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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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... More 

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Glenorchy, New Zealand
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 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... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 March 2016

What a wonderful place for our family to gather for 3 days....We came from Hawkes Bay, Whangarei, Sydney and Christchurch and all wished we could have stayed longer. Helen, Art and their family were great hosts.. Nothing was any trouble. The setting was perfect for a wedding and the accommodation excellent.

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New Zealand
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

It was a treat staying at the On The Track Lodge! We were welcomed by the oldest son,offered the best carrot cake,baked by the foodie daughter,showed around by Helen,the mother and great conversation with the rest of this interesting family. We wish them the very best with their venture,they certainly have the enthusiasm!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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119 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

Stayed in the railcar. Just needed the whistle and clickety clickety of the wheels. They have a small shop with a selection of wines and other essentials. Meals are cook your own with a selection of main dishes that are available to reheat/cook yourself. One does ones own dishes. By arrangement larger parties can arrange a set menu. Look if... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2016

We recently had a small casual family wedding at On The Track Lodge and it was nothing short of amazing! Beautiful surroundings and facilities but the highlight was the incredible new hosts and their fantastically helpful children! We had a superb wedding and couldn't recommend the place highly enough!!!

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  • 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
Amenities:
Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Price Range: $56 - $56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“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
“Be guided by your hosts knowing your requirements, they are fabulous.”
 of 5 bubbles barrpj, 7 Mar 2016 | Read review
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