Domett Lodge, secluded back country hut

Bach or holiday home | Otiake | #25793

9.6/10 (36 ratings)
  • 6 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Set on 4450 acres of a private high country beef cattle farm which borders onto DOC land.
  • Expansive views to the sea 60 kms away, feels like your in the middle of nowhere
  • Rustic corrugated iron hut, with basic facilities, but a 4450 farm exclusively to yourself!

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 12 midday.


* 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


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Fireplace
  • Shower

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    Combined living/sleeping area,Queen size bed in room off main living area

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x queen bed. 2 x single beds (bunk beds)

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • Gifts & giveaways: If you book for 4 or more nights, the 4th night is free. (Offer not valid between the months of January and April inclusive)

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Flat rate year round
28-Oct-16 to 31-Dec-17
$100+/night $100+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $20/night;

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (36)

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  • One of, if not the best place to go, to get away...

    One of, if not the best place to go, to get away from the hustle and bustle of day to day life

    mikeho14 100%|1x Oct 2016

  • Perfect High Country hut, great spot by the river, with great tracks...

    Perfect High Country hut, great spot by the river, with great tracks to ride/drive along and access to DOC land and Mt Domett. Feels a world away, but a short drive in. Great retreat!

    KirstyAr4 100%|1x Sep 2016

  • If your looking to get away from all of the modern pressures...

    If your looking to get away from all of the modern pressures and unwind this is the place. There are enough modern comforts to make the stay highly enjoyable and landscapes are amazing. The deck is a great place to enjoy a brew or 10. Highly recommend

    RikiK358 100%|1x Jul 2016

  • As always was a great trip

    As always was a great trip

    BradM997 100%|2x Jul 2016

  • Beautiful location

    Beautiful location

    SarahBo 100%|2x Jun 2016

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