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On The Track Lodge

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I travelled in by foot with a group for a marvelous night stating in the amazing yurt. Nydia Bay is a bit special to me and my family and it wonderful to return and be welcomed so warmly. I look forward to my next visit.

Thank Jeff O
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were not disappointed with our second stay at "On The Track". I had said you won't be disappointed in a review 20 Jan 2015. Helen and Art are the new owners of the lodge and clearly understand what makes this place special. Tidy, clean, good food, relaxed atmosphere, responsive hosts and happy to help with your arrangements. On the...

Thank toby_stevenson
Groningen, Nederland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful walk (the Nydia Track) leads to the nicest lodge in idyllic Nydia Bay. A very warm welcome makes you feel home away from home. The lodge is very comfortable, you have the freedom to do whatever you feel like doing. Dinner and breakfast are delicious. Thanks to Helen, Arthur and Dutch volunteer Rosalie for our superb experience!

Thank VaboNL
Takaka, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 December 2016

From the vintage "Railway" and "Wheels" magazines in the 1930s train carriage to the perfectly fitted out kitchen for preparing dinner, the attention to detail at this place is amazing! It was such a lovely surprise to find ourselves somewhere so welcoming and comfortable after four hours of walking through the bush. I especially enjoyed the eccentric and impressive carpentry,...

Thank habbage
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Spent two nights at this wonderful oasis nestled into the bush and farmlands of Nydia Bay. Greeted with homemade carrot cake and a big mug of fresh tea. We were thinking of walking in but it was quite wet so caught the water taxi instead. Went on wonderful walks out of the lodge and came back for hot tubs and...

Thank FifromSydney
Glenorchy, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 May 2016

My partner, his family, and I all hiked in and stayed at the lodge for a night then hiked out the next day. Our only regret was that we didn't book 2 nights so we could stay and enjoy it longer. The walk in and out are both about 4 and a half hours - and you need to have...

1Thank Megan P
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 April 2016

The Lodge is at Nydia Bay, in a remote part of New Zealand's Marlborough Sounds. We were fifteen walking friends who traversed the beautiful Nydia Track in two days in April this year with an overnight stay at the Lodge. The Lodge is about halfway with a 5-hour walk each way to the ends of the Track. There is no...

Thank earwig
Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Helen and Art had only recently taken over as the new owners and pulled off their first wedding dinner at the Lodge. We had such an awesome time relaxing at Nydia Bay, the family was very welcoming and really helpful guiding us around the area. Couldn't have asked for better hosts. Thanks to Nick and little Art for helping us...

1Thank nicmcrobbie
Reviewed 11 April 2016

We stayed here a night over Easter weekend and loved every second. From the moment we arrived the staff were so friendly and welcoming, serving us tea and homemade cake before giving us a tour of the facilities. We were a group of four, two of us shared a train carriage and two of us stayed in the 6-person yurt....

1Thank Shaun M
Reviewed 27 March 2016

We traveled on the Pelrous Mail Boat to Nydia Bay, where we spent two nights at the On The Track Lodge, before getting back on the Mail Boat to get back to Havelock. Both experiences rate our highest praise. On The Track Lodge has wonderful facilities in the middle of the Pelorus sound, generating their own electricity, heating their hot...

2Thank 1hebert

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About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy hiking the stunning Nydia Track (2 day hike). On The Track Lodge is situated halfway on the track in a remote paradise with no road access. With fantastic lodge accommodation, this is a perfect stop over for 1 or more nights ... more   less 

Additional Information about On The Track Lodge

Address: Nydia Bay, Pelorus Sound | Havelock, Havelock 7150, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Havelock
Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Price Range: $59 - $59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“We stayed in the railway carriage which is enchanting (and has an en suite bathroom)”
 of 5 bubbles toby_stevenson, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in the chalets. Staying in the old train carriage would be fun. A yurt is also available. All rooms are beautiful.”
 of 5 bubbles FifromSydney, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“For a bit more you can sleep in a train car - it has it's own on suite and look so cool.”
  • View from the Nydia Track as we walked to the lodge
  • The Piwakawaka upstairs room
 of 5 bubbles Coursenot, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“The chalets have sloping ceilings upstairs and downstairs might be more comfortable if you're tall.”
  • View from in front of the Lodge
 of 5 bubbles earwig, 12 Apr 2016 | Read review
“If one is tall,the top room in the chalet might be a bit tricky,because of the low rafters,otherwise the best room in the house!”
 of 5 bubbles kamilariNewZealand, 21 Mar 2016 | Read review
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