Lodging deluxe

  • Stewart Island greenlipped mussels

    Stewart Island greenlipped mussels

  • seafood treats

    seafood treats

  • Hot Tub with a view

    Hot Tub with a view

  • Glowing skies

    Glowing skies

  • Lodge bathroom - and Hot Tub prepared

    Lodge bathroom - and Hot Tub prepared

  • Dessert


  • Bush sauna hut and outlook from the sauna

    Bush sauna hut and outlook from the sauna

  • Fresh herbs and greens from the gardens for dinner

    Fresh herbs and greens from the gardens for dinner

  • Happy birthday!

    Happy birthday!

  • Observation Rock Lodge

    Observation Rock Lodge

  • Observation Rock Lodge

    Observation Rock Lodge

  • Decks of the Lodge bedrooms

    Decks of the Lodge bedrooms

  • view to Ulva Island  from the Lodge bedroom deck

    view to Ulva Island from the Lodge bedroom deck

Make your stay the highlight of your trip – indulging yourself with all Observation Rock Lodge has to offer.

After exploring the outdoors of Stewart Island – come home and relax. Have a hot tub or sauna. Enjoy the magic hours of twilight and sunset. No need to go out again. Just sit down for dinner.

The spacious contemporary Lodge house has class and charm, a stunning high roof and ceiling of rimu. You will find an elegant blend of European design, antique and nature style. The generous guest lounge offers exclusive panoramic sea views, access to the gardens, a wood fire, lovely dining area and comfortable seating to relax. Not to forget, we just added another beautiful feature – at night time you find now some subtle but delightful illumination in the stunning garden and bush vegetation, if you wish.

The Lodging deluxe rooms at the Lodge are perfect for couples or a single traveller, have their own bathrooms ensuite, and spacious private decks/ treetop balcony with amazing views to the ocean and bush-clad ranges. One of the rooms in the Lodge has a SK bed which can be split into 2 single beds (please enquire if you want this option).

Lodging deluxe rates are NZ$ 780 per couple/ room per night, accommodation including:

– gourmet breakfast
– 3 to 4 course dinner – The Perfect Dinner – at least every second day (and another option eg buffet style supper with nice treats for the other day) find a sample menu below “Dining”
(if you are dining with us several times there are of course different menus). Drinks at additional cost.
– a shorter guided activity – We are happy to take you on a garden tour about NZ ferns, orchids and trees with birdlife visiting. Or you might enjoy a cooking class? We are flexible with any other ideas as well, just let us know what you are interested in.
sauna – The infra-red Biosauna is in a private spot, a hut amidst native vegetation looking out into native forest. A temperature of 40-45 degrees makes you sweat slowly – great for skin, detoxination and general wellness!
– Outdoor Bath Tub, our “star pool”
Better than a spa – ‘the freshest water in the world’ (no chemicals added), all ready just for you! It is an amazing and deeply relaxing treat. Enjoying the views and sunset as well as having a dream of a soak under the stars (you may well see the Southern Cross and Milky Way amongst hundreds of stars). Lovely soft water. Very comfortable for one and big enough tub for two.
Exclusive use and timing to your convenience (it is recommended to have the hot tub rather before then straight after dinner).
You will have priority with all extras.

Exclusive booking of the main level of Observation Rock Lodge

for a couple, for three people, or 2 couples travelling together, $1560 per night – have this area with two rooms (each has own bathroom/ deck/ marvellous views) by yourself! Guaranteed seats for Dinner 🙂

Exclusive booking of the entire Observation Rock Lodge – please enquire.

Lunch options (to take away or have on site) are available at additional cost.

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Your booking is just a phone call / text/ email away!

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
Email: behappy@observationrocklodge.co.nz
Looking forward to hosting you, Annett