Paramata Lodge is half and hour's drive south of Hokitika,

Fifteen minutes drive south of Ross,

One hour and fifteen minutes drive from Franz Josef Glacier,

One and a half hour's drive to Punakaiki Pancake Rocks

It is three hour's drive from Christchurch Airport along State Highway 73 through the scenic Southern Alps and Arthurs Pass National Park.


Getting to Paramata Lodge is a journey through beautiful landscapes and we recommend you take your time to stop and visit some sites or take a short walk during your travels.

At the lodge the forest, waterways and remote sandy beach provide diverse wildlife adventures if you want to explore, or simply relax in peace and watch the scenes. 

To venture a short way, within half an hour’s drive there are hiking and biking trails, nature tours, Maori tours, fly fishing, kayaking & boat tours, & the shops and cafes of Hokitika,

A day trip from the lodge can take you to a range of actiivities at Franz Josef Glacier, Okarito lagoon for white heron or wild kiwi tours or the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks,


Guests prefer to stay two nights or more to make the most of the beautiful natural wilderness.

See our reviews to see what our guests have to say!