IntroductionCobb Hostel, located at the bottom end of the Cobb Reservoir, is available from October to April dependant on weather conditions. Rental is for the whole building.
- Heating - wood
- Kitchen - fully equipped
- Shower - hot
- Toilet - flush
- Walking and tramping
Open October to April depending on weather conditions.
It was previously a hostel for Cobb Dam workers. It is a great base to explore the local area from.
Rental is for the whole building, so you will not have to share it with other users.
- Sleeps 10 (1 double bed and bunk in 1 room, 3 bunk beds in another room)
- Electric lighting
- Electric oven, hot water, pots, pans, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery
- Flush toilet
Sole occupancy: $80 per night
Bookings are open for stays from 1 October 2021 to 30 April 2022.
Bookings for 1 July 2023 – 30 June 2024 will open in 2023. The opening date will be announced on this page in late March 2023.
All bookings operate on a first-come first-served basis. We do not operate waiting lists for bookings for future seasons, or currently booked-out facilities.
A $10 service fee applies to phone and in-person booking. This is a limited service – book online first. An in-person booking is dependent on there being space available.
38 km from Upper Takaka into Cobb Valley, Kahurangi National Park. The road is unsealed, narrow and winding.
- Water in the house is untreated and is from a nearby small stream.
- Wasps and bumble bees can be an issue especially from February to May.
There are excellent tramping, fishing, hunting and botanising opportunities in the area.