Solscape Eco Retreat
611 Wainui Road
www.solscape.co.nz Phone: 07 825 8268
Unusual accommodation at Solscape Eco Retreat includes earth domes, tipis (seasonal) and cabooses. Solscape is an eco conscious property located 6km from Raglan but walking distance to the beach. If you're keen to learn to surf check out the inhouse surf school - SolSurfer. Accommodation rates suit those on a backpacker budget and beyond.
Mount Tutu Eco-Sanctuary
1190 Ohauiti Road, RD 3 (18kms from Tauranga i-SITE)
Phone: 07 5443 481
Stay in a bush whare, feed unique sheep and see native birds at Mount Tutu Eco-Sanctuary. (Note that bookings must be prearranged by email or phone, the sanctuary and glow worm tours are exclusively for guests).
http://www.hairyhobbitcottage.co.nz/ Phone: 021 2368524
Nestled in the Brooklyn Valley hills overlooking Tasman Bay, Hairy Hobbit Eco Cottage is modern and self-contained. The cottage offers a peaceful retreat in 70 acres of native bush, bursting with birdlife and with fantastic views over the bay. The cottage lies between Motueka and the beaches of Kaiteriteri. Ideal for day trips to Nelson or Golden Bay or to visit the huge scenery of the Abel Tasman, Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes National Parks. Read and see more...
Golden Bay Hideaway
220 McShane Road, Wainui Bay
Phone: 03 525 7184
Golden Bay Hideaway has four accommodation options - a restored house truck set in a private bush location with an outdoor bath; two environmentally conscious houses - Little Greenie and Kiwi Greenie; and the Hippie House which was started by some of the original 'Hippies' in Golden Bay and has been completed and restored. House truck stay from $150 per night, discounts for longer stays.
Beaconstone Eco Lodge
17kms south of Westport on State Highway 6
Phone: 027 431 0491
The development of Beaconstone Eco Lodge has been a labour of love and it will be appreciated by those who like their accommodation to have a minimal impact on the environment. The property is solar powered, has composting toilets (loos with views) and rainfall is the water supply. From $27 per night. *Beaconstone is open from August - April.*
Refurbished Historic Guards Van
Phone: 021 174 5333
Experience your slice of heaven. Set on a hill in Moana overlooking Lake Brunner we have a special and unique Bed and Breakfast. Relax and unwind in the recently refurbished historic guards van carriage. The carriage is stocked with everything you could need for a comfortable night's stay.
The guards van is eco friendly and runs solely on solar power. It is equipped with a luxury queen size bed, bar fridge, underfloor heating, and an RV style kitchen and bathroom. There is a private deck and bbq area. Adjacent to the carriage is a conservatory that can be open to the beautiful fresh air or enclosed by heavy duty plastic walls. Read and see more...