Kiwi Journey’s cycle ride.
Gavin and Cindy are superb hosts! Gavin has a huge amount of local knowledge and gave us fascinating in depth detail on our boat ride. The food we had was beautiful, served in the welcoming, beautiful dining room. Very generous portions for dinner and fabulous breakfasts in the morning to set you up for the day. This stay was a stand out as part of our bike tour! Both Nigel and I totally recommend Gavin and Cindy and their awesome business! Many thanks to you both
Written February 21, 2024
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Legends! You made our day and make it all worth the effort! So appreciated! ❤️ Look after yourselves....Gavin and Cindy Hopper.
Written March 4, 2024
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Goldfish
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
A beautiful kayak trip that flows into Lake Mahinapua. As an extra bonus, we were rewarded with the sight of 2 white herons sitting just a few metres from our kayak. What an experience! Cindy & Gavin are lovely people. I hope to see them again some day.
Written December 20, 2023
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Thankyou 🤗 Look after yourselves....Gavin and Cindy Hopper.
Written January 11, 2024
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Mischale C
Christchurch, New Zealand125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
I can only re-iterate what others have said. This is my 2nd time staying here - the previous was 5 yrs ago. The property continues to be enhanced. Cindy and Gavin remain perfect hosts - cant fault them and really, the reason I returned. That said the accomodation is so good - clean, extra little touches for your comfort and enjoyment. Cindy had no problem supplying a lovely plant based breakfast for me (and all that just prior to a flight out for her overseas trip at 9am). Don't hesitate to stay, you won't be disappointed - Cindy and Gavin wouldn't allow that. Im looking forward to staying again already and hope it will be well before 5 yrs time! Looking forward to refreshments in the converted bus at the bottom of the drive for trail riders and others next visit!
Written September 18, 2023
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Thankyou Mischale ...you're such a gem! It was a delight to have you stay again and be able to catch up. Look forward to that next visit! 🤗 Look after yourself....Gavin and Cindy Hopper.
Written September 27, 2023
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Lena R
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Clean and spacious room with all the amenities we need. The host and hostess are very welcome and Gavin was very funny and had heaps of information of the waterway. The dinner was excellent. We were given a very good lunch. Much appreciated. I would definitely recommend that hotel especially the boat ride. Make sure you iphone is well charged. The view was breathtaking!
Written May 1, 2023
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Wonderful! 💙 Thankyou SO much for staying with us....SO appreciated! Look after yourself....Gavin and Cindy.
Written June 27, 2023
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jennifercoleman01@hotmail.com
Melbourne, Australia26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
We stayed two nights at Scenic Waterways as part of our Kiwi Journey’s cycle ride on the West Coast Wilderness Trail. I would recommend this accommodation to anyone regardless of whether they’re taking a cycle tour. Cindy and Gavan were perfect hosts and they provided us with one half of a well appointed and comfortable cabin on their property. We were also provided with a lovely home cooked dinner followed by breakfast all served in their lovely guest dining/living area. The first evening we were there, the weather was perfect for the sunset cruise on the waterways. This was included in our package. Gavin’s knowledge of the area was outstanding. We all loved our two night stay here.
Written April 15, 2023
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YOU are such a gem Commutergirl01 ;):) So appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review and so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us! 💛 Many thanks and take care....Gavin and Cindy.
Written June 27, 2023
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Don W
Auckland, New Zealand8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
As part of our Westcoast Wilderness Cycle Trail we - party of 10 - stayed 2 nights at this beautiful place. The cabins were A1 and our hosts - Cindy and Gavin - could not have been nicer and more welcoming. The dinners were just superb. We would like to come back again - please!
Written March 28, 2023
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Yes Don....please all come back again! Was awesome to host you and your awesome team! 👌 🚴‍♂️🚴‍♀️ So appreciated! Legends! Look after yourselves....Gavin and Cindy.
Written June 27, 2023
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Jenny J
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Beautiful accommodation- incredible hosts- wonderful food- river cruise amazing - Cindy and Gavin 10 stars for your hosting
Wouldn’t stay anywhere else - base yourself here when you are doing the Hokitika leg of the Wilderness trail - didn’t want to leave .
Will be back
Written March 16, 2023
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So touched Jenny! 🤗 You make it all worth it! Thank you SO much for taking the time to leave this generous review....so appreciated! 💚💙 Take care of yourself....Gavin and Cindy.
Written June 27, 2023
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Marise S
Hamilton, New Zealand24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
What a treat to stay at Scenic Waterways as part of our Kiwi Journey cycle experience
Cindy and Gavin are hospitality super stars!
They have created the most relaxing, homely atmosphere. The accomodation is spotlessly clean and beautiful
The meals they provided were absolutely amazing. From a delicious hearty breakfast, to a generous packed lunch followed by a scrumptious dinner
Loved our kayak down the river, soak in the hot tub and relaxing on our sunny deck
Clearly a couple loving what they are doing and absolutely nailing it x
Thank you so much for our incredible stay
Written March 8, 2023
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How do we ever thank you enough Marise for such a generous review! It means so much to us that your stay was so enjoyable 💚💙 Look after yourself....Gavin and Cindy.
Written May 5, 2023
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