Our Facilities


Wireless internet service is available free of charge for all our guests.

Spa pool

Our Hot Springs therapeutic spa pool gives you the opportunity to relax, reduce stress and relieve your muscles after a great day in the outdoors. Just lie back under the bubbling waters and enjoy the views over the sparkling waters of Golden Bay. Or sip on a glass of wine or champagne admiring the wonderful Pohara night sky with thousands of stars…

Outdoor Swimming pool

On a warm day nothing feels better than a refreshing splash in our outdoor swimming pool. It is beautiful landscaped in the courtyard of our Lodge with a spacious sun deck and some exotic planting. During the summer months the pool is heated and the water treated by the unique magnapool system used in professional wellness centres. (no chlorine or chemicals). The use of our therapeutic pool is free for all our guests.

Landscaped water garden

All our Suites are surrounded by little pools and water features creating a cosy coastal atmosphere. Our big palms and tree ferns create lovely shady sides and a real tropical feeling. Guests can use our courtyard with outdoor swimming pool or try out one of our many sunny corners with romantic daybeds and panoramic views over the Bay, the Tasman Mountains and the Millennium Nature Reserve. On fine evenings we invite our guests to join us around our lovely outdoor fire place for a chat, a drink or an observation of the unique southern night sky.


The Lodge provides a collection of nature documentaries and New Zealand-made movies. In our library you’ll find a wide variety of reference books with attention to local and national history, New Zealand culture and nature.  For a rainy day or lazy summer evening different games are at your disposal.

Sport equipment

Tennis & badminton rackets, petanque and croquet equipment can be used free of charge.

Mountain Bikes

Two Giant mountain bikes are available for guest use. The rental price is NZ$20 for a half day and NZ$30 for a full day hire. This includes bike, helmet, map, lock, bicycle-pump, spare tyre and repair kit. Transport to or from the tracks can be arranged for a small extra charge. Full suspension mountain bikes can be hired to discover our famous Rameka and Heaphy trails.

Coach Service

The Lodge has its own luxury mini coach that maintains a free shuttle service from / to the Takaka i-Site (Bus terminal) and Golden Bay Airport (Golden Bay Air).  For clients flying in from Nelson Airport we can organize a private transport between Nelson and Pohara. Please advise us at least 24 hours in advance with your arrival times.