Aotearoa as it used to be – lush, unspoilt and natural. 50 kilometres north of Westport on the doorstep of the Kahurangi National Park, Gentle Annie is a coastal enclave with its own warm frost-free microclimate. Bounded by the Tasman Sea, the mighty Mokihinui River and Nikau-fringed native bush, it is an excellent place to set up base and be rejuvenated and recharged. We have a camping ground, self-contained holiday homes, shared-facilities accommodation, and a Coffee Shop, set on a 1200 acre private property.
Gentle Annie is only 10km from the world class Old Ghost Road mountain biking and walking track and within an hour of many scenic attractions of the Northern Buller Region – north to Kahurangi National Park, the Heaphy Track, and the Oparara Valley with it’s Limestone Arches and Honeycomb Caves; and south to Charming Creek Walkway, Denniston Plateau, Cape Foulwind Seal Colony and the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks.
Delicious coffee and homemade baking is also on offer at the Cowshed Cafe. All food is lovingly prepared with care in our kitchen. Fresh smells intermingle with driftwood smoke to warm the senses and encourage lingering awhile. Enjoy our friendly service, local knowledge and relax.
Pizza bases and toppings are sold separately at the Cowshed building so you can try cooking your own in the wood-fired Pizza Oven. You are also more than welcome to bring your own pizza bases and ingredients with you. It takes approximately two hours to reach cooking temperature, and you are more than welcome to light it at any time. During Summer, the fire is lit every evening at 5pm. Collecting driftwood from the beach using the wheelbarrow is much appreciated.
The region maintains much of its eccentricity and wilderness, offering an opportunity to get close to nature. If you’re a mountain biker, botanist, geologist, artist, beachcomber, fisherman, kayaker, cyclist, tramper and/or adventurer at heart, Gentle Annie is a natural destination for you. Get in touch to book your stay today.
For West Coast Rewards Card Holders
Get a Free coffee or hot drink at the Cowshed Cafe when staying at one of our holiday homes.
*To receive this offer just show your West Coast Rewards card when you order. Limit one drink per adult per stay.
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