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About Us
& Our Property

Built in 1929
3 Suites, 6 Guests
Starting $300pn

Hokitika  .  West Coast

New Zealand
est. 1929

Offering an unrivalled friendly welcome and ‘home away from home’ experience we are just a five minute walk from the town centre. We share all our favourite spots and tips for a bespoke tailored time while visiting our cool little town.

We pride ourselves on our large beds, hotel grade mattresses, quality linens, hungarian goose down pillows and duvets ensuring a sumptuous and well rested sleep. Dine at one of our recommended restaurants or prepare a banquet for your family in our fully equipped kitchen.

Relax by the fire in our cosy lounge or chill out in the private infinity beach garden listening to the crashing waves just metres away. The sunset on our front lawn will take your breath away as it lights up the sky and the moon says goodnight dropping slowly into the Tasman Sea.

After dark stroll to the glow worm dell, light a bonfire in our bonfire pit or sink into our stargazing bathtub under the milky way. You will really understand why just one night is never enough.

Leave fully rested, rejuvenated and fuelled for your onward adventures. Your satisfaction is at the heart of our every offering…

This is Drifting Sands.

Don’t die wondering, Book your escape today.

Drifting Sands operates as an exclusive whole house holiday rental. Please get in touch to find out more about how we can cater to your great escape and adventure wish list.




Your Host

Clare O’Connell

Creative, adventurer, designer… Living my best live on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand after over 15 years exploring our amazing planet.

Come and enjoy my wee wonderland and the incredible experiences this beautiful coast serves up on a daily basis. It stole my heart and i’m sure it’ll take a little of yours too.

 After just one visit you’ll realise why one night is never enough.

Free Fast Fibre WiFi
Bespoke Bathroom
Quality Beds
Sumptuous Linens
Infinity Beachfront
Fire Pit
Stargazing Outdoor Bath
Free Parking

Beachfront Events or

Corporate Off-site Experiences 



Voted Traveller’s Choice
Top 10% in the World 7 Years In a Row

Visit HOKITIKA in Style

We Have Vacancy!

Click on the link to the right to book your great escape or
if you have any questions please get in touch
for reservation options.

197 Revell Street Hokitika