There are not many places to stay on the way to Picton so we choose Off the Beaten Track and what a good choice this was. The accommodation consists of about 3 rooms/chalet at the back of an existing house with a veranda which over looked the garden. The room we had had modern decor and looked lovely. You had a microwave and a fridge in the room. There are a couple of restaurants within walking distance.
The cabins and suites are set in a lovely garden a short walk from the main road, but far enough to be very quiet at night. Aaron is a good host and even provided freshly picked fruit from the garden.
One of the local pubs, The Commercial, does a very good steak.
Perfect place to stay if riding the OGR. Lots of room, clean warm and friendly. Walk to everywhere. Friendly dude as well. We had lots of space to service our bikes and a shed to lock them up at night as well. The pub was just across the street so a short stagger home.
We spent several nights in the 2 bedroom unit. The location is excellent, just a stone's throw from the main street, but far enough away to be quiet. The gardens and grounds are gorgeous and inviting and there are even some equipment for the kids. The unit itself was clean and super comfortable. My only comment is a full size fridge would have been nice. The host, Arran was really friendly and has a wealth of knowledge regarding activities and attractions in the area, especially hiking and mountain biking. And there are a lot of things to do around this unassuming little town. We have set our sights on completing the Old Ghost Road at some point in the future, and when we do, we will definitely stay again at Off The Beaten Track.
We drove from Hokitika along the scenic coastal route towards Westport then inland to Murchison
Riversong Cottages are as follows: Very comfortable bed...decent hot shower.. peaceful and quiet
Arren. the young owner went out of his way to make our A$107 overnight stay a pleasure
We used the BBQ next to our room to make a meal.