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
Season Winter Mid Peak
Single Night $185 $220 $265
2-3 Nights $125 $150 $195
4+ Nights $110 $125 $165
Peak Mid Winter

Summer

(December, January, February, March)

Autumn/Fall

(April, May) and Spring (October, November)

Winter

(June, July, August, September)

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

You can compare the availability calendars for all our accommodation options.

Lawrence & Kylie

Your Hosts Received…

38 Reviews  

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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 !

November 2018

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!

November 2018

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!

Liz

Liz

Since I booked months ago I have been looking forward to my stay and it didn't disappoint,from the moment you drive up the twisty track and suddenly emerge into a clearing with the house truck and a fabulous view before you.The thick bush around gives a feeling of complete seclusion making outdoor baths quite normal.The bunk beds are a challenge for the older visitors,I managed just.The sound system was great

Fenna

Fenna

The hippie house truck is amazing! Beautiful location, very private, near amazing part of the Abel Tasman Coastal Track and of course the best part is the bathtub outside!!

Andrius

Andrius

We spend 3 nights at house truck for Christmas. Area was lovely , views was amazing however bed sheets were let down! New pillows and duve in urgent need, same as bbq! We really enjoyed bath outside, really good idea.

Celia

Celia

Das Hideway von Lawrence und Kylie ist eine wirklich ausserordentlich tolle Unterkunft. Wunderschön gelegen, traumhafte Aussicht, ökologisch durchdacht, sehr ruhig und privat und das Bad im Freien bei einem Glas Wein ein must. Für Rückzug und Erholung ideal.

Catherine

Catherine

We had a wonderful couple of days at the housetruck as part of our honeymoon. It has a very peaceful setting with gorgeous views. Especially enjoyed our walk to Taupo point-most amazing and quiet beaches I’ve ever seen.

Damien

Damien

Perfect place to get away from the world! Beautiful house truck that is cosy and spacious, including an outdoor bath that overlooks the bay! Beautiful, private location. Hosts very welcoming and gave a tour. Cannot wait to come back here!!! Highly recommend!

Trevor

Trevor

Get away in this dreamy house truck with a book, or a taste for adventure

Pippa

Pippa

We loved the cosy house truck - especially the outside bath!

Elinor

Elinor

We loved how staying in the house truck, it was so peaceful and quiet. Great to have a couple of nights to rest and catch up after over a week of travelling around. Really well equipped with everything you need. Such a comfy and cosy bed!

Brian

Brian

Great spot, short walk to perfect beach. Local area is second to none for a tranquil get away. Not high level avcomadation, but great value for money and very comfortable

Ralena

Ralena

Our stay in the truck was truly amazing, one of the most romantic parts in our trip in NZ. We loved the totally secluded and surrounded by nature place. We really enjoyed the hot tube bath outside at sunset, was really cool! There was everything needed inside the truck as for sleeping, cooking etc so really not much to worry about! Just still a bit impressed by the compost toilet, but there is always a first time lol. We definitely recommend staying at this place if you are a couple and want to spend some time with each other, have a romantic evening etc. was really a highlight of our trip!

Cinimon

Cinimon

Cosy truck house. We had enough room for 2 adults & a toddler. Amazing scenery & very close to some beautiful walks.

Lauren

Lauren

The most amazing space we have every stayed at. We have stayed in a lot of air bnbs and this one is beyond all expectations Loved every minute. Could get used to that bay view while driving in! Comfy beds, great hot water and out side bath/shower. Even had a little friend visit us from the bush

Johny

Johny

Golden Bay Hideaway could not be more appropriately named. It's "off the beaten track" and that's the point! This is one of the best places we've ever stayed as it offers the perfect balance between seclusion and comfort. The area is magical to explore and the house truck has a very special energy and history that is a privilege to be apart of. We'll be back - again!

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!