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

Season Low Season Mid Season Peak Season
Rate $85 per night $95 per night $125 per night

Per booking


$100 one-off cleaning fee


$100 one-off cleaning fee


$100 one-off cleaning fee


June, July, August, September

Autumn & Spring
April, May and October, November

December, January, February, March

25% less when booking direct

Unlike Airbnb and, our prices are up-front and honest! Be careful when comparing prices.

All-inclusive pricing table

Inclusive of the one-off $100 cleaning fee.

Season Low Mid Peak
2 nights $135 per night $145 per night $175 per night
3 nights $118 per night $128 per night $158 per night
4 nights $110 per night $120 per night $150 per night
5 nights $105 per night $115 per night $145 per night

The longer you stay the cheaper it gets!

Important Details

  • Our direct booking prices are up-front and honest.

    The cleaning fee is often hidden on third-party booking websites, not shown until you're paying.

    Our accommodation can be found and booked on Airbnb and where it can "appear" less expensive. However, these websites often hide additional fees and their booking cancellation policies may differ.

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  • Minimum two night stay.

    Sorry, one night stays are not available.

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  • Prices are for two people in a shared bed.

    The standard price is for two people in a shared bed. There is an additional $30/night fee if you wish to use two separate beds.

    House Truck sleeps a maximum of four people. There is an $30/night additional fee for each extra person beyond two people.

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  • Future season pricing may differ.

    The displayed prices are for the next upcoming season (Low, Mid or Peak). Pricing for future seasons (eg. a year later) may differ. A final price will be shown prior to any payment.

  • Prices in NZ dollars.

    All prices are in in NZ dollars and include applicable taxes (GST).


Lawrence & Kylie

Your Hosts Received…

18 Reviews  



Lush! It’d exactly as you imagine. A gorgeous getaway in remote wainui bay.

January 2022



The amazing house truck is just that, amazing! This was the best Airbnb experience we have had. The house truck has everything you need, a beautiful outdoor tub and shower and a cosy rustic interior with all the essentials. The location is just beautiful, 15 mins walk to the beach and the truck is situated on a little hill, overlooking wainui bay. We are already planning our return. Thanks again Lawrence and Kylie. Jen and Julian.



Everything you could possibly need, super clean, and looked after old truck in a beautiful location

Danielle & Hayden

Danielle & Hayden

Lovely romantic stay in the house truck. Heard good things and we were not disappointed! Big bath was the key seller for us!



a wonderful place to stay for a secluded retreat. the house truck was exactly like the photos. easy to walk to Wainui beach and quick drive to Wainui Falls. An awesome suprise for my husband's birthday. Many thanks Barbara



We loved it here. The outside Bath and shower were such a treat even in the wet weather. The house truck is well appointed and very cosy. The perfect setting to relax and unwind!



Wonderful stay loved it! Super accomodation and hosts. Beautiful location and amazing experience. A nicer tea and hot drink option would have been nice as a more refined finish to our stay as feedback.



A truly remarkable, beautiful and unique Airbnb! Clean, charming, private, cozy, and with a stunning view - it was the perfect magical getaway for us both, and provided us with great inspiration for our own future building ideas. You can feel the love, precision and care that went into crafting this beautiful home/work of art. Would stay again and recommend without question. Thank you again Lawrence, Kylie and Rata!



This is an absolute gem in paradise. Perfect couples retreat & place to totally wind down. Best little break away ever.



Amazing stay in golden bay! The house truck is such a unique and fantastic stay! It has everything you need! It’s super cosy and private with a stunning view. The outdoor bath and shower was so nice in the evening. We had never used a compostable bathroom before and it was totally fine and clean. Check in and out was super easy. I highly recommend this accom!!



Everything promised and more!! Thank you Lawrence for rocking up so quick n showing me around! Recommend the truck house for a definite time out with a difference!!



Wonderful experience and totally private except for weka 😃 Excellent location for walks and swims in the Abel Tasman



Great spot with amazing views. The house truck is beautiful everything you need is there.



Brilliant service and communication! Well worth the stay



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.

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.

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:

All Guests Welcome

We've taken measures to ensure our accommodations are safe for all our guests. For this reason we are not requiring vaccine certificates or passes. All our staff are fully vaccinated.

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 fully vaccinated, trained in good 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.

Our (fully vaccinated) staff will 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.

Lawrence and Kylie

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