We initially planed to stay in Okarito beach house for one night and ended up staying two (I wish we had stayed longer). It's perfect location if you are heading to glaciers but looking for quiet place to stay. We stayed at the Summit lodge - awesome house with very well equipped kitchen and an amazing dining table. There is no shop in Okarito, so we brought your food.
Laura suggested kayaks in Okarito lagoon and it was a very nice experience (especially if you like birds). It felt really homie. There was a hammock at the entrance to the lodge - nice touch and very comfy for gazing at the stars at night.
I would definitely advise this place to those looking for a quiet place close to nature.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Okarito Beach House is a real haven, away from the main tourist trail. It is situated within a stone's throw of dramatic West Coast beaches, close to the glacier township of Franz Josef.We have two lodges available, each with three en suite double or twin rooms and one private self contained chalet. Linen and bathroom amenities are included and WIFI internet and laundry is available to all guests for free. There is no shop in the village so be sure to bring food so you can make use of our fully equipped kitchens. ... more less