Many guests never get in a vehicle during their stay with us; there's plenty to do right onsite. When your backyard is one of the most beautiful around, it's pretty hard to beat! Here's a list of some of our "vehicle free" activities:

  • Day hike or bike up The Old Ghost Road.
  • Play in the sit-on-top kayaks in the flatwater area ('The Pool') in front of the lodge, (river levels permitting).
  • Fish for brown trout for days on end in one of New Zealand's purest rivers (please bring your own gear and fishing license).
  • Pan for gold in the riversand; the Mokihinui is known for its nuggets!.
  • Mountain bike local roads, to the renowned Charming Creek Walkway (BYO bikes!).
  • Bike to the Tasman Sea (30 minute ride), be a beach bum, then cycle back along the Chasm Creek Walkway.
  • Swim in The Pool. It's 40 feet deep and (often) crystal clear.