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
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)


Average Rating: 5
16 total reviews

Helen Hulme
Great location at start of trig walk, good for an early morning or evening stroll. Had all that was required, including a hairdryer and a great selection of cooking pots and pans. Would stay again.
Junko & Neil Smith
8 of us stayed at Fernbird Retreat for 6 nights in June. Nice private location just at the start of the Okarito Trig Walk. We were amazed how warm the house was. Well insulated, with double glazed windows. The small fire place was so efficient in heating the entire place quickly. On the sunny winter days, we didn't even need to light the fire in the evenings. Only a couple of minutes' walk to the beach, and Okarito is very quiet and safe. We'd love to come back again. Highly recommended.
Firstly a massive thank you to “Brian and Raewyn” for their wonderful hospitality. This accommodation was just perfect for ALL of the family together together from various places in NZ, It was the first visit to Okarito for some of the family, and a first big get together for a very long time. The unit we stayed in was totally suitable for our party of 8. And there were still spare beds!! The family with two young kids had the 'sleep out' which has everything necessary for a great holiday. This also allowed them plenty of space to have quiet time if needed. The units were spacious, very clean, it had everything you could possibly need for one or two people, or for a crowd. It is very well designed. The extra friendly touch was the books provided on local characters who have lived down in the town for many generations. (Very Interesting) Our only sad part was ...we didn't have enough time to do everything. The locals keep it rather quiet, it certainly is a “precious gem” 8 -10kms from the main road, hidden amongst the rain forest and bird life. A fisherman's dream (whitebait, salmon and trout) an artist canvas, so much beauty to 'click' with your camera. The beach and sunsets, bush walks ..will all call you to explore them. This accommodation was the one you need. Great rates per night as well. I would recommend the Fern Bird Retreat to anyone who wants a great relaxing holiday.
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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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