WELCOME to OBSERVATION ROCK LODGE – Your luxury boutique accommodation, gourmet dining and wellness retreat on Stewart Island, New Zealand

  • Your sunset view from the Lodge

    Your sunset view from the Lodge

  • Gardens by the sea

    Gardens by the sea

  • Welcome at Observation Rock Lodge!

    Welcome at Observation Rock Lodge!

  • Kaka parrot visiting

    Kaka parrot visiting

  • Give him a nut or two by hand

    Give him a nut or two by hand

  • Resident Tui at the Rata tree

    Resident Tui at the Rata tree

  • Enjoy New Zealand nature

    Enjoy New Zealand nature

  • Wildlife encounters at the Lodge - Wood Pigeons

    Wildlife encounters at the Lodge - Wood Pigeons

  • Lodge lounge

    Lodge lounge

  • To the gardens!

    To the gardens!

  • Fresh from the gardens

    Fresh from the gardens

  • Entrance path

    Entrance path

  • Gardens

    Gardens

  • Bellbird visiting

    Bellbird visiting

  • Better than any TV

    Better than any TV

  • Glowing skies at Observation Rock Lodge

    Glowing skies at Observation Rock Lodge

  • Kayak home for dinner

    Kayak home for dinner

  • Dining view

    Dining view

  • Apple Cake!

    Apple Cake!

  • The Perfect Dinner

    The Perfect Dinner

The best kept secret of New Zealand’s South

Comfortable lodging

Stunning sunsets over untouched nature, serene tranquility and utmost comfort – all offered at the southern edge of civilisation.  Options include Lodging deluxe or Bed & Breakfast at the Lodge, or a cottage bedroom.

Fine Dining

For our guests every supper is a Perfect Dinner. Celebrated at the dining table in the spacious lounge,  enjoy gourmet meals and fine wines, featuring fresh local seafoods with home grown vegetables and herbs.

Make It Special

Proposal, honeymoon, anniversary – go romantic! Beautiful food and wine, following a delightful soak in the Hot Tub under the stars; or enjoy the sauna looking out to native forest, finished with an outdoors shower…

Experience Nature

The lodge is overlooking Paterson Inlet with unsurpassed panoramic views. An acre of secluded paradise with native forest and prolific birdlife for our guests to enjoy. You can watch the sunrise and sunset from here!