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Campers will find a good deal at the Hokitika Holiday Park, 242 Stafford St. (www.hokitika.com/holidaypark; tel. 0800/465-436 in NZ, or 03/755-8172). It has tent and caravan sites (NZ$22-NZ$30), cabins (NZ$38-NZ$85), and motel rooms (NZ$90-NZ$100). Mountain Jade Backpackers, 41 Weld St. (tel. 0800/838-301 in NZ, or 03/755-8007; fax 03/755-7804), has roomy dorms with beds from NZ$25. Beachfront Hotel, 111 Revell St. (www.beachfronthotel.co.nz; tel. 0800/400-344 in NZ, or 03/755-8344; fax 03/755-8258), offers 53 rooms from NZ$205 to NZ$335. I'd opt for the newer Ocean View rooms, which are more modern and better equipped than the older Driftwood rooms. They are also just a few steps from the beach. Further south, between Hokitika and Franz Josef, you'll find Paramata Lodge, Bold Head Road (www.paramatalodge.co.nz; tel. 027/367-2699), where three beautiful, modern suites look out on untouched native bush and a remote, sandy beach. They're incredibly good value at NZ$325 to NZ$375.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.