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Riverstone is situated on a semi rural lifestyle block on the banks of the Taramakau River, halfway between Greymouth and Hokitika with a stunning view of the river and historic rail bridge.
The guest wing has 6 crisp and clean bedrooms perfectly suited for families and larger groups. 
Access to The West Coast Wilderness Trail is just across the road, as is a walk through native forest. 
River access is a 1 minute walk out the back door and the beach is a 20 minute walk. 


Sea-run Salmon can be caught in the river in late summer and early autumn, Flounder, Brown and the occasional Rainbow Trout year round.
Our world famous Whitebait season runs from September to November.


Not only do we have the best natural, untamed beauty in New Zealand, we also have the darkest and clearest night skies on the planet, perfect for star gazing or as a base if you are a photographer/outdoor enthusiast wanting to explore our vast region.


Attractions in easy driving distance to the north include;

Lake Brunner, The Great Coast Road, Motukiekie RocksThe Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki, Fox River, Charleston and Reefton

To the south;

Hokitika beach town, Lake Mahinapua, Hokitika Gorge, The Tree Top Walkway and Cafe, Lake Kaniere, and the township of Ross

To the east;

The historic gold mining town of Kumara, the Kapitea Reservoir, Goldsborough, Arthurs Pass National Park and Castle Hill

The House

With over 100 years of history, our home has has changed dramatically over the years, originally a country hotel called The Tramway Tavern which fed and watered travellers since the late 1800’s. 
After taking over the property in 2006 we renovated extensively and ran as a cafe bar/wedding venue before renovating yet again in 2018, tidying up the old bedrooms and storerooms to what you see today. 

Our bedrooms offer top of the line beds, quality cotton sheets, french flax linen duvets, feather and down duvet inners and luxurious pillows. 

Your group will share a bathroom block with 3 separate and private, high pressure showers with unlimited hot water, a toilet off the bedroom wing, plus another 3 toilets off the lounge. 
Please note that there are no en-suites. 

We have a large chefs kitchen with a 5 burner induction top oven, well suited for bigger groups with all the essentials you’ll need and more, with plenty of bench and storage space. 

What was once the restaurant is now a spacious open plan lounge and dining area which leads to a massive deck with a stunning view of the Taramakau River.
There is a BBQ on the deck with gas provided along with plenty of seating for outdoor dining. 

The whole house is double glazed and fully insulated which not only keeps it warm in the cooler months, it also eliminates road noise. 
The heat pumps in both the lounge and the bedroom hallway can be used for both heating and cooling, making the entire house cosy and warm in the cooler months or cool and comfortable in summer. All bedrooms will also have individual heaters available in the winter. 


The Guest Wing

We've spared no expense on providing you the best night sleep possible. Our top of the line beds are made up with French linen and down duvets, luxurious pillows, pure cotton sheets and NZ wool blankets in the cooler months.

You will also find a laundry room and bathroom block you will share with your group in the guest wing, with all the essentials.


  • Free High Speed Wireless Internet

  • Netflix

  • Self Serve Continental Breakfast Supplies

  • Kitchen Essentials 

  • Gas BBQ 

  • Laundry room and essentials 

  • Bathroom essentials       

other things to note

  • You will be the only guests on site during your stay 

  • Please keep in mind we are not situated in a town. We are halfway between Greymouth and Hokitika. 

  • We have 2 heat pumps in the building, one in the dining/lounge room and another in the bedroom hallway to keep the house toasty and warm in winter. 

  • As you can see on the map, we are near the main road but our house is double glazed and insulated, so road noise isn’t an issue.

  • This is hosted accommodation and we also live in the house in a completely private and separate area.

  • We may meet you personally on arrival but you will also receive instructions and a code for the lockbox for self check in. We will most likely be home for the duration of your stay but our living space is completely separate from the guest area.

  • Your privacy is guaranteed and you can choose to be as private or social as you like

  • You may hear the pitter-patter of little feet from time to time as we have 2 little ones with far too much energy!

your host

Being a West Coaster born and bred, I love this stunning region & the amazing lifestyle it allows. I’m normally always on hand if you need any help or advice, or if you’d just like to meet up and chat.
With a background in hospitality & having travelled a fair amount, I know what’s important to the discerning guest and strive to provide a comfortable, friendly and easy stay.



I hope to see you soon on the beautiful West Coast


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