Fernbird Retreat

65 The Strand, Okarito
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Fernbird Retreat provides great family accommodation to explore Okarito. Situated near the trig track board walk overlooking the surrounding wetlands, with everything provided for a relaxing stay. Free VDSL2 WiFi is included. A sleepout is available as an extra that has one double and three single beds, toilet and shower and is not available separately (please indicate if required on enquiry). Fernbird Retreat would suit larger families, small groups etc. Okarito is a quiet village known for its peaceful ambiance. Being off the beaten track, Okarito is an experience only for those who seek it. A very special place, with characteristics such as; its peaceful quality, the wild coastline, mountain views, lagoon, white herons and kiwi, with forest backdrops. They contrast and complement the glacial and commercial focus of township. Restaurants, grocery, fuel etc. are available 20 minutes away in the township of Franz Josef Glacier. Okarito and the West Coast as a whole offers an unparalleled convergence of natural environments combined with a casual lifestyle.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet outside only
Linen provided
Smoking outside only
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Fire place
High Chair
Accessible Bathroom
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Extra Toilet
Fire wood supplied
Laundry Tub
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

2 Queen(s), 1 Double(s), 5 Single(s), 1 Sofa bed(s), 1 Fold out bed(s)

Special Amenities

Double made up in Bedroom 3 on request. Fold out single bed available on request. 1 Double and 3 Single beds are in the sleep out. Free VDSL2 Wifi. High Chair on request. Cot on request. Fire Gard on request. All Linen is provided and laundered at no extra charge. BBQ on prior request. Cell phone coverage 4G.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

In South Westland the dense native bush which typifies the West Coast abuts the towering snow-covered Southern Alps whose presence dominates everything below. The Okarito Lagoon, located on the shores of the Tasman Sea is the largest unmodified wetland in New Zealand. The entire region surrounding Okarito is permanently protected by Westland National Park and Kiwi Sanctuary. Local activities include coastal and bush walks, kayaking, fishing, white baiting, kiwi tours, and boat tours on Okarito Lagoon. In Franz Josef, flights, glacier walks and hotpools. No shops in Okarito. Shops, Restaurants, Service Station in Franz Josef.


Average Rating: 5
38 total reviews

Silke Templeton
We had a lovely couple of days in Okarito. The house is comfortable and convenient placed within the small village. Thank you.
Brooke King
Such a great location for kids, plenty of room. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. House was super warm and well equipped. Can’t wait to come back! Thanks again Brian and Raewyn!
Andrew Kulha
Great stay for our two young families. Loved that it was close to the highway but remote too. Kids had a great time running on the beach and on the kayak tour of the lagoon.
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
1 May - 30 Sep $160 / Night for 2 guests$102 Nights
Rest of year$180 / Night for 2 guests$102 Nights
1 May - 30 Sep
$160 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $10Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$180 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $10Min. stay: 2 Nights
$180 per night for two people
(Discounted to $160 per night for five nights or more)
$10 each extra person per night

Off season May through September
$160 per night for two people
(Discounted to $140 per night for five nights or more)
$10 each extra person per night

Sleepout available as an addition to Fernbird Retreat on request, $50 per night extra (not available separately). $10 each person per night.


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