Wildside Getaway Adventure and Leisure Eco-Retreat

Lodge | Owhango | #10364

9.7/10 (35 ratings)
  • 10 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


Wildside Getaway is a modern, self-sufficient eco-home on a tranquil 350 acre native bush property, with inspirational views of Mount Ruapehu and Mount Taranaki. This is the perfect getaway for families and groups looking for a genuine New Zealand outdoors experience and is also ideal as a base for snow sports, with a large drying room, great log fire and spacious games room. Stunning landscapes and wildlife make Wildside Getaway a paradise for lovers of the outdoors and photographers.

This lodge has been developed with sustainability in mind and is a great example of a warm, comfortable off-the-grid home. Power is provided by solar panels and wind turbines and hot water is provided by a combination of a wetback from the large wood burner, solar and instant gas.

All windows, doors and skylights are double-glazed and insulation has been maximised. Low emission paints, floorings and furnishings and sustainable building materials have been used where practical. Numerous items of furniture have been handcrafted from recycled native timber.

The house has a Homestar self-assessment rating of 7 stars out of 10.

The property is in the heart of adventure country, with snowboarding, skiing, hunting, fishing, mountain biking, tramping, quad biking, canoeing, kayaking and scenic flights in the immediate vicinity. Only 25 minutes to base of Whakapapa skifield; 40 minutes to Ohakune; 10 minutes to end of 42nd Traverse; 25 minutes to canoeing the Whanganui River from Taumarunui, or 60 minutes from Whakahoro.

On request we can offer guided hunting, target shooting, trap or clay pigeon shooting, archery, alternative energy demonstrations and team building for schools and corporates. There is a large projector screen for viewing presentations and video.

Special conditions:

Please note no washing machine, dishwasher or microwave;

Smoking outside only;

Pets allowed with prior approval;

Linen (sheets, towels) available at additional charge;

Cleaning can be arranged for additional fee;


NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave; Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Oven
  • Pool table
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Downstairs bedroom

    3 x Single bed

  • Upstairs bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Upstairs bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (46)

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  • Awesome property and surrounding

    Awesome property and surrounding. There are no words to describe the beauty of nature there, sunrise and sunset, incredibly fresh air and relaxation. All our family including our dog had great weekend. Renate is great to deal with, answering all questions and providing all necessary information. House is clean and has everything to have good time. Thank you Renate for sharing this beauty! Will definitely recommend your property to our friends.

    vitair415 100%|16x Aug 2018

  • If you want to get away from it all, this is the...

    If you want to get away from it all, this is the place!!

    NickH838 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • Highly recommended

    Highly recommended. Delightful to stay in and a stunning location. The lodge was solar powered but fully equipped with all the usual modern convenience. We enjoyed it tremendously and have already recommended it to family and friends.

    PetraMo1 100%|1x Feb 2018

  • We loved staying at Wildside Getaway, it was so peaceful and beautiful!...

    We loved staying at Wildside Getaway, it was so peaceful and beautiful! We would love to visit again. Highly recommended!

    Baukje Lenting 100%|3x Aug 2017

  • Wildside getaway was a magical place to stay there was snow, seclusion...

    Wildside getaway was a magical place to stay there was snow, seclusion and the experience of off grid accommodation something everyone should experience. Wildside has been designed thoughtfully and precisely. The off grid living experience providing you can be environmentally responsible in style. 100% will be going back.

    jentaB93 100%|1x Jul 2017

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