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.

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
  • 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.

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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
1 night SORRY - NO ONE NIGHT STAYS
2 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $100 $130 $140 $170
3 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $200 $113 $123 $153
4 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $300 $105 $115 $145
5 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $400 $100 $110 $140
6 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $500 $97 $107 $137
7 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $600 $94 $104 $134
Low Season Mid Season Peak Season

Winter

(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 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 - contact us to enquire about one night stays.

Lawrence & Kylie

Your Hosts Received…

22 Reviews  

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Angela

Highly recommend this accommodation! We stayed here after hiking the Abel Tasman and loved having this cozy space to relax in. The bath is absolutely amazing :)

September 2020

Steve

We knew when we booked this would be a unique experience and it was even better when we arrived! Had everything you need and we regret not booking longer! Lawrence an Kylie we love what your doing!!

September 2020

Jessica

We had such an amazing stay in the House Truck. One of the highlights was the outdoor shower! We loved the cozy space, yet it had everything we needed. The location was situated perfectly for everything we wanted to do in the Abel Tasman, yet was also very remote.

September 2020

Robin

This is a SUPER romantic spot that allows you to cosplay at what it'd be like to live a life on the road. Very private in the bush with a stunning view and surprisingly good internet reception. Outside bath and shower is a treat. Suitable for a couple or solo parent but a bit pokey for a family if it was a rainy day.

September 2020

Sally

We absolutely loved our stay. So relaxing. A truly special place which is beautifully maintained. The location is heavenly. Our visit is now an annual tradition! Thank you!

Kate

Really great, unique experience to stay in the house truck. We enjoyed our stay and loved the amazing view as the sun set over the bay!

Sam

The house truck was such a wonderful experience, I couldn't recommend anything better!

Emily

Super lovely wee spot, amazing house truck, views, bath, birds, Weka.. Beautiful

Shana

This place is heaven on earth! We had a great stay and enjoyed the location/accommodation a lot. Loved the bathtub and the fireplace kept the place very warm on the cold evenings. The location was great, as we could easily access the Abel Tasman and the near by towns. Communication with the hosts was great and swift. even after I left my glasses behind. Would highly recommend and we will be returning again to this magical place :)

Anna

Hands down most memorable Airbnb experience ever. Beautiful views over such a gorgeous part of New Zealand. The truck is so cosy and has everything you need. Outdoor shower and bath are a dream. Composting toilet easy to use and well lit at night. (Nice to live a sustainable solution to poop and co!). I was worried I’d be cold with it being winter but the truck heats up so quickly and the shower is so hot there’s no worries about being too cold at all. The sun hits the picnic table around 9.30/10am which is just about perfect for breakfast. Highly recommend!

Amber

We loved the magical location, view of Wainui Bay from our private little yard, the bath was AMAZING, and a great sound system for fun vibes. Very relaxing place. Excellent proximity to Abel Tasman trails, the bay, and the Wainui falls. The house truck is very comparable to a tiny home. It’s a charming, cozy and romantic space! Might be a bit small on a rainy day. The fireplace is a welcome touch.

Sophie

Lawrence and Kylie’s house truck is an absolutely special, cosy, inspiring experience. The location is breathtaking, the outdoor bath is amazing... it’s just so worth a try!!!

Lise

Fun to try the truck. It truly is a tiny house so well decorated. We liked the tub outside which was great after a long day in Abel Tasman national park with a lot of walking and kayaking (R&R kayaks) and in the morning we sat outside and enjoyed the view.

Sarah

Compact and cute. Perfect if you want an escape into nature.

Christian

Four relaxing days and nights in a beautifully decorated house truck - in a stunning environment in a clearing in the forest overlooking the Bay! Wonderful ... I could have cancelled our next 20 days to stay longer, but my family wanted to move on to see more of NZ And very friendly hosts!

Sofie

We loved our stay at the housetruck. Taking a relaxing bath outside with wonderful views of the Wanui bay is just amazing. The location however is not as secluded as it may seem in the pictures. There are other accomodations on site, so you may hear cars, people and/or music.

Anna

So relaxing. The interior of the truck is just gorgeous. Loved our two night stay so much.

Mia

I cannot recommend Lawrence and Kylie’s place more the location is beautiful and the hospitality was great!

Oliver

The truck is a great way to turn off from daily life. You are almost forced by the location. The truck itself is well equipped for a small space. The bath with a bottle of wine is delightful. The local area is amazing, we went sea kayaking, saw a waterfall and a caves. I wish we had more time around golden bay.

Kelly

Such a special place to stay, beautiful location, quirky accommodation which was cosy and comfy. It felt like we were on a little adventure. The hosts were very welcoming and helpful and I would not hesitate to recommend. Our 5 and 6 year olds absolutely loved the truck and their imaginations were in overdrive as they pretended to drive all over the place! The friendly weka were a bonus too. All in all a little bit of fun in paradise.

Sam

The house truck is an absolute must! It was so cosy and the location is beautiful, just a short drive away from the beautiful Wainui Falls. The outdoor bath/shower is definitely a highlight!

Stephanie

We loved loved loved the house truck. So fun! It was fun to be in a little hideaway with an awesome view. The composting toilet was awesome. We would love to return. My son loved sitting in the front of the truck and “driving us places.” Truly a unique experience.

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

goldenbayhideaway.co.nz/covid-19

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.

We're waiving standard cancellation policies and refunding guests in full if they have to cancel due to a government imposed lockdown.

Please have a read of our new 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.