We originally booked a double in the hostel but upgraded at arrival to the motel. The hostel seemed perfectly fine but there are no ensuites and for not much more we stayed in a spacious room with TV and private bath.We stayed for 2 nights but more would have been better. Do not miss the drive to Jackson Bay and the many stops along the way. Stop for several beach walks, in a nature preserve estuary with a signed board walk and learn about white bait fishing.Eat at the shack restaurant at Jackson Bay for a fresh fish lunch. There is a small shopping area nearby in Haast with 3 shops and a very knowledgable and gracious owner and a 15 year old super friendly and young at heart dog. One of the shops has a small library of inexpensive new and used books and great NZ honey confections for sale. This is an area that should not be missed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideal stop over located halfway between the Glaciers and Queenstown. We offer quality accommodation for every budget. Our range consist of self-contained studio rooms, buget double, twin, dorms rooms all with shared facilities, powered van site and tent sites. We are an easy walk from iconic Hard Antler Bar and Restaurant and shops. Activities in the area consist of River Safaries on either the Waiatoto or the Haast, helicopter flights, bush and beach walks, scenic Jackson Bay. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Haast Lodge Budget Rooms & Motor Park New Zealand/South Island