Please note: Vaccination passports will be required for all bookings once the Traffic Light System starts sometime in December. Please only proceed with a booking if you, and everyone in your party that the booking is for, agree to provide proof of vaccination (12 years and over). Proof of vaccination will be asked for when checking in, and those unable to provide a vaccination passport will be turned away-so please only proceed if you're happy with this requirement. We understand this is a sensitive issue, and respect everyone's point of view, but our business is only able to operate if we abide by this government regulation. Thank you for your understanding.
The Rata lodge is situated on an elevated site overlooking the tidal estuary and river meeting the Tasman Sea. The decks off each bedroom offer a great site to watch the famous West Coast sunsets and twilights. The spacious, equipped, shared kitchen and dining room with fireplace, face a backdrop of native forest clad hillside.
This pleasant retreat is ideal for individuals, families and larger groups, sleeping up to twenty-seven.
Our one-thousand acre property is set in surroundings where Aotearoa is as it used to be lush, unspoiled and natural. A slice of paradise. Gentle Annie is an ideal place to get off the beaten track to experience New Zealand's untamed wilderness and truly appreciate the South Island\u2019s West Coast. Bounded by the Tasman Sea, the mighty Mokihinui River and beautiful ancient bush, our seaside accommodation is a peaceful place to relax and enjoy time away from the busy life and provides a great base to explore our stunning region.
Centrally located in the Northern West Coast, Gentle Annie is near places of interest where day trips will get you north to the magnificent Oparara Limestone Arches, the Kahurangi National Park, the Heaphy Track and south to the Chasm Creek and Charming Creek Walkways, Punakaiki Pancake Rocks, the Denniston Plateau and the Cape Foulwind Seal Colony. We are on the doorstep of the new Old Ghost Road mountain-biking track in Seddonville!
In any season, enjoy time at Gentle Annie. It will nourish your soul and awaken your senses.
Linen is not provided, nor available to hire for guests of the Rata Lodge. Guests must bring their own sheets, towels, pillowcases and duvets, or sleeping bags