Cozy Holiday Accommodation with Hot Tub and Spa near Kaikoura, South Island

Waiau, North Island (New Zealand)

Cozy Holiday Accommodation with Hot Tub and Spa near Kaikoura, South Island

Nature Lodges
3 units
36 guest capacity
Shared Bathroom
No pets allowed
 Host photo
Hosted by Karyn
  • New accommodation


  • Kid-friendly
  • Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
  • Swimming pool
This cozy holiday accommodation suite is located in Waiau, South Island, only an hour away from the beaches at Kaikoura. It can accommodate between nine and 12 guests.

The suite comes with a queen-size bed and five twin-size bunk beds. There is a shared bathroom with a toilet, a sink, and a shower. There is also a shared kitchen with a fridge, a microwave, and a coffeemaker. Linens and towels are provided. Other amenities include heating and air conditioning, electricity, and Wi-Fi.

After a long day of skiing on the Southern Alps or whale watching in Kaikoura, guests can take a soak in the lodge's hot tubs or warm up by the fireplace in the lounge with a mug of hot cocoa from the cafe. Families can enjoy delicious dinners in the restaurant and couples or friends can enjoy the fully-stocked bar. Outside, there is a large deck with patio furniture, picnic tables, and spectacular views of the countryside and nearby snow-capped mountains.


  • Queen-size bed
  • Bunk bed
  • Electricity
  • Water
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Cell service
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
  • Linens and pillows
  • Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Safe box
  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Sink
  • Towels
  • Shared Kitchen
  • Cooking basics
  • Fridge
  • Coffeemaker
  • Microwave
  • Lounge/Living room
  • Shared Jacuzzi/Hot tub
  • Indoor pool additional charge
  • Outdoor pool additional charge
  • Game room
  • Deck/Patio
  • Outdoor furniture
The lodge has a cafe, bar, and restaurant, as well as hot tubs and spa pools. There is a main lounge with a large wood-burning fireplace and a large furnished deck outside. The double rooms and bunk rooms have shared kitchens and bathrooms.

Guests will enjoy free Wi-Fi inside the lodge and free parking on site.

Guest Services

  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/Pub
  • Spa
Guests can soak in the spa pools for an additional fee of NZ$7 per person per day. For the double rooms, there is an additional nightly fee for each guests exceeding the maximum capacity.

Location + Surroundings

Nearby local services
  • Supermarket
  • Museums
  • Shopping
This lodge is located in Waiau, South Island, New Zealand, and is surrounded by rolling hills, lush woodlands, and rugged snow-capped mountains. Situated in the scenic Alpine Pacific Triangle, the lodge is less than half an hour away from the banks of the Waiau River. It is an hour away from Kaikoura and Hanmer Springs. Waiau is located in the North Canterbury region and is less than two hours away from Christchurch. The closest major airport is Christchurch International Airport, which is around an hour and a half away from Waiau.


  • Swimming
  • Winter sports
  • Water sports
  • Horseback riding on-site
  • Biking
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Stand-up paddleboarding
  • Climbing
  • Fishing
  • Boating/Sailing
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Whale watching
  • Wildlife watching

Guests are only a short drive away from the Waiau River. They can go kayaking, canoeing, whitewater rafting, and fishing along the river. The lodge is an hour away from Pegasus Bay, where guests can boat, sail, paddleboard, and ride jet skis.

Guests can spend the day at Kaikoura, a coastal town only an hour away from the lodge. They can go on a whale watching tour, snorkel with seals, or stroll through museums and a lavender farm. Additionally, guests can head to the beach for swimming and surfing.

The lodge is conveniently located near many ski resorts in the Mount Lyford area and around the Southern Alps. After a day on the slopes, guests can warm up in hot springs at spas in the nearby resort town of Hanmer Springs. Additionally, guests can hike, climb, and ride horses or mountain bikes in the Southern Alps.

At the lodge, guests can soak in the hot tubs or take walks through the surrounding hills and woodlands. The hills and woodlands are great places to watch birds, view wildlife, and take photos of the gorgeous alpine landscape.

In addition, guests can take day trips to Christchurch, South Island's largest city. They can visit art galleries and botanical gardens, go shopping and dining, or take bike rides along the Avon River.

Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: Flexible early check-in allowed additional charge
  • Check-out: Flexible late check-out allowed additional charge
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No Pets allowed
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • Events allowed
  • Some spaces are shared

Accessibility & Safety

  • Wheelchair accessible

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days
Moderate: You will receive a full refund if you cancel at least 7 days prior to check-in.

Additional Information

Smoking is not allowed.

Pets are not allowed.

There is a minimum stay of one night.

The lodge is family-friendly. It can host special events like weddings and large group outings like conferences or reunions.

The lodge is wheelchair accessible.

Share this accommodation