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Ahaura is admittedly off the beaten track and we weren't quite sure what to expect but found the little church-come-bach to be quite charming if you're happy with studio-style accommodation. The kitchen is well equipped, the shower's water pressure is fantastic, and the host has thoughtfully left everything from lawn games to movies and fishing rods for your use. The beds in the cabins are on the small side, so if you're 6'4" like my husband you probably won't fit but it'd be fine for older kids or shorter adults who want their own space. Ahaura itself is pretty quiet and sleepy but we enjoyed fishing along the river (bought a freshwater license at the garage in Moana), the Nelson Creek rec area down the road, and day trips to Greymouth and Moana/Lake Brunner. The place is still in the process of being fully done-up and has a few little quirks as you'd expect in an old place, but the charm and character of the place certainly won us over and if we ever want a base for exploring the west coast again we'd come back.