After driving from Franz Joseph in the rain, we pulled up to Brackish Beach to an open door, a warm welcome from Paul, and an inviting glass of wine. We knew we had come to the right place!
Our lovely room, with a king size bed and spotless (private) modern bathroom opened up to beautiful gardens, which overlook the beach, the Tasman Sea, and the river which runs to it. The rest of our family had equally lovely rooms.
The house, spacious and nicely appointed, is in an idyllic setting, with traks and beach to explore, sheep to meet and greet, and outdoor activities to partake in, and yet just off the main road. Paul and TJ are the most wonderful hosts, and are ready to to make your stay special.
TJ is a world class chef, and we were so glad we had dinner at Brackish Beach! For 7 diners, there were an amazing amount of options, including 2 different, creative and delicious vegetarian entrées for our daughter and son and law. The duck was fabulous and white bait (caught by Paul that afternoon) was made 2 ways and incredible. Dessert was out of this world.
We were very sorry we had to leave after Paul’s healthy & delicious breakfast to make our way to Christchurch Airport. We would have loved to have been able to spend more time here, fishing, and exploring Hokitika.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking