White Heron Sanctuary Tours Studio Unit
Hosted by Adele & Dion
Adele & Dion is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Welcome to Whataroa! The White Heron Capital of New Zealand!
Just 30kms north of Franz Josef Glacier and 100kms south of Hokitika, this studio unit is ideal for an overnight stop as you explore this beautiful part of the West Coast.
Departure point for tours to NZ's only White Heron - Kotuku nesting site!

The space

An oldie but a goodie - this building was once a busy maternity hospital!
Clean & comfortable, this unit has a queen bed, tea/coffee making facilities and ensuite bathroom.

Interaction with guests

Our White Heron Sanctuary Tour office is near-by if you should need anything during your stay. We have maps, guide booklets and brochures available and are happy to assist you with your bookings for tours and flights within the area.

Other things to note

Don't miss the unique experience of our 'White Heron Sanctuary Tour'. We love to share the untouched beauty of the Waitangi-roto Nature Reserve with visitors and see their delight at viewing the magnificent White Heron - Kotuku in their only New Zealand nesting site. (Nesting season is typically September through until the end of February/early March.)
Outside of the nesting season our 'Rainforest Nature & Jetboat Tour' is a popular choice... walk amongst stands of ancient Kahikatea rainforest within the Waitangi-roto Nature Reserve and explore its abundant flora and fauna. Enjoy crystal clear rivers, stunning views of the coastline & the snow capped Southern Alps.
AWESOME photo opportunities!
We offer a tour discount to all our Airbnb guests.


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 8PM
Check out by 10AM

Check in is from 3pm - 8pm. If you are going to be arriving later than 8pm please contact us to make arrangements. Check-out is by 10am.
For the continued comfort of our guests smoking is not permitted.
(An ashtray is provided outside for guest use.)
Sorry, no pets allowed.


20 Reviews

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Kay User Profile
January 2017
Adele and Dion are great communicators, are helpful and friendly. The accommodation is clean, tidy and comfortable. Love the sinks in the bathroom!

Tony User Profile
February 2017
The room was very neat with accurate advertisement. Not lots around immediately in Whataroa so if you want supplies, try and stock up before you go as the convenience store closes early! Very cosy and serene town and would recommend anyone to stay at Adele and Dion's place :)

Pawel User Profile
February 2017
This is a very good place to stay, fairly close to the franz josef glacier. The room was very tidy.

Donna User Profile
February 2017
Clean room with a love seat and table/chairs. Plenty of room for the two of us. Bed was very comfortable. We were in Unit 1, which has a ramp out front to wheel our luggage up rather than toting it up the steps. Breakfast was not included in the nightly rental, but easily available at the cafe across the street. Dion was very friendly and helpful.

Lauren User Profile
February 2017
Unfortunately we had to cancel last minute so we did not stay in the accommodations, but Adele and Dion were communicative and responsive hosts.

John User Profile
February 2017
We used this place as a base to visit Franz Josef Glacier. Spotlessly clean and quite sufficient facilities for our two nights. Adele & Dion are lovely hosts. The shop across the road is available until 6pm for supplies but more importantly will do breakfasts ,coffees etc. The bar is a great place to 'meet the locals' , they are very friendly . It also does really good evening meals. Most important, do not leave without doing Dion's Heron Sanctuary visit . Apart from Herons & Spoonbills we watched Shag plucking an eel from the water and of course the thrill ride on the boat.

Ke Li User Profile
January 2017
Just on highway 6, 20 minutes drive to Franz Josef Glacier, a good place for stopover for tourists who want to go ice explorer trip the other day.

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