Golden Bay Hideaway

  • COVID-19 Protection
  • Perfect couples retreat
  • Peaceful and private
  • Beautifully handcrafted
  • Luxurious outside bath
  • Clean and green
  • 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.


  • 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
  • Immaculately clean and tidy
  • 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.

House Truck


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House Truck Pricing

COVID-19 Protection means that prices have been reduced - that's nice!

Season Including $100 cleaning fee. Low Mid Peak
2 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $100 $135 $145 $175
3 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $200 $118 $128 $158
4 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $300 $110 $120 $150
5 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $400 $105 $115 $145
6 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $500 $102 $112 $142
7 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $600 $99 $109 $139
Low Season Mid Season Peak Season


(June, July, August, September)


(April, May and October, November)


(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 prices are for the next upcoming season (Low, Mid or Peak) - pricing for future seasons (eg. a year later) may differ. All prices are in 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 - no one night stays.


Lawrence & Kylie

Your Hosts Received…

21 Reviews  


Brilliant service and communication! Well worth the stay

August 2021


The house truck was absolutely fabulous! Check in and out was a breeze and the area was nice and private. The view over Wainui Bay and the sunsets each night were stunning, as was the soak in the outside bath at night looking up at the stars. The inside was so cute and had everything I needed. I loved the eco friendly, sustainable nature of the place including the composting toilet and found the whole experience good for my heart and soul. Thanks Lawrence and Kylie, I can't wait to visit again!

August 2021


Another fabulous stay at the Amazing House Truck. Loved every minute. We’ll definitely be back again and this was our 3rd visit! Thank you!


The house truck is exactly how it looks. Really cute. Managed to fit four adults for two nights reasonably comfortably.


Well worth the drive and remote location. Incredibly idyllic, and full of stories. On clear nights the stars are stunning, and from sunrise to sunset the bay just ebbs and flows welcomingly.


Perfect spot. Such a treat to enjoy a different living space in a quiet environment. Loved the outdoor shower/bath. Highly recommend.


Just book it, don’t think twice, you won’t be disappointed. Everything in and around this amazing truck is magical, from the sunset views from bed, or from the outdoor bath, the lights, the cosy spaces. I absolutely loved it, will come again!!


Beautiful Airbnb! Amazing location! This is a peaceful, retreat and the perfect getaway. Great communication with hosts! Thank you for everything


The House Truck is the perfect place for a peaceful time away from everything and everyone! Great for single persone or a couple. I recommend highly!


Great spot, very relaxing, definitely recommend this for anyone looking for some peace and quiet.


A fantastic place to stay. Beautiful location and the house truck is great!


Such a wonderful spot, everything was set up for guests and relaxing in that bath - amazing! Highly recommend for those city slickers keen on an adventure and in need of some time away from the hustle and bustle of city NZ. Already itching to get back! Thanks to the wonderful hosts!


The house truck lives up to and surpasses the promise of a unique and memorable escape for you and your family. We enjoyed two unforgettable evenings at this one of a kind spot, and it gave us an opportunity as a family to spend quality time together away from distractions in some of the most beautiful landscapes imaginable. Thank you Lawrence and Kylie for creating this special place and sharing it with others!


What an amazing place to stay!!! Incredible views, a well equipped bus with beautiful touches inside. It felt so unique and perfectly secluded, we loved having our privacy. When we needed help we called the office and someone came to help us immediately. Our children loved staying here and having their bunk with a ladder to climb up, we even found a bag of Lego in one of the cupboards. The outdoor bath was great with plenty of very hot water straight from the tap, we didn't really use the shower as it was very windy during our stay. The private compost toilet was just fine and the children enjoyed sprinkling sawdust down after using. Thank you for our stay!


Beautiful spot! Very unique stay with everything you need! Would highly recommend!


We loved the house bus had the best bath and just enjoyed the peace and surroundings


Amazing view and an absolutely awesome place to stay. It has everything you need. The outside bath under the stars was epic. Definitely recommend!


If you are looking for a private respite that’s a little different this is the truck for you! Everything you need is included, the view is amazing and the out door bath to die for - especially if you have walked one of the many tracks which start just 5mins down the road from the accommodation. Highly recommend.


Such an amazing & unique stay! Would recommend to all, wish we stayed longer. The house is super equipped with all you need and the house managers were super helpful with giving tips :) loved it!


Amazing place to stay!


Excellent stay. Loved it!!

Clean and Green

In keeping with our aim of fostering a high standard of environmental ethics, we operate a well organised recycling regime with organised bins - even the bins are recycled!

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.

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COVID-19 Information

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COVID-19 Protection Plan

COVID-19 Protection Plan

We're taking the COVID-19 situation very seriously and we're prepared to make everything as safe, easy and affordable as possible for our guests. Golden Bay Hideaway is tackling this challenge with a range of important measures:

Exceptionally Clean

We're very proud of our record on providing an exceptionally clean and safe environment for all our guests. The many glowing reviews in this regard are truly appreciated.

Each home is cleaned on a regular basis and a deep and thorough clean is completed before you arrive for your stay. This involves but is not limited to:

  • Deploying hospital grade cleaning products.
  • Sanitize all 'high touch' surfaces.
  • Dust and clean floors.
  • Clean and shine windows and doors.
  • Refreshing linen and towels and restock supplies.
  • Wash and inspect dishes.
  • Removing of any rubbish.
  • We double-check that everything is clean and safe for your stay.

Golden Bay Hideaway cleaning staff are trained in good hand hygiene and follow recommended cleaning guidelines from the New Zealand Ministry of Health. We encourage our guests to do the same.

Soap, hand sanitisers and disposable (and compostable) hand drying towels are provided for every visitor's safety.

Low-touch Bubble

Each of our accommodations is completely separate from the others. There are no shared facilities. You'll feel like it's just you and the view.

Our "low-touch" approach to the check-in/check-out process means you'll likely never meet any of us face-to-face. When you arrive at Golden Bay Hideaway you can use the intercom at the gate to announce your arrival. From there you simply follow the signs to your accommodation of choice - ready and waiting. And for checkout you can just leave.

We'll never arrive unannounced and burst your bubble. But of course we're always around should you need us - just call or send us a message.

"No worries" Cancellation

Book your bubble break with confidence!

In these uncertain times it can be hard to make a plan for the future. We reckon taking a break shouldn't be a stressful experience. So we're making it easy for you to have no worries with our generous cancellation policy.

While the NZ Government maintains strict border controls for COVID-19 we are only accepting bookings that meet various criteria. Please read all latest information.

Please have a read of our cancellation policy.

Rates Reduced

That's right, we're dropping our nightly rates during this time of hardship. Everyone's feeling the pinch and we reckon that we can help each other out in this situation. You get a great deal and our houses are not sitting empty - nice!

As always you can book instantly via our website with our updated pricing.

Lawrence and Kylie

Go well and please get in touch if you have any questions and comments.