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Wildside Lodge

4 out of 5

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 3.0/5 for cleanliness.

Explore the area

    Popular LocationThe Bushmans Centre14 min drive
    Popular LocationGodley Glacier32 min drive
    Popular LocationHokitika Gorge72 min drive

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About this area

Hari Hari

This lodge is located in Hari Hari. Travelers eager for a bit of culture can stop by The Bushmans Centre, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Mount Cook National Park and Te Wahipounamu. Fishing and swimming offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with mountain biking and hiking/biking trails nearby. Guests love the lodge's quiet location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • The Bushmans Centre - 14 min drive
  • Godley Glacier - 32 min drive
  • Glacier Hot Pools - 53 min drive
  • Westcoast Wildlife Centre - 53 min drive
  • Hokitika Gorge - 72 min drive

About this property

Wildside Lodge

4-star adults-only lodge in Hari Hari
TURN OFF YOUR DEVICES and unwind in our no electricity, no wifi, no ph coverage, up-cycled tiny-house. Uniquely crafted from native and recycled materials.
Soak beneath the stars by visiting nearby natural hot-springs or lighting a fire under the outdoor bath.
Enjoy outdoor living on the deck or by the campfire/bbq.
Or stay in next to the cosy pot-belly fire which heats the water for the large-enough-for-two shower and shower by candlelight (wood and candles provided).
In the morning open french doors for great views from the handcrafted bed.
Take a tour round the rest of our organic homestead and sample our home produce to have a taste of "the good life" (free-range eggs, farm fresh milk and home-kill butchery also locally available).
Genuine West Coast hospitality from hosts who live on-site (40 metres away) but will respect your privacy.

Awarded 2014 Bookabach Bronze Piwa for Best Quirky Property.

Rural location on SH6, 2 minutes from Hari Hari village. An area of great bush-walking (check out Hari Hari Coastal Walkway); wild and lonely driftwood covered beaches for building bonfires; renowned trout fishing streams; whitebaiting; surf-casting; excellent hunting and local bow-hunters club; lake swimming and boating; whitewater rivers; bird watching and isolated seal colony; plus free natural hot-springs just a 10 minute drive and a 5 minute walk away (one of the West Coast's best kept secrets).

Conveniently situated to take day trips exploring up and down the Coast - 45 minutes to Franz Joseph Glacier (glacier tours, sky-diving, kayaking, horse-trekking, kiwi watching, hot pools) and 45 minutes to Hokitika (greenstone, glass-blowing, kiwi house, tree-top walkway).

Wildside Lodge is on the same acre property as our other (completely different) holiday home 'Teapot Cottage'.
Special conditions:
Pets may be allowed with prior approval.

Extras: Linen (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;
Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Room amenities


  • Bathtub or shower



Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking


Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

National rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Boutique & Lodge property is rated 4 stars.
Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

Property is also known as

Wildside Lodge Westland District
Wildside Lodge Westland District
Wildside Westland District
Private vacation home Wildside Lodge Westland District
Westland District Wildside Lodge Private vacation home
Private vacation home Wildside Lodge
Wildside Westland District
Wildside Lodge Lodge
Wildside Lodge Hari Hari
Wildside Lodge Lodge Hari Hari
Wildside Lodge (romantic off grid cabin)

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5/5 Excellent

Excellent stay!
Had a fantastic two nights at Wildside. Loved sitting out on the deck in sun and rain. Very comfortable sleep and bathroom is a work of art.

5/5 Excellent

Relax and unwind
Awesome little off the grid cabin great place to reset and totally relax with no distractions. Love the care and attention to detail that was taken to make the cabin. Kath and Dan were super nice and helpful with ideas of things to do and see we loved our stay!

5/5 Excellent

wonderful place to stay for the weekend! Really enjoyed the charming woodwork of the lodge. Definitely recommended. Thanks

5/5 Excellent

Great quiet escape
Perfect place to disconnect and enjoy both sunrise over the mountains and sunset towards the sea

5/5 Excellent

Off Grid but On the Button
We loved staying at this quirky, lovingly-made off-grid getaway. It had everything we needed and it was really comfortable. Beautiful touches everywhere we looked. Super helpful staff. Would return any time.