Great family unit, well equipped, immaculately clean and toasty warm winter nights. Dion and his team are welcoming and have a “can do “ attitude to hosting. It wasn’t white heron season but we will be back again to check it out
You know you're on a good thing when the guide mentions he's taking out just the two of you. To find a family business prepared to turn the key at what must be break even point, just to share their passion, is rare. Dion gave us a professional and personal experience which was a stand out of this South Island visit. We saw Kotuku (lots of them, and chicks by the dozen), Royal Spoonbills, Harriers, Paradise ducks and forest birds. Oh, and the jet boat ride was worth the entry price on its own. Thanks
This accommodation is very clean and comfortable and is in a great location. We had a small kitchen area, small dining table, settee, a good size shower and toilet area and a decked area outside with table and chairs. Very good value for money in the Franz Josef location. There is a shop/cafe across the road and a hotel which is currently closed for renovation. The nearby road is quite busy but we were not disturbed at night by traffic noise.
Excellent though basic accommodation - one large room with a queen and single bed. Great bed, huge bathroom, lacked a kitchen sink however bathroom sick plenty large enough if you're OK with that. Bring food you can microwave - no hob. Very clean and fresh look and smell, nice towels, good shower. Covered deck outside the room means you can get wet gear off outside. We had a great nights sleep without any lights shining outside the room. Stunning views.
We were looking for accommodation near Okarito and were pleased to find this motel available and at a good price (much cheaper than anywhere in Fox or Franz). Comfortable bed, good shower, large accessible bathroom though the bed was in the way to gain access to the bathroom.