Welcome to the Official Site of Chelsea Gateway Motor Lodge – Westport, New Zealand

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAWhether your visit to Westport is for leisure or business, we would love to be your hosts. We offer quality ASURE 4 star rated, self contained and serviced accommodation. Experience our unique West Coast style and service and make your visit to Westport one to remember.

We offer clean, warm, comfortable and tastefully decorated units to suit all groups of travellers, ranging from studios to 2 and 3 bedroom apartments with 2 bathrooms. Some of our units feature spa baths for your complete relaxation after a day of travelling, exploring, sight-seeing or work. All of our units feature original photography by the owner.

FREE wireless internet available in room.

We take our responsibility to minimise our environmental footprint seriously. The initiatives undertaken include the use of environmentally friendly cleaning products and toiletries, and minimisation of waste by recycling, amongst many others.

Book on this website or directly with the property for best available rates.  No booking fees.

Westport is the gateway to the breathtaking Northern West Coast region.   It is ideally situated for an overnight stay if you are travelling between Glacier Country and Nelson or Marlborough. Approximate driving times between Westport and these areas are:

Nelson 2.75 hours
Blenheim 3.5 hours
Picton 4 hours
Franz Josef Glacier 3.5 hours
Fox Glacier 4 hours

Westport is also only a four hour drive from Christchurch – 335km via Lewis Pass and 350km via Arthurs Pass.

The Northern West Coast/Buller region is bounded by two National Parks – Paparoa and Kahurangi – and is home to many unique must-see attractions. If your itinerary allows, we strongly recommend that you consider a stay of at least two nights in order to take in as many of these as possible. Don’t miss:

Punakaiki (the famous Pancake Rocks & Blowholes)
Underworld rafting and glow worm caves at Charleston
Mitchells Gully Historic Gold Mine
Cape Foulwind Fur Seal Colony
Coaltown Museum
The Denniston Experience
Stockton open-cast mine
Oparara Basin
Buller Gorge
Northern West Coast Walks

To learn more about these, check out our local attractions pages.

As accommodation in Westport is often in high demand, advance booking, especially in peak season, is advised. If you are travelling on business, ask about our corporate rates.

We are a member of the ASURE Accommodation Group and 4 Star ASURE Quality Rated.
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ASURE Loyalty Programme – stay 9 nights at 3 ASURE properties and receive $100 credit off your 10th night.

We look forward to your stay with us.
Roger & Lynne Elvins