- EST. 1876 -

west coast history

Kumara, New Zealand

save 20% on selected rooms & dates this spring.


Victorian Elegance
in the Heart of Historic Kumara

The Theatre Royal Hotel is the West Coast`s only fully restored gold miners’ hotel, and once world-renowned theatre. Our historic gold rush Hotel features six themed ensuite rooms. Each room is unique, with its blend of Victorian decor, antique furnishings and modern amenities. The hotel bar and restaurant is open daily.

Whether you are a history buff, an intrepid explorer, a Kiwi neighbour, a discerning traveller, or fun lover, the Theatre Royal Hotel knows how to look after you! We invite you to come and discover the colourful past of Kumara, which featured the Last Great Gold Rush and was the home of N.Z.’s longest serving Premier, Richard John Seddon.

West Coast Wilderness
cycle trail

If you are travelling along the West Coast Wilderness cycle trail, Kumara is the perfect place to base yourself. Packed lunches and lockable bike sheds are available at the Hotel and shuttles and luggage transfer for cyclists can be arranged via Wilderness Trail Shuttle.


cycle the westcoast
Wilderness trail


Accommodation options


Hotel Accommodation

Choose from 6 ensuite themed rooms in the only restored gold miners’ hotel on the West Coast. Each room is unique, with its blend of Victorian decor, antique furnishings, yet with all modern amenities.


Behind the Theatre Royal Hotel are six stand-alone replica Miners Cottages built in 2017. We also have a selection of self-contained and backpacker style options in close proximity to the Hotel, Click here for other options.

Luxurious suites

Choose from one of 2 sumptuously decorated Victorian themed suites in the graciously restored old Bank of New Zealand building located directly opposite the Hotel.

West Coast hospitality awaits in our welcoming restaurant which is open daily. Our philosophy is fresh is best and our chefs use home grown and local produce where possible. Relax by the log fire or enjoy a refreshing drink on the veranda.

Ask us about hosting your Special Event with us, from family gatherings and birthdays to weddings and meetings.