A boutique cabin, nestled in the native forest on the West Coast of New Zealand

Welcome to BIV Punakaiki

Under looming karst cliffs and tucked away among Nikau palms, our little cabin is a perfect venue to detach, unplug, unwind or tune out. We offer a calm, reflective and inspirational environment for families and couples who want to experience solitude within the beauty of the native New Zealand rainforest.

Whether arriving from the north or south, you will be inspired by the Great Coast Road, named among the Top 10 Coastal Drives in the world by Lonely Planet.

BIV One Bedroom Cabin


What Critics are Saying

“A worthy award winner.”

“All detailing has been carefully left minimalist in this secluded hideaway to blur the line between interior and exterior, drawing guests further into their West Coast bush experience.”

Architectural Designers NZ

“A truly amazing project.”

“The concept was a reinterpretation of a historic gold miners hut, but with modern facilities to warmly welcome modern-day travellers. A truly amazing project, worthy of the highest accolade.

ADNZ judging panel

“Gold award winning.”

“A playful yet finely crafted use of sustainable materials. The cabin is respectful of its surroundings, the minimal floorplate and detailing both reflect the design intent of remaining ‘light’, clean and respectful.”

Designers Institute of NZ – judging panel

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