Nydia Lodge

Image: Peter Brady | DOC


Nydia Lodge, nestled in the bush on the south coast of Nydia Bay, sleeps up to 50 people in nine bunkrooms.

Accommodation overview


  • Boat
  • Foot


  • Sole
  • Shared


  • Bookings

Bookings required


  • Kitchen - fully equipped
  • Lighting
  • Shower - hot
  • Toilet - flush


  • Fishing
  • Kayaking and canoeing
  • Mountain biking
  • Swimming
  • Walking and tramping

About this lodge


The lodge is nestled on a large grassed area at the edge of the bush on the south side of Nydia Bay.


  • Sleeps 50 in 9 bunkrooms
  • Electric lighting (powered by generator up to 10 pm)
  • Fully equipped kitchen - gas oven and hobs, pots, pans, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery
  • Large hall/dining room
  • BBQ
  • Wheelchair accessible (including 3 of the 9 bunkrooms)
  • Jetty
  • Hot showers
  • Flush toilets

Getting there

Nydia Bay, Pelorus Sound. The lodge can be accessed by boat, walking or mountain biking. Water transport can be arranged with operators in Havelock. Walking or mountain biking access is via the Nydia Track.


You can book the entire lodge or a bunkroom. 

Whole lodge: $450


  • 3-person bunkroom (2 rooms available): $36 per room
  • 4-person bunkroom (1 room available): $48 per room
  • 6-person bunkroom (4 rooms available): $72 per room
  • 8-person bunkroom (2 rooms available): $96 per room

This gives you a bunkroom with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities. 


2020/2021 bookings

Bookings will open for stays from 1 September 2020 to 30 June 2021 at 9.30am on Tuesday 11 August 2020.

You'll need an account on our booking system for campsites, huts and lodges to make a booking - create an account from Tuesday 23 June 2020.

Bookings for 1 July 2020 to 31 August 2020

To check availability and book for stays from 1 July 2020 to 31 August 2020 inclusive, call the DOC Nelson Visitor Centre +64 3 546 8210, to make a manual booking for you. Payment by credit card (Visa or Mastercard). The confirmation letter will be sent via email.

All bookings, modifications, changes and cancellations will be processed manually for this time period. Cancellation terms and conditions apply.

Bookings are required all year.

Book Nydia Lodge online.

A $10 service fee applies to all phone, email and in-person bookings.


The lodge is locked year round, note the access arrangements below:

1 May to 31 October You will receive a lock box code on confirmation of your online booking. The lockbox will have a key to access your bunkroom, the kitchen and bathrooms.

1 November to 30 April A hut warden is present who will unlock the premises.


Nydia Lodge is a great base for boating, walking, fishing, mountain biking and swimming and is well suited to those using the Nydia Track, as well as to large groups.

Know before you go

  • No dogs or pets.
  • No fires.


Whakatū / Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 546 9339
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
79 Trafalgar Street
Nelson 7010
Postal Address:   Private Bag 5
Nelson 7042
Waitohi / Picton Office
Phone:   +64 3 520 3002
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   picton@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Port Marlborough Building
14 Auckland Street
Picton 7220
Postal Address:   PO Box 161
Picton 7250
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