Archer House, Westport, New Zealand

West Coast hotel or motels too bland for you?

Motels in Westport probably won’t match the charm of an historic bed and breakfast. Luckily Archer House, the West Coast hotel alternative, is situated right in the middle of Westport. Westport is 2½ hours drive from Nelson, 4 hours from Christchurch (via Lewis Pass), 1 hour from Greymouth and Karamea, 1½ hours from Hokitika and ¾ hour from Punakaiki.

Archer House is situated in half an acre of beautiful garden on the corner of Queen and Wakefield Streets, in the centre of Westport, as close to the action as other Westport motels but secluded enough to provide the privacy you deserve.

The house is a 5min drive from the airport and central to many great local attraction. It is a short stroll to the town’s amenities, supermarkets, shopping, cafés and restaurants (ask your hosts to recommend and reserve a restaurant).

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Easy to Find

Once over the Buller River Bridge, drive toward the centre of town on Palmerston Street (pass a few Westport motels) and turn right at Brougham Street. Then take another right at Queen Street where you will find Archer House on the corner of Queen and Wakefield Street. Parking is available at the rear of the house on Wakefield Street.

Archer House - Birds Eye Archer House Main Entrance


Local Attractions in Westport Include:

• White water and underworld rafting
• Rainforest train ride
• Limestone Caves
• Punakaiki National Park
• Pancake Rocks
• Truman Track
• Fishing and Whitebaiting
• Swimming (heated pool is located in town)
• Surfing
• Jet boating
• Horseback riding
• Mountain biking
• Walks
• 18 hole golf course
• 4 wheel driving
• Hector Pottery
• Sports Stadium | Heated Pools

Take a day trip through old mining towns, to Hector Pottery, Charming Creek Walkway, Heaphy Track or Oparara Arch.

General information on Westport:
Beautiful Buller - YouTube

For walks, mountain bike tracks,
4 wheel driving tracks:

Fishing and Game:


Dolphin swimming, seals and birdlife: