Accommodation with an edge

Up Cycled from decommissioned shipping containers, the Coastal Pods Wynyard, offer a unique take on self-contained accommodation.  Situated on the banks of the Inglis River in North West Tasmania, sun fills these unique luxury escape pods, offering a seaside sanctuary from which to while away some down time.  Each architecturally designed pod has been lovingly constructed and styled to provide maximum comfort and energy efficiency, whilst retaining a design nod to the industrial beach foundation of the development.  The styling influence is beach industrial chic (Yes I’m forging a new style!), with an eye to embrace opportunities for recycling and repurposing of found object into pieces of beauty and sustainable functionality.

Inspired by a trip to Christchurch New Zealand, the owners of the Waterfront Wynyard, Cyndia Hilliger and Justin McErlain were keen to utilise shipping containers in a unique way to add to their existing motel accommodation pool.  Each Coastal Pod, named after seafaring terms of Starboard and Port, has been set up as a self-contained unit, complete with kitchen, laundry and two king size bedrooms with ensuite and master bathroom facilities.  An intimate reading nook with full sized picture windows gives you a private reading sanctuary bathed in northern sunshine.  The lounge opens on to the enormous north facing deck, with all the river precinct views you can handle.  Watch the fishing boats unload their catch, as sailboats navigate the river tides.

Self-contained seaside luxury

The Coastal Pods Wynyard provide contemporary self-contained seaside accommodation, centrally located to all the Northwest Tasmanian attractions. Once you’ve checked in, you won’t want to check out.

Located on the banks of the beautiful Inglis River only a stones throw from the beach and town.

Magnificent Riverside Location

The Coastal Pods are nestled on the banks of the delightful Inglis River in Wynyard. Centrally located Wynyard is the ideal point from which to explore North Western Tasmania’s key attractions.

The Port Pods Equal access bathroom

Equal Access Unit

In addition, the Port Pod has been set up as an equal access unit, and is fully compliant with Building Code of Australia’s standards for disability accommodation access. Everybody is welcome and able to enjoy the magic of the Wynyard Inglis river precinct.

Latest News/Media

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Cooking Coastal Pod Style

Great to have the food by Ben crew here to cook up a storm on the decks of the Coastal Pods.  Ben Milbourne from Master Chef fame, used fresh stripey trumpeter straight off the wharf to good effect in creating a delicious sashimi.  When I say delicious, I mean its seemed delicious, I didn’t actually… READ MORE


4.5 Star Self Catering

Coastal Pods Achieves 4.5 star rating from Star Ratings Australia

We were delighted to receive a 4.5 star rating for the Coastal Pods from the Star Ratings Australia assessor.  Our report showed a score of 99% for housekeeping cleanliness, which we were thrilled about. Will have to have a chat about where we lost the 1%! Its great to be recognized by star ratings who… READ MORE


Some of our amazing crew!

Coastal Pods Wins Best Apartment Style Hotel at the THA Awards 2016

It was with much excitement that I was able to receive the award for best apartment style hotel int he recent Tasmanian Hospitality Association awards for 2016 for the Coastal Pods.  These awards are based solely on customer experience so a big thank you to our amazing team who delivered yet again, on some pretty… READ MORE