Golden Bay Hideaway

  • Perfect couples retreat
  • Peaceful and private
  • Beautifully handcrafted
  • Luxurious outside bath
  • Amazing sea views
  • Cosy and warm
  • Unique kiwi experience
  • Sleeps four + tents

House Truck is a lovingly restored and beautifully presented old house truck with fantastic sea and mountain views in a private bush location. This fully equipped wagon is a cosy sanctuary to restore your pioneer spirit.

A wood fire keeps the beautifully crafted kauri and oak timber interior warm on cooler days. This is the ideal place for a couple to get away from the hustle of daily life. Even in stormy nights staying in this house truck is a comfortable experience.

There is plenty of room for parking or an extra tent and the generous surroundings are all yours.

Facilities

  • Sleeps up to four people
  • Electricity
  • Hot and cold running water
  • Shower and bath
  • Radio and CD player
  • Fridge and cooker/oven
  • Two queen-size beds
  • Linen and bedding provided
  • Wood stove and electric heater

What To Do

  • Nothing

    Take a moment… breathe out… and breathe in the quiet.

  • Beautiful Sunsets

    Over the water in winter and the mountains in summer. The weather doesn't matter, it'll be just perfect.

  • Outdoor Bath

    Every guest loves our outdoor baths - what's not to love? Steaming hot water, magical views and a quiet moment to just be.

  • Swim in the Sea

    The clear waters around Wainui Bay are ideal for taking a dip. Or you can simply explore the shoreline.

  • Walk to Taupo Point

    A two hour walk along the coastline from Wainui Bay is Taupo Point pa. Evening picnics at Taupo Point are very special. The beach glows under the fading evening light and the kanuka trees turn a rich, bronze colour which contrasts with the emerald colour of the sea.

  • Walk to Wainui Falls

    Just five minutes from Golden Bay Hideaway. This is one of Golden Bay's must-do short walks. A stunning native bush track along the Wainui River leads to Wainui Falls, the largest falls in Golden Bay - pack for a picnic and a swim.

  • North Park Walks

    Walk the remote northern section of the famous Abel Tasman Coast Track from Totaranui back to Golden Bay Hideaway at Wainui. You'll experience the wild beauty, golden sand beaches and clear waters - without the crowds you might encounter further south. It is a beautiful walk!

  • Kite Surfing

    Having consistent north and north-westerly winds in the main season (September to December) and the still turquoise waters in the lagoon makes it a very attractive spot for freestyle. You can have all conditions in one day, as when the tide goes out there are some nice waves on the main outer beach.

  • Kayaking

    The Abel Tasman National park is a world renowned sea kayaking destination. Golden Bay Hideaway is a perfectly positioned at the northern end of the national park to explore the many beaches, coves and headlands.

  • Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)

    There are many days with still waters from December on, and that makes SUPping an awesome experience here. Easily access the many islands and the northern part of the Abel Tasman National Park, exploring its beautiful flora and fauna.

  • Mountain Bike Park

    On-site at Golden Bay Hideaway is the best downhill bike park and jumps in the top of the south island. Lovingly crafted by Amani McIntyre. Bring your bike and get professional instruction.

  • Abel Tasman National Park

    Abel Tasman National Park is loved for its golden beaches, sculptured granite cliffs, and world-famous Abel Tasman Coast Track. With a mild climate and easy access its a good place to visit at any time of the year.

  • Golden Bay

    A destination for travellers from around the world, Golden Bay's attraction lies in its remoteness and proximity to internationally significant conservation areas, such as Farewell Spit, Kahurangi National Park and Te Waikoropupu Springs. This plus its relaxed festival atmosphere and friendly culture mean that the population triples during the holiday summer season.

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The longer you stay the more you save!

Nightly Price Including $100 cleaning fee. Winter Mid Peak
1 night SORRY - NO ONE NIGHT STAYS
2 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $100 $135 $160 $205
3 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $200 $118 $143 $188
4 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $300 $110 $135 $180
5 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $400 $105 $130 $175
6 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $500 $102 $127 $172
7 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $600 $99 $124 $169
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(June, July, August, September)

Autumn/Spring

(April, May and October, November)

Summer

(December, January, February, March)

All prices are for 2 people (shared bed) and are per night. Prices include cleaning fee. $30/night per extra person/bed.

