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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  • Absolutely breathtaking property! Got to arrive to beautiful snow falling

    Absolutely breathtaking property! Got to arrive to beautiful snow falling. House is fabulous and I will definitely recommend to anyone wanting a get away to nowhere! Thank You! The Nel Family

    JeffN786 100%|1x Sep 2016

  • A well set up Bach in a beautiful setting

    A well set up Bach in a beautiful setting. We loved our time here and will be back. On arriving to the main gate we were greeted by 2 deer. Stunning spot.

    PhilipHe5 100%|3x Sep 2016

  • Beautiful and relaxing house!

    Beautiful and relaxing house!

    DeniseV 100%|1x Aug 2016

  • What an amazing place! The photos really don't do it justice

    What an amazing place! The photos really don't do it justice. If you want to be off the grid for a couple of days surrounded by forests and the sounds of nature then this is the place for you. Also such an easy drive to Whakapapa/National Park. Would highly recoomend

    DerrynJ 100%|4x Aug 2016

  • We loved staying here, it was a very nice, well looked after...

    We loved staying here, it was a very nice, well looked after property and it was a shame we didn't have our children with us as they would have enjoyed it too. Loved having the deer come over to stare at us and the view off the deck to Mt Ruapehu was a real treat!

    astrng219 100%|1x Jun 2016

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