Heal Your Mind Body and soul with a summer getaway

How to heal your mind body and soul with a summer getaway

a summer getaway is the perfect time to heal your mind body and soul; allowing you to head into the New Year with your batteries recharged and a renewed sense of purpose.

January 4, 2019 16
Denniston Dog Westport NZ

Denniston Dog Restaurant & Bar

Denniston Dog Restaurant & Bar, is a popular and well known family friendly restaurant and bar in the heart of Westport.

October 23, 2018 0
Punakaiki Pancake Rocks Dolomite Point

Punakaiki Pancake Rocks New Zealand South Island

Explore Punakaiki Pancake Rocks  Punakaiki is a small community between Westport and Greymouth and is home of well known Pancake Rocks in New Zealand’s South Island.

June 20, 2018 0

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…
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July 25, 2017 8
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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July 23, 2017 0
west coast surf nz westport surfing lessons

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…
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July 23, 2017 4
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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July 10, 2017 0
underworld adventures cave rafting and caving west coast nz

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…
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July 10, 2017 6
Punakaiki West Coast New Zealand

Welcome to Buller District West Coast New Zealand

If you are considering a trip to New Zealand, add the Buller District West Coast New Zealand to your itinerary. Read on to discover more and view a short video clip about the region,  courtesy of Tourism West Coast. Where is Buller? The West Coast West Coast is split into three districts, Buller, Grey and…
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July 10, 2017 4
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.

July 9, 2017 6
Denniston Plateau West Coast New Zealand

Learn History of Coal Mining in New Zealand at Denniston

If you’re ever in Westport, a visit to the Denniston incline should be top of your list. Immerse yourself in the history of coal mining in New Zealand at this abandoned coal mining settlement, and get a sense of how life would have been for those who lived ‘on the hill.’ Getting There The Denniston…
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July 2, 2017 0
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…
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June 15, 2017 4
Seal Colony Walkway Cape Foulwind New Zealand

Cape Foulwind Seal Colony and Walkway

Explore the spectacular Cape Foulwind Seal Colony and spectacular walkway. This clifftop walk also features a working lighthouse and provides panoramic views of mountains and rugged untamed coastline.

June 15, 2017 9
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…
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June 13, 2017 4
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…
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June 4, 2016 6
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…
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May 27, 2016 0