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5 Best Romantic Accommodation in Haast

5 Most Romantic Accommodations in Haast & Makarora ❤️ [2024]

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The Best Accommodations in Haast and Makarora for Couples

Sandy driftwood-scattered shores backed by dramatic mountain views, Haast certainly paints a ruggedly beautiful picture and, to many couples, a picture ideal for a romantic retreat. Surrounding the town are hidden gems of New Zealand‘s boutique lodge scene, from coastal properties to cabins nestled in Makarora mountains. Check them out in this list of the most romantic accommodations in Haast and Makarora.

For more romantic stays in Haast and Makarora, as well as tour recommendations, take a look at The Romantic Getaway & Honeymoon Guide to Haast and the 6 Romantic Activities in Haast for Couples.

1. Mountainview Makarora Accommodation (Makarora)

At the end (or beginning) of the Haast Pass, stay in the village of Makarora at the romantic accommodation of Mountainview Makarora Accommodation. The “Tui Studio” is an endearing option for couples, a cosy set-up with a kitchenette, dining and lounge furniture to enjoy a quiet night in while listening to the antics of the surrounding birdlife. The lodge also offers two private ensuite rooms with breakfast-making facilities. The accommodation is ideal for couples on a budget who want to surround themselves with the famous nature of New Zealand. See other affordable options near Haast in the 9 Best Budget Accommodations in Haast & Makarora.

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2. Wonderland Makarora Lodge (Makarora)

Wonderland Makaroa Lodge offers alternative budget accommodation in the breathtaking environment of Makarora. Stay on the edge of the Mt Aspiring National Park in an A-frame cabin among the bush gardens and majestic mountain landscape. Your chalet-style cabin has a small kitchenette with hotplates, microwave, fridge and more, providing everything you need for a romantic night in. Nevertheless, we still recommend a trip to the on-site Wonderland Cafe, as recommended in The Romantic Getaway & Honeymoon Guide to Haast.

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Romantic Accommodations in Haast & Makarora© Wonderland Makarora Lodge

3. Heartland Hotel Haast (Haast)

The Heartland Hotel Haast offers three-star hotel accommodation at the junction of State Highway 6 and the Haast-Jackson Bay Road. While they offer a courtesy coach to the main township, the on-site restaurant ensures minimal trips. Stay in well-presented hotel rooms with all the usual amenities, including hot drink-making facilities, an ensuite – some with a spa bath should you want to pamper yourselves, free WiFi and more. See more hotel-like options in the 10 Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Haast.

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Romantic Accommodations in Haast & Makarora© Heartland Hotel Haast

4. [CLOSED] Mahitahi Lodge

A boutique lodge situated between Haast and Fox Glacier, Mahitahi Lodge provides an endearing retreat along the Mahitahi River and moments from Bruce Bay beach. Stay in one of the hotel-style guest rooms reflecting the surrounding environment with furniture made by reclaimed native timber from the river. Guests can opt to be treated to sumptuous homecooked and locally-sourced meals or stay in the self-catering cottage with a private deck to dine alfresco while listening to the native birds. The lodge has two kayaks available for couples to enjoy river excursions, while feeding the eels behind the lodge and fishing are more ways to enjoy your time here.

5. [CLOSED] Collyer House

With the backdrop of mountains and magnificent views of a river estuary connecting with the Tasman Sea, Collyer House is effortlessly romantic in its location. It also helps that the elegantly-furnished guest rooms with French doors opening up onto the verandah add a touch of romance to your stay. There are only three rooms at this boutique bed & breakfast, as well as a comfortable lounge with a huge fireplace made with local stone and a smaller separate lounge area for more privacy. A West Coast cooked breakfast is served each morning in the open-plan dining and kitchen area.

More About Romantic Accommodations in Haast and Makarora

That’s it for our list of the most romantic accommodations in Haast and Makarora, but it’s by no means the end of our travel tips! Get more stellar travel advice from the following guides:

Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Romantic Getaway & Honeymoon Guide to Haast.


The information in this guide has been compiled from our extensive research, travel and experiences across New Zealand and the South Pacific, accumulated over more than a decade of numerous visits to each destination. Additional sources for this guide include the following:

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About The Author

Laura S.

This article has been reviewed and published by Laura, the editor-in-chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Laura is a first-class honours journalism graduate and a travel journalist with expertise in New Zealand and South Pacific tourism for over 10 years. She also runs travel guides for five of the top destinations in the South Pacific and is the co-host of over 250 episodes of the NZ Travel Show on YouTube.

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