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

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 $145 $170 $215
3 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $200 $128 $153 $198
4 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $300 $120 $145 $190
5 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $400 $115 $140 $185
6 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $500 $112 $137 $182
7 nights PER NIGHT SAVE $600 $109 $134 $179
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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

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Stephanie

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.

September 2019

Catrin

Catrin

What an unique find! The house truck is quirky, comfy and warm even in the Winter. We loved waking up to the view of the coast and had a lovely time visiting the springs, the falls and a walk to the beach to see the sunset. The outside bath / shower was an added magical touch. Even though we were apprehensive of venturing out to the cold to begin with, the water was lovely and warm, the view of the coast in the morning and the stars in the evening was amazing and we even had a few feathered friends outside to keep us company! Thank you for a wonderful stay!

August 2019

Sally

Sally

We absolutely loved our stay at Lawrence and Kylie’s House Truck. It has its own secluded area with a stunning panoramic view of the Wainui river inlet. The truck is so comfy and cosy. It was so lovely that the heater was left on for our evening arrival. The next night we lit the little stove which was magic. We loved every feature specially cooking in the little kitchen and sunset outdoor baths. The eco friendly features were a big plus for us too, specially the clever security light system that shows you the way to the loo after dark. Absolutely fantastic we can’t wait to come back. Thanks heaps.

Bex

Bex

Amazing house truck, really cool experience for kids our daughter loved the place. The view is outstanding and sunsets are divine. The place and beach is magical and definitely a good spot for immersing into nature. The truck is beautifully kept. And has all we needed.

Megan

Megan

We had an awesome time in the Amazing House Truck! It was quirky and wonderful and in a beautiful location! Very comfy and cozy and perfect for our Abel Tasman adventure.

Bailie

Bailie

We had a lovely time in the house truck. Private and peaceful and an outdoor bath in horrid weather was perfect!

Kiana

Kiana

Great location although I recommend driving to it in daylight. Kids loved the bath and beds, I would have appreciated a few extra blankets to sit outside.

Meagan

Meagan

This was a very unique place! Location was amazing

Leanne

Leanne

beautiful spot.

Johny

Johny

One of the best Airbnb's in New Zealand. Amazing scenery and amazing facilities.

Joe

Joe

The fireplace and outside bath are a winner winner chicken dinner. The view was private and peaceful. The playhouse type bedding is gorgeous and the truck is warm and inviting. The owners are great at accommodating to your needs efficiently and the cleanliness of the place was bang on!! :)

Nathan

Nathan

Favorite spot on the planet. I’ll be back!

Cecilia

Cecilia

Perfection. Words can’t rate this highly enough.

Tim

Tim

The housetruck exceeded our every expectation. Its just wonderful. A must if you're ever close by.

Ruth

Ruth

We came to stay at the House Truck as a 40th birthday treat for my husband - a sneaky weekend away from the kids - and it was absolutely perfect. Totally secluded, with views to die for, but close enough to civilisation that we were able to pick up a takeaway pizza and bring it back to eat while it was still hot... would absolutely recommend it. The outside bath was amazing too! We are desperate to go back already.

Sylvia

Sylvia

Le truck house est très rustique, mais si chaleureux avec une vue magnifique sur Wainui Bay. C'est un très bel endroit pour se couper de sa routine et se rapprocher de la nature.

Alexandra

Alexandra

We loved the house truck! The location is beautiful and close to amazing walking tracks. The space has everything you need plus a tub. Thank you!

Monique

Monique

Amazing place to stay in the hills of Wainui Bay, tucked away up the hill in a private setting with a beautiful outside bath/shower surrounded by beautiful nature. Gorgeous housetruck beautifully crafted by Lawrence. A BnB stay which you wont forget. Loved it .Wish we could have stayed longer!

Aizza Marie

Aizza Marie

Thank you Lawrence and Kylie for letting us stay in your lovely, unique and cool house truck. My son loved the outdoor bath, had an awesome and relaxing stay. We will definitely come back for another adventure. ❤

Elfriede

Elfriede

Wir waren nicht die richtigen Gäste für diese Unterkunft

Lucie

Lucie

Votre endroit est vraiment spécial et unique, on est contents d’être allés. Tranquillité extraordinaire!!!!

Juliane

Juliane

Most beautiful place. We loved the open air bath. The truck has everything you will need.

Mark

Mark

A cosy stay for the four of us. Great fun, superb location and so chilled.

Marion

Marion

We really loved our stay in this wonderful place with this beautiful view. I celebrated my 40th birthday there in family and it was perfect. We loved the cosy house truck and the little things that we can find inside. The girls loved the Lego bag and the bath outside. We feel the nature everywhere and it was so nice to meet wekas. Thank you so much. Wonderfull memories in our world trip. It was very hard to leave this place and we wish we can come back soon.

Tina

Tina

Beautiful place!!!

Lucy

Lucy

This was an amazing Airbnb! The space was exactly and described and better. The outdoor bath was a big highlight and prompt responses from the hosts with messages. Highly recommend!

Tony

Tony

As unique as it gets, completely fitting for Golden Bay's granola scene ... had a nice time.

Leslie & Rafael

Leslie & Rafael

We loved the house truck! It was a bit of an adjustment at first - Dad a bit skeptical of the composting toilet and ladders to the bed - but once we sat down and enjoyed the view it took all the struggles away. My husband and I loved the outdoor shower! The area is stunning and it’s such an experience. We would definitely stay again.

Louise

Louise

Beautiful location and the truckhouse was oozing with character. We came straight from the Picton ferry which was already an hour late, additionally we were not aware of how challenging and windy the roads were so I would suggest not to do this drive at night. The beds were very comfortable. Wainui Bay was beautiful and safe for children and it was a scenic drive to Farewell Spit where we could walk along the beach and view the migratory birds. Make sure you come prepared with food as it is a long windy drive back to the supermarket.

Logan

Logan

The house truck was such a treat. A quiet oasis in a busy world.

Ken

Ken

My family of four had a wonderful two night stay at the house truck. It truly does provide a unique visit. We had the good fortune of great weather, providing sun for eating and playing outdoors alongside cool evenings ideal for sleeping. Similarly, the views and the access the Abel Tasman hikes could not be more ideal. While I suspect the house truck might be tight space for a family on a rainy day, we were fortunate to not have that challenge. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a change of space and willing to climb a small ladder into bed!

Jennifer

Jennifer

Absolutely amazing place to stay. Very well kitted out. All the wee touches made it so special.

Yannick

Yannick

La baignoire sous les étoiles c’est top Attention un peu éloigné de tout, en fait idéal pour se mettre au vert Le camion est original et c’est une expérience Compter presque 1h30 pour rejoindre le parc Abel Tasman Un bon moment

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!