As well as the usual hotels and motels, Western Southland has a large number of holiday parks, backpackers and lodges. B&B’s and farmstays allow you to immerse yourself in local culture and the plethora of holiday homes available offer you a chance to have the kiwi bach experience.
Holiday Parks & Camping
2193 Riverton-Otautau Road, Otautau
This place is a magic find, there are great grassy areas underneath a huge range of mature trees and a neat set of toilets across the little creek.
6 Ferry Road, Tuatapere
Small accommodation with a quirky little art and handcraft gallery.
521 Ward Road, Colac Bay
This rustic cottage is the perfect place for a country retreat. Suitable for solo travelers or couples, and pets are welcome too!
Corner of Johnston Road & Ettrick Street, Nightcaps
This park has a flat grassed area where campervans can stay, a picnic area, a playground, and a lovely native bush walk beside the Wairio stream.
Lake Monowai Road, Monowai
One of the smaller southern glacial lakes, Lake Monowai offers awesome tramping, fishing, hunting, boating, kayaking, and family camping.
Monkey Island Road, Orepuki
Accessible by foot at low tide, a stairway leads to the top of the island where there are spectacular views. The beach is long and uncrowded.
Lodges & Retreats
3023 Blackmount-Redcliff Road, Monowai
Managed by Kai Tahu, this culturally significant site is available to whānau for hire all year round.
1 Beaumont Station Road, Ohai
Discover the ultimate high country horse riding experience. Beaumont Station is a large, fully-operating high country farm.