Pricing table nightly prices are in NZ dollars, include GST and $100 cleaning fee (per reservation). Prices have been rounded to the nearest dollar and final prices may vary slightly.

Minimum 2 night stay - contact us to enquire about one night stays.

Lawrence & Kylie

Your Hosts Received…

34 Reviews  

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Tina

Tina

Beautiful place!!!

February 2019

Lucy

Lucy

This was an amazing Airbnb! The space was exactly and described and better. The outdoor bath was a big highlight and prompt responses from the hosts with messages. Highly recommend!

January 2019

Tony

Tony

As unique as it gets, completely fitting for Golden Bay's granola scene ... had a nice time.

Leslie & Rafael

Leslie & Rafael

We loved the house truck! It was a bit of an adjustment at first - Dad a bit skeptical of the composting toilet and ladders to the bed - but once we sat down and enjoyed the view it took all the struggles away. My husband and I loved the outdoor shower! The area is stunning and it’s such an experience. We would definitely stay again.

Louise

Louise

Beautiful location and the truckhouse was oozing with character. We came straight from the Picton ferry which was already an hour late, additionally we were not aware of how challenging and windy the roads were so I would suggest not to do this drive at night. The beds were very comfortable. Wainui Bay was beautiful and safe for children and it was a scenic drive to Farewell Spit where we could walk along the beach and view the migratory birds. Make sure you come prepared with food as it is a long windy drive back to the supermarket.

Logan

Logan

The house truck was such a treat. A quiet oasis in a busy world.

Ken

Ken

My family of four had a wonderful two night stay at the house truck. It truly does provide a unique visit. We had the good fortune of great weather, providing sun for eating and playing outdoors alongside cool evenings ideal for sleeping. Similarly, the views and the access the Abel Tasman hikes could not be more ideal. While I suspect the house truck might be tight space for a family on a rainy day, we were fortunate to not have that challenge. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a change of space and willing to climb a small ladder into bed!

Jennifer

Jennifer

Absolutely amazing place to stay. Very well kitted out. All the wee touches made it so special.

Yannick

Yannick

La baignoire sous les étoiles c’est top Attention un peu éloigné de tout, en fait idéal pour se mettre au vert Le camion est original et c’est une expérience Compter presque 1h30 pour rejoindre le parc Abel Tasman Un bon moment

Ben

Ben

Fantastic location, made excellent use of the bbq for alfresco dining, views to die for, outside bath and shower wonderful in great weather and in complete privacy. A big thank you to Lawrence who was quick off the mark in sorting out a water issue before we even knew we had one and for the tips on local walks.

Benjamin

Benjamin

Honestly a dream stay, amazing views, beautiful cosy house truck, hot bath , wood fire and the comfort of nature surrounds. Like something out of a fantasy novel !

Jack

Jack

This was the highlight of our entire South Island trip. Incredible spot and amazing hospitality. Definitely want to come back, and maybe try the other lodges on offer!

Erin

Erin

This place is a dream. If you’re looking for a bubble to live in for a few days, secluded enough so nobody can ‘pop’ it, this is the place. Easy walking distance down to the beach and taupo point, it’s set just far enough out to give you head space but with still plenty to explore. Kylie and Lawrence’s vision of creating an eco friendly place is great, but from reading their notice board, I read that they aim to create a place for couples to rejuvenate relationships and spend quality time together. Without a doubt, this was successful during our visit as we put aside technology and just appreciated our surroundings and our company. Having a bath under the stars and as the sun set was also an amazing, unforgettable experience. Thanks so much for having us and sharing your amazing vision and intentions with us. We had an incredible time and it was the perfect way to end our road trip!

Kyran

Kyran

I don’t know what to say apart from just stay here. It’s amazing, comfortable and will blow you away.

Kirstin

Kirstin

Great experience! Beautiful location and lots of thoughtful touches to make the stay even more unforgettable! Highly recommend it!

