Welcome to Greenstone Retreat!

An enchanting Wellness Retreat with accommodation and camping nestled among organic gardens and rainforest in Kumara, West Coast, New Zealand.

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“Be as relaxed or active as you please.”

Rest and Connect

Our beautiful boutique accommodation and lush camping sites provide an affordable refuge for you to rest and spend time with your travel companions (both human and canine). Take your dog for a walk with a mountain view, let your kids play through the gardens or cosy up for some board games or free wifi in The Den.

“In the middle of everywhere, and away from it all”

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Balance and Healing

Find relief as you connect with nature, birdsong and breath. We invite you to release and relax through massage, yoga and forest walks. Our studio hosts regular holistic events, so check out what’s coming.

A group of humans sitting cross-legged on yoga mats laid in a semi circle on a grassy lawn with Kate leading from the centre. They are meditating before beginning a yoga sequence.

Greenstone Retreat Testimonials

“As soon as you walk into the place, you feel that friendly, welcoming energy.”


“Just so bloody lovely. Such great energy. Spotless. Super cool kitchen. Great showers. Kate is such a superstar. She’s friendly, bubbly and a wealth of information.”


“A beautiful place to settle the mind and soul for a while.”


You Belong Here

People relaxing in hammocks on a sunny day with a dog

Greenstone Retreat is an oasis for like-minded travellers where you can meet new people and find yourself outside of the demands of day-to-day life. The affordable pricing allows diverse people to invest their valuable time and attention into a longer stay, creating a cosy feeling of community.

“A sanctuary of holistic healing and tranquility.”

Explore and Play

Be as relaxed or as active as you please. Greenstone Retreat is a perfectly situated base to explore the West Coast comfortably and affordably. Jump on your bike and hit the West Coast Wilderness Trail, go for a walk along a secluded beach or enjoy a short, scenic day trip to hotspots like the Pancake Rocks or a hike at Arthur’s Pass. Stay longer and save. Most rooms have a 2 night minimum stay over summer. Please select at least 2 nights to check availability.

4 adults riding mountain bikes on the West Coast Wilderness Trail in a rainforest setting

Meet Your Hostess

Kate on a hammock with her dog Scout.

Kate is the founder and fairy-godmother of Greenstone Retreat. She has been breathing new life into the place since 2015, creating glorious garden spaces and restoring the historic villa. Each area is carefully and thoughtfully tended to bring out its charming best.

Under Kate’s leadership, Greenstone Retreat has become the Holistic Wellness and Yoga Hub on the West Coast. She curates community experiences and connections through the retreat that bring healing and relief.

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Pet Friendly

DOGS that are well behaved are welcome to stay with prior arrangement. No animals are to be allowed on the beds or furniture and please keep them close to you and under control at all times. On arrival, please make voice contact with me prior to letting your dog out of the vehicle. I have 2 dogs (Scout and Buttons) which may be onsite and Scout spaniel is not always very good at meeting new dogs, so I will put her in her garden when you arrive. Thanks for your understanding.

Bike shed with ebike chargig

Bike Trails

The West Coast Wilderness Trail is less than 1000 meters in either direction. The Retreat offers a bike shed with power points for e-bikes. Trail transport may be available for upto 4 bikes and riders from either Hokitika or Greymouth for a reasonable fee. There is a small shop for basic food supplies, continental breakfasts and packed lunches can be arranged if booked in advance. Evening deep tissue or relaxation massage if booked in advance and yoga designed to help and support the weary cyclist. Please get in touch if I can help or supply anything else for your journey.

Rugged shorelines. Surging rivers. Moody lakes. Towering trees. Ancient forests. Tidal Lagoons… Get lost, find yourself, go wild.

Kumara and Food

Kitchen facilities are available and you are welcome to drop food supplies and milk to the fridge earlier in the day if passing through. Small shop with honesty box here includes tins, cans, fresh eggs, cereals and long life milk etc. Fresh spray free garden produce when available.

The Theatre Royal Hotel is 600 meters away for evening meals Wed-Sun and Lunch Fri-Sun over Winter. Longer hour over Summer. Wonderful place for a drink or two and awesome food and service. Also offering takeaways. (Click here for sample menu)

There is a small daily 400 meters away currently open for a few hours around lunchtime most days.

The Kumara Junction Café is 6km away, towards the beach and is open from 9am-3pm daily. Great coffee, cabinet food and light meals.

Paroa is only a 10 minute drive (also just off the Wilderness Trail) and has a hotel for meals, bottle store, dairy and takeaway.

Both Hokitika and Greymouth are within 20 minutes drive and have lots of food options.

Rugged shorelines. Surging rivers. Moody lakes. Towering trees. Ancient forests. Tidal Lagoons… Get lost, find yourself, go wild.

What’s included? Or what do I need to bring?

All beds are fully made up with linen and duvets. Towels, hotwater bottles and extra blankets are also provided. Kitchens are equipped with pots, pans, crockery, cutlery, hob, toaster, microwave, oven etc. Salt, pepper, herbs, and oil is also provided. Bring your food, milk, personal items, toiletries, games and books. It is a TV free zone to enhance your quality time and the wifi works throughout.

Kumara and Local Surrounds

Kumara map, walks and businesses – click here to download the PDF.

Keep up to date with Kumara events and promotions: facebook.com/kumarawestcoast

Kumara is close to the attractions and sites of Hokitika and Greymouth. Only 1 hour away from Arthurs Pass and Punakaiki (Pancake Rocks). Check out www.westcoast.co.nz

EVOLve studio hire for healings, retreats and workshops.

You are welcome to hire the studio to run your own wellness event subject to availability and terms. Studio hire is $100 per day or $20 per hour. Can fit upto 20 people. Yoga mats available, and some blankets and props. There may be additional costs if a regular yoga class needs to be cancelled.

The new Healing Hut with massage couch and consultation set up can also be hired for $10 per hour or $50 per day.

Kate is more than happy to help, co-host, support and guide as needed to make your event run smoothly.

Check out our Upcoming Events.

Get in touch to book the studio or ask a question

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