A boutique, funky, couple friendly retreat with quirky shipping containers for accommodation & facilities set on New Zealand's stunning South Island, West Coast. 
  • Sleeps: Varies
  • Bedrooms: 11 Units
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 1 night

Nestled on New Zealand’s Ross Beach, right by the glistening Tasman Sea, you simply couldn’t dream up a better location for a relaxing, chilled out holiday park experience.

Better still, the range of accommodation you’ll find here is like no other TOP10 you have ever seen, and delightfully one-off – with apartments and cabins cleverly (and cosily) created from repurposed and upcycled shipping containers!

Surrounded by fresh native plants, you can drift off to sleep listening to the gentle sounds of the sea. Wake up and greet the morning sunshine out on your furnished deck; a blissful moment of calm before you begin a hectic day of adventure.

You’ll find 11 quirky pods to choose from, each one individually styled to reflect its unique location by the sea and native plantings. There’s also a range of tent and campervan sites, if you’d rather bring your own accommodation.

The most luxurious pod on offer is the Maxi Studio Apartment Pad, which is ideal for a romantic couple. Featuring private kitchen and bathroom facilities (with fluffy ‘his and hers’ bath robes), you can savour the sun setting over the sea, from your pod’s gently elevated position.

Meanwhile, the Standard Family 3, 4 and 5 Pods are perfect for families with a sense of fun and adventure! Cosily furnished with a double bed tri bunk and either singles or bunks for the little ones, there’s also a kettle with tea, coffee and milk supplied, along with a small bar fridge.

You’ll be sharing the generous communal facilities on-site, which include toilets and piping hot showers, a well-stocked camp kitchen, a Sky-equipped TV room, and a large, sociable area for sizzling barbecues!

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At a glance

  • A fabulously quirky couple-friendly beachfront holiday park on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island, just 20metres from the Tasman Sea.
  • There are 11 accommodation pods to choose from – each one a repurposed, upcycled shipping container!
  • Each pod sleeps from 2-5 guests. Choose from fully self-contained Apartment Pods, or the simple Standard Family Pods, with access to generous on-site amenities.
  • The site includes grassed areas for tents and gravel sites for motorhomes.
  • On-site activities include a children’s play area and pedal go-kart hire, while the famous West Coast Wilderness Trail is just 200m away – Grade 1 easy trail suitable for all ages (ideal for cycling enthusiasts!)


  • Disability Accessible
  • Family Friendly
  • Seaside Breaks


Boutique, chilled, couple-friendly holiday park with 11 repurposed shipping containers sleeping 2-5 guests. Maxi, Sunset & Studio Apartment Pods – 2 guests: queen or twin beds, well-equipped kitchenette with tea, coffee, Nespresso machine, milk and sugar, en-suite shower room with towels and toiletries, furnished deck with gas barbecue. Standard Family Pods (3-5 guests): double bed tribunk, single (twin) bed or bunks, bar fridge, kettle, tea, coffee, milk and sugar.

On-site facilities: children’s play area, games, barbecue area, TV room, guest laundry, unlimited but slow free Wi-Fi!, bike hire, pedal go-kart hire, secure vehicle and bike storage.

Local Activities

Cycling, walking, wild & desolate beach, camp fires, (swimming), fishing, watersports, wildlife watching – seals, dolphins and penguins!.

More information

So, with your accommodation nicely sorted, how will you spend your time? Well, there’s always that gorgeously wild beach; whilst not really suitable for swimming, it’s perfect for lazy afternoons with a good book, or beach camp fire.

Let the kids run off any spare energy by letting them loose in the on-site play area – they can also hire a pedal go-kart to explore the park.

Keen cyclists will love the close proximity to the vast, end-to-end West Coast Wilderness Trail, which winds its way through ancient rainforests and former goldmining towns, glacial rivers, and scenic wetlands.

Though it’ll take four whole days to complete the trail in full, you’re only 200m from the start (or finish), and with bike hire readily available straight from the holiday park, there’s no excuse not to give it a whirl!

Indulge in all that fresh-air-filled activity to your hearts’ content… then relax and chat the evening away with new friends over a delicious barbecue supper. What better way to spend a holiday?

Things to note

Dogs are welcome by prior arrangement only, and only in your own motorhome, campervan or tent. Tent sites are not available from May – October. One pod is wheelchair accessible.

Where you'll be staying

Ross, Westland District

What the guests of Ross Beach TOP10 Holiday Park say

“The whole experience was wonderful. From our perfectly appointed cabin to the meticulously clean kitchen which had everything you could possibly need to cook and eat your meals. The bathroom facilities were spotless and the showers were hot with excellent pressure. The final touch being the super friendly and welcoming staff. I thoroughly recommend this gem of a holiday park located in the peaceful (apart from the sound of thumping waves and bird calls) and scenic surroundings of Ross Beach.”

“We had a fantastic stay here. The beautiful container suites were beautiful and had everything you needed. The staff were wonderful and friendly, we could stay talking to them all day long. We only stayed a night however we wished we had longer to stay and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Ross beach and make the most the sites fantastic facilities. We will be back again and we will not hesitate to tell all our friends and family about this place – it’s a must stay. ”

“What a fantastic place to stay…right on the beach we had a lovely cabin that had all we needed plus extra cooking facilities just opposite which was great for us to use the oven. Bathroom and kitchen were well equipped and bed very comfortable. The walk down the beach was out of this world, such a gorgeous place. Would highly recommend!

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