Welcome to Haast Beach Motels, located in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Area on the West Coast of New Zealand.
Our motels provide self-contained accommodation for couples, families, and groups.
Whether you are fishing, hiking, or experiencing adventure activities in the Haast area, Haast Beach Motel is an ideal place to base yourself.
Winter closure dates
We will be closing over the 2021 winter season and so will not be taking any bookings between 15 May and late August 2021. Our only exception will be the NZ July school holidays – bookings are open between July 9th to 25th.
We look forward to welcoming our valued guests back from September 2021 onwards and thank you for your understanding.
Haast Beach Motel Facilities
The motel has an on-site grocery store where you can buy supplies for cooking your own meals in your room (and grab a fantastic See Crow Fly coffee).
There is also a gas station adjacent to the motel for your to refuel before continuing your travels.
Each room has Freeview television, but with Haast Beach just a minutes walk away, you won’t be spending too much time watching TV!
Each room has its own dedicated ensuite bathroom and kitchenette cooking facilities.
About your host
Nicola is a born and bred West Coaster and grew up in Haast. After enjoying a 20-plus year career as a nurse and midwife she has returned home.
The motels and store have been in the Johnston family for the past 50 years since they arrived in Haast in January 1967.
When Nicola’s parents (and 5 children) moved to Haast to run the original business there was only a service station, shop and a guest house with a dining room, it was a truly remote frontier town. The settlement at Haast Beach was the only “town” in those days, before part of the town was moved to the current location of the little village on SH 6 in the 1970’s.
Back then the local economy consisted mainly of farming, wild venison recovery and processing, commercial fishing, timber milling, and of course white baiting.
Isolated by a rugged mountain range, wild weather and erratic road access, this narrow stretch of the West Coast really was the ‘middle of nowhere’.
The final challenging section of road linking Haast with the rest of the West Coast was completed in 1967. The road from Wanaka to Haast via the Haast Pass was established in 1966.
The area has undergone significant changes over the years and while Haast is still well known for beef cattle and famous for its whitebait, there is now a greater focus on wilderness conservation and tourism.
Haast, New Zealand
Located at Haast Beach 4km from Haast Junction in a rural setting.
Right next door is Haast Beach General Store (stocked with a great range of groceries and wines/beers) and one of Haast’s two petrol stations. The beautiful haast Beach is 150m walk away.
We have a range of single and double-storey motel units all with self-contained kitchenettes.
Some motels have wheelchair access. Motels sleep 2 to 6 people.
Children under 1 year of age stay for free (free cot available).
Things to Do
We suggest that you visit our local Visitors’ Centre at Haast Junction to gather information about your stay in Haast and your onward trip.
There are some truly beautiful walks both locally and off the Haast-Jackson Bay Highway (SH6).