Accommodation The place, the rooms, the rates

  • Room 2 -

    Room 2 -

  • Room 1 -

    Room 1 -

  • Room 2

    Room 2

  • Have a coffee

    Have a coffee

  • Pigeon at your window

    Pigeon at your window

  • Room 3 - upstairs

    Room 3 - upstairs

  • Evening at Observation Rock Lodge

    Evening at Observation Rock Lodge

  • Easter Orchid

    Easter Orchid

  • 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, gourmet breakfast and dinner meals including sea food, exclusive treats as sauna or hot tub under the stars, 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 quiet and away from the busy bay – feels like being by yourself in a remote nature reserve, with no neighbours. Birdwatcher´s and photographer´s paradise: 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 and see Aurora Australis and Southern Cross, the sky full of stars and Milky Way right from your bed!

There are three different options for accommodation at our place: (click below to find out more)

If you go for the B&B rate:    Please enquire for add-on extras if you are interested:
outdoors Bath Tub with a view into wonderful forest / Bush sauna with outlook into native forest   $120 –
guided activities eg private garden tour
The extras and especially Dinner 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 2pm, check-out at 10am, prior pick-up and luggage storage is no problem). Personalised service – ensured by restricted guest numbers – 3 rooms in the Lodge, 1 additional room in the Host´s Cottage (more simple than the Lodge rooms, but charming) might be available if you travel with more people. If you are traveling with 4 people, it might be the perfect option to have Room 1 and Room 2 next to each others together (each has their own bathroom)!
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, click below

Travel Blogger Rish was visiting in winter and took footage in and around the Lodge – have a walk thru with his video here.

It shows and names the rooms.

To meet your individual request best, we do not have an automatic booking system you will get a personal reply. Messages and Emails are checked several times daily and we get back to you within a day (if you do not find our reply, please check the spam folder too –  1st time communication hick-ups between international email server lists are rare but can happen) .
Telephone: +64 3 2191444
Mobile: +64 27 4441802
Looking forward to hosting you, Annett

Please note: Tariff is in New Zealand Dollars including GST and valid from 01.06.2024 until 30.04.2025. No surcharges for public holidays. We recommend at least a 3-4 night stay to give you full days of enjoying the treats of the Lodge and exploring Stewart Island. However if you require an one or two 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 later than 12 weeks of arrival date: 90% refund. Cancellations later than 8 weeks: 50% refund. Cancellation within 4 weeks of arrival date: no refund. If we can re-book cancelled dates – full refund. Guests are always advised to take out travel insurance to protect themselves against unavoidable changes in their travel plans.