Eric

Eric

THE COOLEST PLACE EVER! Definitely stay here. The House Truck was the best part of our trip. It is in a quiet location, next to the beach, and plenty of trails. The truck has amazing views, and everything you need for your vacation. We will definitely be returning.

Grace

Grace

The most beautiful location for the brilliant House Truck. A lot of love has gone into making it and we really enjoyed reading about it. Fantastic stay!

Andy

Andy

Do not hesitate to stay here! It was the perfect getaway for us in a mind-blowing location. The hosts offered great local tips, check-in was a breeze, and the location very private and serene. Being surrounded by native bush and that view, you simply can't lose. The truck itself is the epitome of character and charm, and is especially cozy after watching the sun drop below the hills over the bay - make sure you read through its history and previous guests notes in the guestbook. I could go on, but I'll just finish off by saying a huge thank you for offering such brilliant and eco-friendly accommodation. We will be back!

Samantha

Samantha

Really awesome space, we loved spending time here and it's super private. I would say though tall people do need to mind their heads when walking out the door!!!

Ana

Ana

The amazing house truck is absolutely AMAZING, as it´s actually called. The whole environment is wonderful, the place, the toilet, the bath, but more importantly the style of the truck itself. We had a remarkable experience!

Mary

Mary

Oh my goodness, you just have to go! Loved every minute.

Debbie

Debbie

Beautiful location. Would love to go back

Josephine

Josephine

What a fantastic spot, it really is one of a kind! The house truck makes for an unforgettable break away, very peaceful and relaxing, the views are magical. Highly recommend a weekend getaway in this little piece of paradise!

Brylee

Brylee

Absolutely beautiful!! An amazing little ‘glam-ping’ experience!!! Definitely recommend staying here to relax and unwind!

Robyn

Robyn

We had a lovely weekend at the house truck, despite the wet weather. Our girls loved it too.

Nicholas

Nicholas

This stay was an all time favourite. The location was second to none, there was an abundance of incredible bushwalking, it was super cosy and the bathtub was impossible to get out of. 10/10

Leah

Leah

The House truck was a lovely place to stay for a few nights. Beautiful location, very relaxing! The outdoor bath was a definite highlight. Would recommend to anyone looking for a quiet and relaxing few nights in Golden Bay

Hamish

Hamish

The TruckHome is a wonderful place to spend sometime while exploring Golden Bay. About 20 minutes from Pohara, and another 10 from Takaka, there's a lot to do in the area for those who love being outside. Even in early winter, the home was comfortable, cosy and warm. And the outdoor shower/bath was great - a bath under the stars is a rare opportunity not to be missed!

Elise

Elise

Perfect spot for a private weekend away!

Emma

Emma

Awesome location

Sean

Sean

We had an amazing stay at the truck house! Very cozy and everything has been well thought of in this place. Thanks to the people that dreamed of this project and made it happen. One of the most fabulous and original accommodations we ever stayed in. The eco friendly initiatives are a plus too!

Lauren

Lauren

To say this spot is incredible will be underselling it! The two nights spent at the house bus was amazing. The views, the friendly wildlife, the piece and quiet, the overall setting - it is by far the best place we have stayed at in NZ. Being locals, we get used to the beauty, but this place really shocked us back into just how amazing NZ (and its hospitality) can be. We will most certainly be returning in the future.

Mareike

Mareike

The house truck is really a very special and unique place to stay. The view is amazing and you can easily reach the most beautiful hiking tracks of Able Tasman. And of course the hot bath at night is just wonderful.

David

David

An amazing space in a beautiful location!

Travel to Golden Bay

Flights direct from Wellington from $109/person
Rental cars in Golden Bay from $49/day

How to Find Us

Plenty to Do

There's no TV but you'll be entertained all the same.

  • Beautiful Sunsets

    Over the water in winter and the mountains in summer.

  • Walk to Wainui Falls

    Through lush original forest and over a swing bridge.

  • Go Swimming

    The clear waters around Wainui Bay are ideal.

Look at our attractions section for more ideas.

Recycling

In keeping with its aim of fostering a high standard of environmental ethics, Golden Bay Hideaway operates a well organised recycling regime with organised bins - even the bins are recycled!