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Chalet Pininoa


Indulge in pure luxury and comfort at Chalet Pininoa, quality boutique accommodation near the Grey River.

The purpose-designed, delightful country cottage is set in a large country garden, surrounded by native bush. A warm welcome and friendly, kiwi style hospitality await you. The cottage is serviced daily and you can choose between catered or self-catering.

Pininoa is ideal for both independent anglers and those who would like a guide.

Hosts Pat and Lew Ferris

State Highway 7


Grey Valley


Contact details

Phone: +64 3 732 3408

Mobile: 027 253 5037 (within New Zealand only)

Email: pininoa@xtra.co.nz

Web: www.pininoa.co.nz

Please mention nzfishing.com when you make an enquiry or booking.

Fishing waters

Lake Brunner

Lake Kaniere

Grey River

Arnold River

Ahaura River

Rough River


Chalet Pininoa is located between Greymouth and Reefton. It is marked on the lower Grey River map.

GPS: 42 22 04.99 S 171 30 08.50 E

Driving times are:

- 20 minutes from Greymouth

- 25 minutes from Reefton

- 3 hours from Christchurch via Arthur's Pass

- 4-5 hours from Nelson or Picton and the Cook Strait Ferry


Located on a 50 acre property in a secluded rural environment, Chalet Pininoa caters for guests who appreciate, peace, tranquility and privacy.


Chalet Pininoa is a warm, two bedroom fully self-contained, luxury chalet accommodating up to four adults and offering self catering or B&B options for a single party at a time.

The chalet provides:

  • Beautifully polished matai floors, rimu walls and a cathedral ceiling
  • Quality furnishings, firm comfortable mattresses with electric blankets, fluffy goose down duvets (non allergenic also available) and clean, freshly ironed, luxury linen, large fluffy towels, robes and specially handcrafted soap
  • Queen bedroom on the mezzanine floor and a small twin bedroom, private bathroom, lounge and kitchenette on the ground floor
  • Lounge with a view across the fields to the Paparoa Mountains
  • A kitchenette with a selection of teas, coffee etc and a small selection of provisions if you wish to make an evening meal.
  • A special breakfast basket including organic free-range eggs, fresh fruit, yoghurt, and fresh organic homemade bread that is delivered to you in the evening so you may breakfast at your leisure.
  • Freshly ground, organic fair trade coffee.
  • Guest computer with broadband internet
  • Private courtyard
  • Fly screen blinds on windows
  • Safe off street parking
Guest comments

"Absolutely wonderful place to stay! The Chalet was private, comfortable, peaceful and overflowing with amenities! Best of all, Pat and Lew were such gracious hosts! Thanks for making us feel at home. We wish we had time to stay longer. "
Pat and Margie, Tennessee

"We admire the work ethic it takes to create a home like yours. Thank you for such thoughtful hospitality. Best people, Best shower, Best bed, Best garden, The Best!!".
Rodger and Amy, Tennessee

Fly fishing options

Chalet Pininoa practices a strict "catch and release" policy. Pininoa can:

  • Provide you with information and point you in the right direction if you are an independent angler with your own gear and transport
  • Arrange a very competent and experienced fly fishing guide with extensive knowledge of the West Coast wilderness
  • Provide coaching in all aspects of fly-fishing, from choosing a fly to landing the fish, for the expert angler or the beginner
  • Organise for you to be picked up from the chalet by 4 wheel drive and head off to secluded streams, rivers or lakes, where you will be shown the best places to catch trout (including to the Lake Brunner area which is world famous for its brown trout fishing).
  • Provide equipment on guided trips if you don't have your own
Local attractions and activities
  • Arthur’s Pass Alpine Village and National Park
  • Punakaiki and the blow holes on the wild West Coast
  • On Yer Bike – 4 wheel off road motor bikes
  • Shantytown – replica of an historic West Coast town
  • Gold panning and jade fossicking
  • Jet boat excursions on the Grey and Ahaura rivers
  • Reefton - An historic inland town
  • Historic Brunner mine site
  • Monteith’s brewery tours
Indicative fly fishing costs
as at 1 Oct 2009

Fishing and accommodation packages prices for two are:

  • Accommodation plus guided fishing: $795 per day
  • Dinner, bed & breakfast, picnic lunch and guided fishing: $895 per day
Indicative accommodation tariff
as at 1 Oct 2009

All rates are based on two guests sharing one room.


  • From NZ$255 double
  • NZ$70 one extra adult
  • NZ$100 two extra adults
  • NZ$55 dinner per person
  • Early check in, later check out
    - Check in 3.00-8.00 pm
    - Check out by 11.00 am
  • Use of chalet computer with broadband
  • Breakfast basket with full breakfast provisions
  • Complimentary port

Chalet: Motel style

  • From NZ$160 double
  • NZ$50 one extra adult
  • Breakfast not supplied
  • Check in from 4pm; check out 10am
  • Bookings essential

Late availability basic

This option caters for those who just want safe, secure accommodation and a clean, comfortable bed for the night.

  • NZ$100 double, cash only
  • No advance bookings
  • Twin bedroom only
  • Check in 6.00-8.00 pm, check out 10.00 am
  • Includes bathroom and tea/coffee making facilities
  • Does not include full use of chalet or breakfast

Christmas rates

Applies from 24th to 27th December inclusive.

  • NZ$355 double per night
  • NZ$80 one extra adult
  • NZ$130 two extra adults

Kiwi SuperGold Card Holders Special

  • From NZ$425 double
  • Two nights accommodation
  • Special breakfast baskets
  • Available 1 October to 20 December
  • Bookings essential

Meals by prior arrangement

  • NZ$55 per person: Dinner
  • NZ$15 per person: Wine and cheese platter

Diabetic options are available.


Chalet Pininoa is:

  • A non smoking property.
  • Not able to cater for children.

Please phone or email to make an accommodation and/or fly fishing booking, or use the online form at the Chalet Pininoa website.

  • Bookings are essential for both accommodation and fly fishing.
  • A deposit is not required but valid credit card details are required to secure your booking.
Cancellation policy


Chalet Pininoa makes the following cancellation charges:

  • Cancellation within 14 days of arrival date: 1 night is charged
  • Cancellation within 72 hours of arrival date: 100% of the total booking is charged

For Christmas bookings:

  • Cancellation within 21 days of stay: 1 night is charged
  • Cancellation within 72 hours of arrival date: 100% of the total booking is charged

Chalet Pininoa will make every effort to re-book and if successful will not charge you.

Date changes: Chalet Pininoa will always try and accommodate any change in dates

No shows: In case of a no show the remainder of the days booked will be considered cancelled and full charges will be billed to the credit card.

All charges will be debited against the credit card number, as supplied at the time the reservation was first made.

By confirming your booking and supplying your credit card details you accept the cancellation policy.


For directions, please see the Chalet Pininoa website.



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