There are 3 self-contained units run by the 10th generation local family and primarily aimed at fishermen and hunters. The units are fairly small and the interior is standard motel decor apart from a few interesting touches such as the home-sawn timber benchtops.
What stands out about this place is the hospitality of the owners who can provide everything from home-cooked meals to fishing rods. We're not into fishing or hunting but enjoyed the rugged windswept beach.
Continental breakfast was included and consisted of cereal, bread for toast, tinned fruit, yoghurt and home baked muffins and was left in our room for the next morning.
There's no mobile phone reception, no WiFi and no shops - this is truly getting away from it all.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hunts Beach is located 35km south of Fox Glacier and 70km north of Haast. Hunts Beach is set in the backdrop of the Southern Alps with views of both Mount Cook and Tasman. Hunts Beach is a secluded spot but is a popular destination for local fishermen who come to fish for whitebait. Brown trout kahawhai and many other sea species. We offer fully self contained units and provide breakfast for our guests should they wish. Fox Glacier is the nearest township from Hunts Beach where there are many restaurants and a general store. The Paringa Salmon Farm Cafe is situated 20 minutes south and is open during the day only.We are happy to accommodate both those here for a short stay or the angler, hunter or traveller who wish to stay for a longer period. ... more less