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

    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. 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 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 two guest rooms at the Lodge are perfect for couples or a single traveller, have their own bathrooms, and spacious private decks/ treetop balcony with amazing views to the ocean and bush-clad ranges.

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

– gourmet breakfast
– 3 to 4 course dinner – The Perfect Dinner – find a sample menu below “Dining”
(if you are dining with us more than one night there are of course different menus). Drinks at additional cost.
– a shorter guided activity – We can take you on a garden tour about NZ ferns, orchids and trees with birdlife visiting or a guided road trip to more far away spots of scenic and historic interest. 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 Kiwi Hot Tub, our “star pool”
Better than a spa – ‘the freshest water in the world’ (no chemicals added), heated by fire and all ready for you! It lasts for hours and is an amazing and deeply relaxing treat. Enjoying the sea 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). Comfortable and really spacious 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 Observation Rock Lodge

for a couple, $1560 per night – have the place by yourself! Your private tete-a-tete Dinners will have a complimentary premium wine with them.

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

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