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

Bunkroom interior at Nydia Lodge. Photo: Margot Ferrier.
One of the bunkrooms at Nydia Lodge

Nydia Lodge kitchen. Photo: Margot Ferrier.
Nydia Lodge kitchen

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.


Shared occupancy

Adult: $18.00 per night
Youth/child: $9.00 per night

Groups of 11 or more

Adult: $13.50 per night
Youth/child: $7 per night

School and school aged education groups eg Girl Guides

Adults: $12 per night
Youth/child: $7 per night

This gives you a bunk and shared kitchen and bathroom facilities.

Note: A minimum fee of $36.00 for up to 2 people applies per night 1 May - 31 October.

Sole occupancy

$450 per night guarantees sole occupancy of the lodge for your group.

Full payment is required at the time of booking. Schools or charitable groups may pay a $200 deposit to confirm their booking, contact the Waitohi / Picton Office.


Bookings are essential.

Book Nydia Lodge online or contact Waitohi / Picton Office. A fee applies to bookings made on your behalf by phone, email or in person.


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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