Cape Foulwind Accommodation Westport NZ

Getaway Package for Two – Escape to the Cape!

Come and relax and enjoy total tranquility in beautiful surroundings.  Omau Settlers Lodge brings you a fantastic package deal for two, so you can make the most of your time at stunning Cape Foulwind, a hidden gem on the West Coast, New Zealand. This accommodation, meal & activity package includes: TWO nights accommodation at Omau…

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Visit The Pounamu Man – New Zealand Greenstone

Greenstone and New Zealand jade are both names for the hard, durable highly valued green stone, traditionally used by New Zealand Māori for making tools, weapons and jewellery. Pounamu is its traditional Māori name. Getting There If you’re traveling South from Cape Foulwind, I recommend a stop at The Pounamu Man in Charleston, a leisurely…

Leeann Hill Massage Healthwise Naturopathy

Healthwise Naturopathy & Massage Therapist

We are extremely lucky to have Leeann Hill, Healthwise Naturopathy & Massage Therapist, in residence at Cape Foulwind. Getting There Bookings are essential – and Leeann’s tranquil location is only a 2-minute drive from Omau Settlers Lodge and less than one kilometre from Tauranga Bay & popular Cape Foulwind Seal Colony. If you feel like…

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West Coast Surf – Surfing New Zealand

West Coast Surf is based at Tauranga Bay, Cape Foulwind. So if Surfing New Zealand is on your bucket list, this is an ideal activity for you. The beach provides beginners with a safe & invigorating environment to learn in, as well as some world-class waves for the more experienced surfer. West Coast Surf offers…

Charming Creek Walkway West Coast NZ

Charming Creek Walkway West Coast NZ

Charming Creek Walkway West Coast NZ is just North of Westport is suitable for both walkers and mountain bike users. The entire trail, starting at Hector and finishing at Seddonville, is 19km long. It’s also suitable for running and is a Grade 3 Mountain Bike track. Getting There Charming Creek Walkway is located 35-40 minutes…

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New Zealand Cave Glow Worms & Rafting Charleston

Perhaps you missed a visit to Waitomo Caves in the North Island. Never fear, New Zealand Cave Glow Worms can be found on the West Coast as well. Underworld Adventures in Charleston offers a world-class glow-worm and cave rafting experience, which are equal to if not better than our counterparts in the North. Getting There…

Tommy Knockers Granity Westport Restaurants NZ

Tommy Knockers

Tommy Knockers is a cafe/restaurant in the center of Granity. It’s open from 11am daily all year round and its the perfect place for lunch or a snack after exploring the area. Granity is a little settlement about thirty minutes North of Cape Foulwind. It originally earned its name by gold prospectors, who referenced the…

Portside Bistro Westport Restaurants NZ

Portside Bistro & Bar

Portside Bistro & Bar is an extremely popular restaurant in the heart of Westport; well-supported by locals and visitors alike. It is owned by Matt and Emma, who are passionate about food and have over 30 years experience in the hospitality industry.

Star Tavern Cape Foulwind Westport Restaurants NZ

Star Tavern

“Arrive as strangers, leave as friends” Known as New Zealand’s closest pub to Australia, the Star Tavern at Cape Foulwind is the epitome of your friendly rural tavern.  Dishing up a warm welcome, along with generously proportioned grub in its old-fashioned dining room, pool table, table tennis, jukebox and garden bar, it’s no wonder that…

Old Ghost Road MTB Cycle Trail Tramping West Coast NZ

Old Ghost Road Cycle Trail

The Old Ghost Road is a rugged mountain biking and tramping trail which connects the old dray road in the Lyell (Upper Buller Gorge) to the Mokihinui River in the north.  Not for the faint hearted, it traverses majestic native forest, open tussock tops, river flats and forgotten valleys. A long-forgotten gold miners’ road, the…

Cape Foulwind Accommodation Westport New Zealand

Welcome to our Blog

Greetings from The Cape! In 2016, we decided to embark on a complete change of direction, career and a new adventure. As a result we packed our bags and sold our Hamilton home, giving up the security of full time jobs, to purchase a boutique motel, Omau Settlers Lodge on the West Coast. So far we’ve enjoyed…

Things to see and do Westport New Zealand

Popular Walks, Cycle Trails & Activities in Buller

Westport is the largest service township in the Buller District. It’s often described as the wilderness gateway to the region, with access to an amazing range of outdoor activities and experiences. There’s an eclectic mix of retail shops, craft galleries and food & beverage outlets in the township. Westport also boasts a museum, a theatre…

Eat & Drink Westport Restaurants NZ

Nearby Places to Eat & Drink

A few of our favourite places to eat at the Cape, nearby Westport township and beyond; Cape Foulwind Walk to neighbouring Star Tavern (dine in or takeaway) Carters Beach (5 minutes drive) Donaldo’s Cafe & Restaurant (dine in or takeaway) Westport (10 minutes drive to town) Denniston Dog Portside Bistro & Bar Johnny’s Restaurant The Copper Pot (dine…