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The Waves Studio
Fairburn Way
EM#7555 State Highway 6
West Coast
New Zealand
Phone: +64 3 789 6339    (Please do not call this number for bookings; see below for booking contact number)       

Guests can only make local calls from this number but can be contacted while staying at The Waves Studio. Cellphone coverage is unreliable on the West Coast but does depend on the individual network. We do have a broadband connection through the landline and so you can receive a free wireless connection through your laptop, notebook or smartphone. More information about this will be sent when booking the accommodation. Our check in/out times are flexible (unless we have back to back bookings) and we are happy for guests to leave by midday unless we have guests arriving that day.

accommodation bookings, please contact us by email on the enquiry form provided and give us your phone contact too. Or alternatively phone or text me on +64(0)274 540 796 and leave your details. 

You can check availability and guest reviews on

(We don't live on site and are unable usually to take bookings less than 3 days ahead but it is always worth checking with us)

By Car

Easy Access off State Highway 6 from both directions

Coming from Nelson/Blenheim
Continue on State Highway 6 towards Greymouth and Punakaiki from the intersection 6km before Westport.
Fairburn Way is signposted on the right 18kms from this turn off.
You will pass Mitchell’s Gully Gold Mine on the left approximately 1km before reaching Fairburn Way.
Our emergency number 7555 is at the base of this sign.
(If you reach the Nile Bridge you have gone too far).

Coming from Greymouth

Continue on State Highway 6 until you arrive at Charleston (approx. 77kms).
Continue through the village for about 2km.
Cross the Nile River Bridge and Fairburn Way (No Exit) is a signposted road on your left off the main highway after Mays Road.

Once in Fairburn Way
You will see a PRIVATE ROAD sign.
Take the second drive on the left (you will see our directional sign here) and at the end of this drive you will see the house on the right.

By Air

Westport Airport is only a 20 minute drive from The Waves Studio. The airport's location lies north of Charleston, between Carter's Beach and Westport itself. Car hire is available at the airport if pre-booked from Avis New Zealand or Thrifty Car Rental


Buller Gorge

Nine Mile Beach Charleston

Nile River Bridge Paparoa National Park


Minimum stay2 nights, all year
Prices for 2 nights, 2 people

May - October 2020 $500 for 1 queen + spa bath en suite
November 2020 - April 2021 $530 for 1 queen + spa bath
For use of 2nd bedroom/bathroom (on request only)
$50/per person/per night
Maximum occupancy for studio: 4 adults (sorry, no children under 12)
Off Season Offer
Please contact us directly for any special bonus night prices for stays over 2 nights.

The above prices are for payment via internet banking transfer from a New Zealand bank account. If you would like to pay by credit card please book via, or Airbnb however pricing will be different.

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