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Where to stay at Ōkārito

The Strand Ōkārito

Stay A While

Probably one of the things we hear most often, talking to our kayakers or whilst we’re making a coffee for visitors, is that people wish they had made time to stay longer in Ōkārito, rather than rushing though. There’s a peaceful, relaxed feel to the town that immediately makes you want to take a breath, and keep off the busy main highways …. so do it!

There’s a range of accommodation available in Okarito; most of it in distinctive baches/cribs/holiday homes (depending on where you’re from) spread throughout our small town. Everything here is in walking distance, so you can put the car down and take a bit of a break from travelling. However, being a pretty small uncommercial village, space is limited.

So, try some of these options …

Tower accommodation Ōkārito

The Tower

The Tower is a cosy, peaceful two storey … well, Tower, set back in private gardens, just behind the kayak shop.

Beautifully and tastefully set up for two people, The Tower has an ensuite upstairs bedroom with kitchenette and living/dining area downstairs. It’s a real escape from the rest of the world – especially soaking in the hidden, private outdoor bath with the stars spread across the sky above you.

Contact Edwina & Rich directly at rich.ed.monty@gmail.com to book.

Ōkārito Campground

A simple and low cost option for travellers. No booking is required; the campground is run by the local community association, with all revenue going back into community projects and services that visitors often use, like the town water supply or maintenance of public spaces, the tennis court or the historic Donovan’s Store.

The camp site has space for caravans and campervans, a grassy tent site, coin-operated hot showers and a covered shelter for cooking, and is just a one minute walk from the stunning beach.

Ōkārito wharf shed at sunset

Baches, cribs, holiday homes

There are a selection of unique self-catering holiday homes available for nightly rent in Ōkārito – the best place to look is AirBnB or HolidayHousesNZ for live availabilty. We really like our mate Yok’s House for families, Tigh Na Mara for it’s cosy character or Tui Cottage for a bit of luxury.