Golden Bay Hideaway

  • Ideal space for a special getaway
  • Certified wheelchair access
  • Modern conveniences and comforts
  • Close to a range of activities
  • Craftsman's attention to detail
  • Extremely energy efficient
  • Warm all year round
  • Sleeps up to four people

Take a vacation in Kiwi Greenie and enjoy a future-thinking holiday house that catches all the afternoon sun, stores it, and maintains a comfortable temperature at any time of year.

Kiwi Greenie may appear to be just another modern, professionally finished house with stunning views in a beautiful location. Of course everyone will notice some differences sooner or later, but those interested in environmental technology and smart building will find the differences go right down to the foundations.

Kiwi Greenie is designed with four major principles in mind: Energy efficiency, low maintenance/longevity, ease of construction and value for money. It takes eco-home design a step further and improves on the award-winning foundation achieved in Little Greenie. It may be modern, but it’s not about frills or fashion; and while it is unashamedly utilitarian, it’s definitely not drab or boring. It's a living, breathing home.

Facilities

  • Sleeps up to four people
  • Queen-size bed
  • Separate bedroom with 2 singles or double bed
  • Electricity
  • Hot and cold running water
  • Indoor shower and outdoor bath
  • Radio, CD player, Stereo with media player connection
  • Fridge/freezer, cooker/oven and BBQ
  • Linen and bedding provided
  • Underfloor heating

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 $185 $250 $280
3 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $200 $168 $233 $263
4 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $300 $160 $225 $255
5 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $400 $155 $220 $250
6 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $500 $152 $217 $247
7 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $600 $149 $214 $244
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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…

20 Reviews  

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Kai

Kai

Great, very clean house with everything you need. Awesome view! We had such a great time in the jungle. When you go there, bring everything you need from the supermarket in Takaka (25min) and you don’t want to leave anymore. Barbecue outside, big kittchen, perfect to relax!

Rebecca

Rebecca

Great retreat, you literally can’t see another person from the eco lodge, all you can hear is the wildlife!

Ludger

Ludger

Spacious, clean, comfortable and very quiet ecohouse in the hills with a gorgeous view over Wanui bay. We'd love to come back.

Ashley

Ashley

We had a great stay at the Kiwi Greenie while exploring the Golden Bay area. The place was comfortable, clean, and had a spectacular view of Wainui Bay. We especially enjoyed the hot bath after a long day hike along the Abel Tasman Track. We recommend staying here!

Jason

Jason

Probably the best views I've ever had from a place I've stayed. The house itself is thoughtfully designed, stylish, modern, and clean.

Sharon

Sharon

Utterly spectacular! Place is amazing, all you hope it might be & so much more. Area is beautiful & easy to explore. Don’t hesitate for a second. Just book it.

Lane

Lane

Our stay was absolutely amazing. This was our first time staying in a highly eco-friendly home but I’m glad that didn’t stop us from booking the place. The views were amazing and the bathtub outside brought an interesting experience. Lawrence and Kylie gave us great information before we came and I’m glad they did because we stopped in town at the store, as suggested, and didn’t have to worry about leaving the house and could just relax. Would definitely recommend staying at the Kiwi Greenie!

Volker

Volker

The view is amazing and the house is equipped with everything you need. We cooked and enjoyed dinner with the fantastic view. The communication was great and we really relaxed in the house. Thanks for the great time and the opportunity to enjoy the view. If you are nearby you have to book. It’s amazing.

Kitty

Kitty

Kiwi greenie was a great place to stay for a few days of relaxing and exploring the Abel Tasman area. We particularly enjoyed the stunning view from the outdoor bath and the friendly wekas. The eco-house was also an inspiration for living greener.

Tim

Tim

We arrived on a stormy night but still managed a beer in the outside bath. Kiwi Greenie is a delightful place in a truly spectacular and unspoiled location. A perfect place to recharge your batteries. The composting toilet was a challenge at first but the fact it was odour free made us all converts. Recommend the Totaranui - Wanui day walk and half day's kayaking with Golden Bay Kayaks. This all too brief 3 night stay is sure to be the highlight of our NZ adventure. Thank You

Brendan

Brendan

What a magnificent plot of paradise, the priceless morning view across Wainui Bay and to the far shores of Golden Bay. The house and amenities are fabulously finished, everything you'll need for a chance to switch off and get away from the noise and rush of life...and who can say no to a soak in the outdoor bath with a drink. The specifics of the building make for a light and cosy home, you just have to try it for yourself to properly appreciate the smarts that went into the construction and finishing of Kiwi Greenie. We loved the feeling of remoteness, the privacy of the site even though it was an easy enough drive to get back to Takaka and the rest of Golden Bay when needed. We were a stone's throw from the Abel Tasman Park and numerous attractions - take note of the hosts recommendations from their listing.

Annie

Annie

The house and the view are true wonders! A serene escape with nature and ocean surrounding the house! They are creating something so magical with their green energy systems and composting. The space is super hip, but bring CDs or a usb jack hook up if you want music. No screens or WiFi. The underground heating system kept the place comfortable throughout the day. And while the kitchen isn’t totally stocked, you can make it work! The only other thing to note is the shower floods the bathroom a bit. We were greeted upon arrival and given hike recommendations. So kind and helpful.

Ingrid

Ingrid

It was an amazing place to stay.. We loved every minute of it.. That view!!! We loved the outside tub and also enjoyed reading about the history of the bay. Hope to be back someday and will definitely recommend to others. (have done already)

Vivian

Vivian

This is such a dreamy spot, if you’re looking at staying anywhere from Nelson to Golden Bay look no further! It was so peaceful and relaxing and truly a great retreat without being that far away from a few shops. The local area is just stunning with lots of great walks nearby. A one of a kind place!

Annika

Annika

Great stay with a wonderful hike locally. Got great advice for the different options for what we wanted hiking. check in was easy and boy was it isolated. Could see the stars and listen to the birds. Exactly what we wanted :)

Bruno

Bruno

One the few gems one can find in this busy world. The perfect get away for switch off while having a great time and feeling up with good memories, food, fishing and Kiwi hospitality.

Mackenzie

Mackenzie

Unbeatable view!! Incredibly relaxing place, you truly are alone with nature. We loved watching the sunset go down every night. We will be back :)

Galit

Galit

This is an incredible location when it comes to access to Able Tasman which you can access just down the road. The house is super quiet, peaceful, and comfortable. The outdoor bath under the New Zealand starry sky is as good as you'd imagine. I was here on a chilly Autumn night and filled it full and hot and enjoyed a bath even though it was cool out. Rain or shine, the view is divine. If you're looking for something comfortable, quiet, private and well located this is it for sure. Enjoy!

Aimee

Aimee

Great place, fantastic stay and really enjoyed the space. Worth noting the 3G is not super strong, but honestly it is well worth switching off and enjoying the view and space.

Anusheh

Anusheh

The place is one out of a storybook. Definitely recommend staying!

Travel to Golden Bay

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

How to Find Us

Kiwi Greenie Technology

  • Passive solar design

    Heat is captured and stored in abode bricks.

  • Off-grid electricity supply

    Power comes from solar panels and battery bank.

  • High tech solar hot water

    Serious heat retention and monitoring.

  • Highly insulated window system

    Double-glazed and beautiful to behold.

  • Innovative composting toilet system

    No smells and makes good earth for the garden.

  • Solar/boiler underfloor heating

    Stable temperature in winter.

Learn more about the construction of Kiwi Greenie.

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!