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.

**NEWSFLASH** Finally, we will be getting a new boardwalk along the perimeter of the waterfront and coastal pods area that will allow our guests and the public to enjoy promenading along the river front in style! Construction will start from May until October 2019, which may mean that some construction-y things will be happening behind the wire perimeter fence during the hours of 8am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday.  Most of the action will be taking place during the day when you will be out on your adventures, and tools will be down by 5.30pm so you can still enjoy a blissfully peaceful night’s sleep. best of all, you will have front row seats to watching this beautiful walkway come alive!**

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

Fencing is being laid out

Boardwalk Shenanigans

Well finally we will be getting a new and improved walkway along the front of the Coastal Pods and the motel. It will run the length of the river and allow our guests and the public to enjoy strolls along the waterfront.  it will mean a bit of disruption between 8.00am and 5.30pm from now… READ MORE


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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