One of New zealand's most iconic historic hotels tucked between a wild beach & serene lake MAHINAPUA. Welcoming travellers since 1905.

The historic Lake Mahinapua Hotel is a timeless destination that blends food and drink, accommodation, events, outdoor recreation and authentic West Coast experiences just 10 minutes drive south of Hokitika. 

Also available for exclusive bookings with all-inclusive bespoke packages encompassing lodging for up to 100 people, food and drink, cultural experiences and activities. Perfect for special events, weddings, birthday celebrations, corporate gatherings and more.


Miners Huts, Family Cabins, Miners Quarters, Miners Homestead and Camper-van parks.

Bar & Eating House

Complete with Coffee Bar, open daily for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Dine in or take out!

Cyclist Friendly

Offical partner of the West Coast Wilderness Trail. Lockable bike racks for those embarking on two wheeled adventures!

Spa Pool

A sheltered beer garden with shared hot tub and outdoor shower. Barrel sauna coming soon!

Natural Wonders

Adventure at your doorstep with direct access to a rugged beach and idyllic Lake Mahinapua.


Bush walks, yoga mat hire, bonfires at the beach, p├ętanque, swimming, picnics, helicopter flights and more.


Stay at Lake Mahinapua Hotel

Book a bed in the Miners Quarters or a private cabin with ensuite such as Miners Retreat. Family-friendly options include the Miners Cabins and Miners Homestead. There is something for everyone!

Spa Pool & Outdoor Shower

Unwind and relax after a days adventure in our shared spa pool and outdoor shower space exclusively for those staying over. Alpine barrel sauna coming soon!

Eat and Drink

Start your day at the onsite Bar & Eating House with a morning pick-me-up from the Coffee Bar and freshly prepared goods from the cabinet. Experience our all-day menu for brunch, lunch and dinner and quench your thirst with a cold beer on tap from Les’s Bar!

Stories from Mahinapua

Built in 1905, the Hotel's heritage is rooted in the gold rush era, serving as a vital resting place for Miners and Travellers. It was owned by a Scotsman from Edinburgh who came to the West Coast as a Miner and Dredge Worker in the late 1800s.