This accommodation is inclusive of breakfast and what a breakfast it was. Substantial portions of fresh fruit, including what I would have considered as ‘out of season’ fruit, yoghurt, selections of breads for toast, jams and spreads. The presentation was exquisite, as was everything about the lodge. This truely reflects our hosts as we were made to feel most welcome and given lots of suggestions as to what to do and see of the surrounding area during our short stay.
My suggestion would be to stay at least 2 nights in order to do justice to Hokitika and the West Coast.
Fantastic place for lunch and a tour of the fabulous gardens ! This place is a hidden gem. We stopped for lunch at Kapitea Lodge on our way down the west coast of the South Island of New Zealand. The food was spectacular and the views from the outdoor patio were gorgeous. Plus the team at the lodge was very welcoming…and the home baked breads were fresh from the oven and dreamy! Be sure to spend a few minutes exploring the gorgeous gardens. The lodge does accommodate overnight guests and seems like a perfect place to enjoy some time on the journey up or down the Island.
Lovely lodge, hosted by gracious people Kapitea Lodge is a lovely place to stay in the Hokitika area. The lodge has a beautiful garden and an outdoor fireplace. The rooms have good views of the ocean and trees. Geoff and Doreen are very gracious hosts, which gave our stay a personal touch. The complimentary continental breakfast is convenient and we enjoyed talking to the other guests at the lodge at the large dining table (you can have breakfast at a different time or different table if you don’t want to socialize). They had good recommendations for dining. We drove from the Windwhistle/Mt Hutt area that day, and it was the perfect place to break our journey before driving on to Franz Josef the next day.