on January 27, 2009
We stayed one night at the Tui cottage at Te Nikau Retreat. It was one of the coolest and most unique lodgings we had while on a 2 week holiday in New Zealand, and the rate was reasonable! They have several rustic units of various bedding, bath, & kitchen configurations scattered throughout a little section of the rainforest between the main highway and the beach. (Some of the units are only accessible via short, maintained trails.) A Track nearby leads to a secluded beach, and a friendly resident Weka makes it's rounds, visiting the cottages! Great stopover if you're driving from Fox/Franz Josef to the Nelson rarea.
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