Domett Lodge, secluded back country hut

Lodge | Otiake | #25793

9.7/10 (89 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


Domett Lodge is a great opportunity for a hunting group, walkers, horse riders, mountain bikers, off road motorbikers, or anyone just wanting to enjoy being in the back country. 20 minutes drive from Domett Road by 4WD vehicle, transportation available on request at an extra cost of $50 for a return trip. Takes around 1 hour to walk or by horseback. Fantastic views from the top of the saddle looking down into the Waitaki Valley and the Haka Valley.

As you can see by our photos Domett Lodge is located in a relatively remote location - feels like your in the middle of nowhere! If you enjoy sitting under the stars in front of a camp fire with the sound of the river in the background, then you will love it here! And now you can enjoy watching the stars from a hot bath with the new addition of two baths heated by gas cookers!

Farms tours by 4WD are available on request at an extra cost, and on availability of the property owner.

Domett Lodge is completely off grid, no electricity. Although there is a gas operated hot shower and hot water for the sink. And very importantly a flush toilet! We also now have solar lights in the hut.

During winter the hut can be cold, but with the log burner roaring the hut heats up quite nicely. The conditions of the farm track as access to the hut can vary, after rainfall the ground can be slippery and a 4WD vehicle is a must in any weather conditions. 4 x 4 driving experience is essential. Sometimes over the winter we close off the hut as it can very cold and the water pipes freeze so there is no running water.

It is recommended to bring warm sleeping bags.

Check out time is 10am.


* Outdoor fireplace

* Shower

* 2 outdoor baths

* Hot water

* Flush toilet

* Gas BBQ

* Woodburner fireplace

* Cutlery, crockery and pots

* Firewood provided

* On request a return trip to the hut at a cost of $50 total

Special conditions:

- Must bring own sleeping bags and/or linen and bedding

- Deck not suitable for small children

- Rustic hut completely off grid - no electricity

- Solar lights

- Stay at Domett Lodge is subject to weather conditions, and therefore the condition of the farm track to Domett Lodge can vary, but a 4 wheel drive vehicle is a must in all weather condition.

- Check out time is 12 midday

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
  • Fireplace

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed
    2 x Single 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 (89)

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    TobyH659 new member Oct 2018

  • Beautiful peaceful surroundings

    Beautiful peaceful surroundings

    susatt989 100%|1x Jun 2018

  • Great wee spot definitely be back!

    Great wee spot definitely be back!

    BaxterA7 100%|1x Jun 2018

  • Unique property in a great location

    Unique property in a great location.

    linly582 100%|2x May 2018

  • Really cool hut will go back

    Really cool hut will go back

    MichaelTr10 100%|1x May 2018

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