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Lodge Accommodation

3 bedrooms | 6-8 people | 3 bathrooms

Lodge Rates

Exclusive use of lodge – 6 guests starting from $1200 per night*
1 Bedroom suite – 2 guests starting from $600 per night*
Studios – 2 guests – starting from $380 per night

*Extra guest – $50 per person per night

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Nestled into the hillside overlooking the tidal estuary of Papanui Inlet, Kaimata Retreat has been built with timber harvested from the property and architecturally designed to blend in with the environment.

The beautiful honey coloured macrocarpa beams and stone fireplace create a rustic feeling of home that is enhanced by the stunning views of the ever changing waters and wildlife that surrounds you.

The interior is divided into two buildings, one side comprising of two stylish studios and a guest laundry. The other building has one suite and a large open plan dining, lounge and kitchen area.

From the breathtaking views to the stylish design that surrounds you, there is an overwhelming sense of peace and tranquility. Relax in front of the fire or recline on a sun lounger outside your room and feel totally at home. Sit back and relax in the lodge or explore the area and experience any of the fabulous attractions the Otago Peninsula has on offer.

Take pleasure in returning to the Retreat after a day exploring the Peninsula’s coastal landscape and wildlife. Relax around the warmth of the fire and let the ambience of this environment surround you.

Experience cooking local produce and dining in our modern open plan kitchen-dining area or dine alfresco, making use of the deck.

*Kitchen and dining area with exclusive use of lodge or 1 bedroom suite only

The Rooms

The lodge has two studios and a suite, each named after a visiting native bird, Korimako (Bellbird), Kotare (Kingfisher) and Kahu (Australasian Harrier Hawk). All rooms have a north facing deck with stunning estuary and garden outlook.

Our bedrooms are intimately sized, with a sitting space and ensuite bathroom. All rooms feature under floor heating, walls lined with wool insulation and luggage storage. Bathrooms feature high pressure showers, heated towel rails, mirror demisters, hairdryer and luxury toiletries.

Kahu Studio

The Kahu or Australasian Harrier Hawk, is a protected native bird. You will regularly see Kahu gliding over the retreat hunting their prey around the pastured hills and soaring high on the thermals.
The Kahu room is an end corner room of the west wing, facing north and west with wrap around windows and French doors opening onto a deck with stunning views over the inlet. It features a queen bed, tea and coffee making facilities, and ensuite with shower, vanity and toilet.

Kotare Studio

The Kotare or Kingfisher is a smaller bird with a strong beak and possesses brilliant greenish blue colouring. A protected native bird, you will see the Kotare perching on driftwood and feeding on small crabs.

The Kotare room is adjacent to the Kahu room in the west wing with French doors opening onto the deck offering sweeping views over the inlet. It features a queen bed, tea and coffee making facilities and ensuite with shower, vanity and toilet.

Korimako Suite

The Korimako or Bellbird is the spirit bird of the Māori people. Acknowledged as the message carrier to and from the gods, the Korimako is a protected endemic bird, renowned for its beautiful bell notes and dawn song.

The Korimako suite has everything you need for a comfortable stay including full kitchen, lounge with fireplace, dining, bathroom, master bedroom with king bed and an expansive deck with stunning inlet views. 


From the moment you arrive you will be amazed and delighted at the fabulous setting you are in. Take a moment to soak in the views and then relax with a glass of wine in style and comfort.

We offer a range of facilities and are happy to arrange anything you may need. Ask us about local wildlife tours and water activities available. More information here.

The retreat is set in a rural location and is self-catered accommodation. Please note our studios do not have any cooking facilities. The closest café for breakfast is Cove Café, for lunch & dinner we recommend, 1908 Restaurant or Portobello Hotel, all of these options are located 12 minutes from Kaimata. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact us.

We welcome your enquiry for small weddings, private functions and retreats. Due to our location, the size and nature of the Retreat, we can host a small number of people only. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss an event or celebration.