Accommodation The place, the rooms, the rates

  • Bedroom at Observation Rock Lodge

    Bedroom at Observation Rock Lodge

  • Lodge bedroom

    Lodge bedroom

  • Lodge Bedroom deck - see Ulva Island

    Lodge Bedroom deck - see Ulva Island

  • Have a coffee

    Have a coffee

  • Pigeon at your window

    Pigeon at your window

  • Outdoors Hot Tub

    Outdoors Hot Tub

  • Evening at Observation Rock Lodge

    Evening at Observation Rock Lodge

  • Lodge bedroom

    Lodge bedroom

  • Observation Rock Lodge

    Observation Rock Lodge

  • Lodge bathroom

    Lodge bathroom

  • Lodge bathroom window

    Lodge bathroom window

  • Weka chicks in the garden

    Weka chicks in the garden

  • Private path at Observation Rock Lodge

    Private path at Observation Rock Lodge

  • Visitor at your deck

    Visitor at your deck

Enjoy privacy and panoramic sea views, excellent service and dinner meals including sea food, exclusive treats as sauna or hot tub, and prolific birdlife visiting – at New Zealand’s southernmost Lodge and B&B

 Thank you for your interest about Observation Rock Lodge – Stewart Island´s fully catered luxury Lodge.

It would be lovely to have you staying with us. Our place is a homestay style retreat, situated at a stunning site – some say one of the most beautiful ones at the island – overlooking Paterson Inlet with unsurpassed panoramic water and mountain views, catching sunrise and sunset, surrounded by private park like gardens, landscaped with natives blending into native forest. Close to the village (walking distance 5 to 10 min), but feels like being by yourself in a remote nature reserve, with no neighbours. Amazing birdlife all over the gardens and decks, Kakas (parrots) come visiting frequently and you might give them a nut by hand ; tui, bellbird, fantail feeding off the trees, and in the evening you can hear the penguins in the distance, and the morpork or even Kiwi if you are lucky. Watch the sunset from your “private” Observation Rock! There are three different options for accommodation at our place: (click below to find out more)

– the rooms at Observation Rock Lodge have own bathrooms and spacious private decks /treetop balcony – generous guest lounge and gourmet breakfast included
If you go for the B&B rate or the cottage bedroom:    Please enquire for add-on extras if you are interested: – 3 to 4 course Dinner (find sample menu below “Dining”)   $99 per person –
outdoors Kiwi Hot Tub with a view / Bush sauna with outlook into native forest   $120 –
guided activities from $90 per person  (find out more about the add-on extras below “Lodging deluxe”)
The extras are subject to availability.

For all our guests

We will meet you at arrival at the flights or ferry and give you a shuttle for departure as well. (Check-in at 1pm, check-out at 10am, prior pick-up and luggage storage is no problem). Personalised service – ensured by  restricted guest numbers – 2 rooms in the Lodge, 1 room in the Cottage. Free wireless internet available, as well as books (eg about the island´s history and nature) and magazines for reading. There is no TV at Observation Rock Lodge as we found the best programme is in front of the panorama windows: views, wildlife and the skies. You see the sea from any bed! In the gardens there are lovely spots to explore, to relax and enjoy. So, summary – if your priority is privacy and personal service, to find something very special – our place might be the paradise for fit and active nature lovers with an addiction to nice food and wellness treats. Find comments on Observation Rock Lodge, Stewart Island on www.tripadvisor.com, click below

Please note: Tariff is in New Zealand Dollars and valid until May 2017. We recommend at least a 2-3 night stay to give you full days of enjoying the treats of the Lodge and exploring Stewart Island. However if you require a one night stay or that is all that is available we will try to fit you in. There might be not the full choice of extras included. Our cancellation policy: As we ask you to understand we are a small business with most bookings well ahead – Cancellations longer than 8 weeks of arrival date: 90% refund. Later cancellations until 8 days of arrival date: 50% refund. Cancellation within 7 days of arrival date: no refund. If we can rebook cancelled dates – full refund. Guests are always advised to take out travel insurance to protect themselves against unavoidable changes in their travel plans.