Hurunui Jacks
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Hurunui Jacks

693 Lake Kaniere Road, Hokitika 7881 New Zealand
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#1 of 7 campsites in Hokitika
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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Part of the Canopy Camping Escapes network of glamping sites around New Zealand, Hurunui Jacks is situated on the West Coast of the South Island, just 12 kms from the centre of Hokitika. Surrounded by National Park - it's 30 acres of peace and tranquility. Your luxury canvas tent sleeps up to 4 people, and rests on a private spot on the banks of the Kaniere River, nestled amongst ancient forest.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Non-smoking hotel
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HOTEL STYLE
Hidden Gem
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693 Lake Kaniere Road, Hokitika 7881 New Zealand
42Reviews1Q+A8Room tips

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annav wrote a review May 2020
Christchurch8 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wendy and Fletch were so welcoming and we felt like we were on holiday straight away. The nest is so cosy and all the extra touches make it very special. Marshmallows to toast over your outdoor fire looking over one of their little lakes, an outdoor bath under the stars, home baking on arrival and amazing coffee (roasted onsite by Wendy!) and even a loaf of hot fresh bread to wake you up in the morning, what more could you ask for! Definitely bike to Kaniere Lake up the Wilderness trail, it's so beautiful and an awesome slice of West Coast history. Hurunui Jacks is a wonderful spot and you will not regret visiting this place, in fact, you won't want to leave! Thanks, Wendy and Fletch, we will be back!
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Date of stay: May 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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ACNGD wrote a review Oct 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand117 contributions11 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Not quite up for camping? Then try glamping! Surrounded by nature, in a tent with a bed, beautifully layered with a number of blankets as soft as clouds! There’s a table and chairs and a sofa AND a log burner! There’s also a bath - outside! You’re next to a river and surrounded by trees, it’s a calm oasis away from the hustle of day to day living. The hosts, Wendy & Fletch are most welcoming, always nearby if you need anything. We went hiking, biking, napping....we explored the nearby adventures - glow worms, tree top walks and the gorge to name a few! 3 nights was just enough to switch off and unwind. Also, Wendy roasts coffee onsite! Quite honestly the best coffee I’ve ever tasted! I’ve since gone online and bought a bag so make sure you buy before you leave! We would LOVE to return next year and highly recommend a visit!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ShirishParanjape wrote a review Nov 2022
Christchurch, New Zealand1,280 contribution166 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our very first experience of ‘glamping’ or glamour camping, and what a wonderful experience it was, thanks to all the efforts and care by Wendy and Fletch.

To live without electricity and cellphone or wifi coverage was special.

The breakfast hamper was superb and generous. The fireplace certainly adds to the charm and was a highlight.

The actual tent was much bigger and better than I had imagined it to be. The kitchen is good. The water pressure in the shower is excellent.

The outdoor bath is very nice. But it was not ‘shower under the stars, due to continuous rain.

Huge nice umbrellas and gumboots are provided for guests’ use. There are many other special touches, which I will let you explore yourself.

Although there is no electricity and cell phone coverage and the place is set in the bush, it is just 15 minutes drive to Hokitika town.

