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Fernbird Retreat

65 The Strand, Okarito
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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). ...

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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.

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1 May-30 Sep
$160.00/Night for 2 guests
$10.00 per extra guest
2 Night minimum
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$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.

Reviews (12 Reviews)
Judy Friend
Stayed March 2018
Awesome accommodation. Thanks Raewyn and Brian for another great stay.
Awesome accommodation. Thanks Raewyn and Brian for another great stay.
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Susan Stevenson
Stayed November 2017
The house is well equipped and very comfortable. It is excellent for a group of people. Nice location for going Kiwi watching. We enjoyed our stay. It is located at the start of the trails to the wetlands and it is close to the beach.
The house is well equipped and very comfortable. It is excellent for a group of people. Nice location for going Kiwi watching. We enjoyed our stay. It is located at the start of the trails to the wetlands and it is close to the beach.
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B&J
Stayed March 2017
Highly recommend this neat and tidy home in a very relaxing area. Will be back but next time will spend more time exploring the wet lands
Highly recommend this neat and tidy home in a very relaxing area. Will be back but next time will spend more time exploring the wet lands
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UK Swallows NZ
Stayed February 2016
Great holiday home, very well equipped. Only stayed one night but wished we had stayed longer. Thank you Wiki & John UK
Great holiday home, very well equipped. Only stayed one night but wished we had stayed longer. Thank you Wiki & John UK
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Wiki & John,
Thank you for choosing to stay in Okarito especially in Fernbird Retreat yes indeed it is a special place and we appreciate your comments that you posted on line and trust you are having safe travels in this great country.
We try to encourage visitors to stay more than one night and it is a good place to base oneself then day trip out from there to surrounding areas.
We do appreciate you taking the time to write. Thank you again.
Raewyn & Brian.
Vilas
Stayed January 2016
Awesome Place! we stayed here for just 1 night and later realized it was not enough to enjoy the place to its fullest. The house was well equipped and the owners were a pleasant couple to come across on your holiday.

It is another place... Read more
Awesome Place! we stayed here for just 1 night and later realized it was not enough to enjoy the place to its fullest. The house was well equipped and the owners were a pleasant couple to come across on your holiday.

It is another place where I would want to go back again. Must tell you that the drive from main hwy to the place is also a very lovely one, playing hide n seek with the river
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kmomma1
Stayed November 2015
What a wonderful holiday home this is. Everything you need (including super fast broadband and very comfortable beds) and in a wonderful location. We stayed four nights in Nov 2015, took in a gig at Donovan's Store (which I found on... Read more
What a wonderful holiday home this is. Everything you need (including super fast broadband and very comfortable beds) and in a wonderful location. We stayed four nights in Nov 2015, took in a gig at Donovan's Store (which I found on Facebook), walked the beach, board walk and forest, up to the trig point for incredible views, visited Franz Josef Glacier, and thoroughly enjoyed the lagoon boat trip. Some of our group were a bit paranoid about sand flies, but there only a few around, and the house has screens on every window and the front ranch slider, so no problem there at all. Everything was just right, except for wishing we'd stayed longer! Thanks so much!
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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment after your stay at Fernbird Retreat in Okarito.
We do try to provide what we feel others would like in a holiday home and totally agree with you it is a special area and plenty of things to enjoy whilst being here. To those who want the commercial aspect Franz Josef is only 20 minutes away.
Thanks again for choosing Okarito and indeed Fernbird.
I trust you had safe travels home. Raewyn & Brian.
ArnoldKohler
Stayed November 2014
Absolutely great house for family at a awesome place.
Brian & Raewyn were very nice and helpful.
Fastest broadband internet connection we ever had on our world trip.
Thank you so much!

Absolutely great house for family at a awesome place.
Brian & Raewyn were very nice and helpful.
Fastest broadband internet connection we ever had on our world trip.
Thank you so much!

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Peter
Stayed September 2013
Great break in clean, spacious, well equipped Bach. Fantastic holiday break. Recommended. We will definitely be back. Thank you.
Great break in clean, spacious, well equipped Bach. Fantastic holiday break. Recommended. We will definitely be back. Thank you.
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Thomas
Stayed March 2013
Great location, very clean and well appointed house. Lovely spacious bedrooms, clean, well equiped bathroom. One of the best rentals I've ever stayed in. Just 20 metres from the start of the DOC walks and boardwalk area over the lagoon... Read more
Great location, very clean and well appointed house. Lovely spacious bedrooms, clean, well equiped bathroom. One of the best rentals I've ever stayed in. Just 20 metres from the start of the DOC walks and boardwalk area over the lagoon. Okarito is a wonderful area of the West Coast, and this was a great break away from it all in a top notch bach. A++++ Can't wait to return to this little piece of paradise.
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Fliss & Don
Stayed October 2012
An exceptionally lovely place in exceptionally wonderful natural part of N.Z. Brilliant fun trying white baiting for the first time even in torrential rain. Thank you for lending the net. It exceeded our expectations and we look forward to... Read more
An exceptionally lovely place in exceptionally wonderful natural part of N.Z. Brilliant fun trying white baiting for the first time even in torrential rain. Thank you for lending the net. It exceeded our expectations and we look forward to coming back and experiencing this again.
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Mel, Michael, Catherine and Derek.
Stayed February 2012
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely place, so comfy and pleasant!

Recommend the walk to the Three Mile Lagoon. Saw Fernbird, Bellbird, Tomtit, White-Fronted Terns, White Heron, Kereru and enjoyed fossicking for greenstone on the... Read more
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely place, so comfy and pleasant!

Recommend the walk to the Three Mile Lagoon. Saw Fernbird, Bellbird, Tomtit, White-Fronted Terns, White Heron, Kereru and enjoyed fossicking for greenstone on the beach.

A beautiful place for a relaxing holiday!


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David Conradson
Stayed November 2011
Thank you. Great exhilarating accommodation, comfy, spacious, nice kitchen. Not just this house was beautiful but Okarito overall.

Great holiday place and home. Good resources and enough beds and accessories. Thanks for the coasters! Nice... Read more
Thank you. Great exhilarating accommodation, comfy, spacious, nice kitchen. Not just this house was beautiful but Okarito overall.

Great holiday place and home. Good resources and enough beds and accessories. Thanks for the coasters! Nice stereo and TV. Lovely view. Thanks so much. Not too pricey.

I hope we'll be back again soon. Most appreciated!
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