I would highly recommend this experience to any couple.
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Piltcher wrote a review Jan 2021
Christchurch4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wendy and Fletch are great hosts. They have the Nest kitted out with everything you need. Wendy also makes delicious bread, coffee and treats. AMAZING!!!
We made use of the fire pit to roast marshmallows and soaked in the outdoor bath. A great place to recharge surrounded by beautiful scenery. We highly recommend this as a place to stay. THANK YOU!!!
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Date of stay: January 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Himani M wrote a review Jan 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was all together an amazing experience . We throughly enjoyed our relaxed stay. Wendy and fletch are wonderful host who goes extra and beyond to help their guests. Every thi g is well planned to make the experience surreal
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tony W wrote a review Mar 2016
Margate, United Kingdom54 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are biking from Cowboy Paradise, Hurunui Jacks is an essential stop for coffee or more. Maureen the host will give you a warm welcome and lots of very good hot coffee. Ideally located to ease your journey.
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Date of stay: March 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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CC_N_AU wrote a review Feb 2016
Tasmania, Australia202 contributions54 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We really enjoyed our stay here. Communication with the hosts was good prior to our arrival. The cabin was quaint and stocked with essentials. The homemade yogurt and jams were super tasty and a nice touch. Nature abounded outside. Unfortunate we were just staying overnight and didn't get to enjoy the surrounding area. The gnats were pretty fierce so be sure to bring repellant. Adding some screens in the windows would be nice so you could enjoy the night air. Overall a great stay.
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Date of stay: February 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Emma_Cook13 wrote a review Jan 2016
Mackay, Australia3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at Hurunui Jacks, in The Nest, while I was visiting Greymouth and Hokitika during a business trip. I highly recommend Hurunui Jacks for a quiet and relaxing getaway, still there is plenty to see and do if that's what you want. It was good to relax in NZ paradise, an escape from the hustle and bustle. John and Maureen were very friendly and approachable hosts,I like the attention to detail they have made, ensuring a very comfortable stay. The home cooking was unbelievable. I miss Denis the dog and Jack the cat and am looking forward to coming back again very soon! Thank you for a memorable stay, see you again soon!
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Date of stay: December 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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mooseandbok2006 wrote a review Dec 2015
Christchurch, New Zealand1,649 contribution177 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in ‘The Nest’ for three nights over the Christmas weekend and loved every minute. John and Maureen are wonderful hosts, full of knowledge and advice and always happy to have a chat. The little bach was just perfect, clean and tidy with a very comfortable bed. They really have thought of everything – board games, books and gumboots for a rainy day, candles for the outside bath, insect repellent for the mozzies and fresh eggs from the chooks for your arrival, along with homemade jam, orange juice, organic milk and vogels bread. The bath and shower are amazing and one of my favourite memories of the weekend. There’s nothing like relaxing outside at the end of the day and being surrounded by nature and birdsong, just so peaceful. There’s a little lake on the property and you are more than welcome to walk along to the water’s edge and feed the trout and eels in the water. The accommodation is right next to the West Coast Wilderness trail so perfect for getting on a bike (provided free by John and Maureen) and exploring. ‘The Nest’ is one of the best places we have ever stayed and we can’t wait to come back!
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Date of stay: December 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Herbie15 wrote a review Sept 2015
422 contributions152 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked two nights in after seeing it in the Avenues magazine. One of the best decisions we made. Our hosts were very welcoming, making us feel at home as well as giving us out privacy. Once lodged in the accommodation we felt like we were the only people there. No cellphone coverage which was perfect. Very romantic and a great way to spend a weekend. Check out Hokitika gorge while you're there. Will be recommending it to all our friends and booking in again soon. Thank you.
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Date of stay: September 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Only one room, open the tent flaps in the morning and soak up the views
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Hokitika16 contributions9 helpful votes
Hi there, Tripadvisor is still asking me to respond to you? Posted the above...let me know if you need any more info. Cheers, Maureen.
Herbie15 wrote a tip Sept 2015
422 contributions152 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Only one room, open the tent flaps in the morning and soak up the views"
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Ghostviking wrote a tip Sept 2015
Norway177 contributions56 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Only one......."
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BJM2013 wrote a tip Apr 2015
Queenstown, New Zealand9 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring bug repellant"
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MissBossyBoots wrote a tip Mar 2015
Queenstown, New Zealand274 contributions134 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We loved 'The Nest' but the tent looks fabulous."
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John H wrote a tip Jan 2015
Frankston, Australia10 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The rolling river outside the front door can be helpful to find peaceful sleep."
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2
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Which popular attractions are close to Hurunui Jacks?
Nearby attractions include Lake Kaniere Scenic Reserve (6.0 km).
Is parking available at Hurunui Jacks?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
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