Welcome to Waitutu Forest Lodge

The Waitutu Forest Lodge is situated in Fiordland, on the ancient marine terraces which form the west bank of the Wairaurahiri River, and is set amongst dense virgin podocarp forest. It is just a five minute walk to the unique wild South Coast.

The Lodge can sleep 21 guests, and has six bedrooms with 20 beds.   Pillows are provided.  The six bedrooms consist of:  one with a Queen bed;  one with 2-singles;  two with 3-singles;  one with 6-singles;  and one with 3-singles, a king-single and a set of bunks.

Linen is also available for hire.  For the linen-pack (comprising sheets, pillowcase, duvet, towel and flannel), or the towel & flannel pack (comprising a face flannel and towel), the price is a fixed fee for your entire, continuous-nights, stay.

The kitchen/dining room has gas cooking, all cooking utensils and crockery, and hot & cold running water. There are flush toilets, hot showers, bath, solar powered lighting, and an airing room.

As the Lodge is powered by solar panels, we are limited as to the size of the fridge which we are able to provide in the kitchen, which is 74 litres and has a small freezer compartment.

For guests who need more cold-storage space for food and drinks during their stay, we have a generator-powered walk-in chiller available for a small extra charge.  The chiller is also suitable for fish and game.  Details on price are listed in the Bookings section, and can be selected in your booking enquiry form.

The Lodge is heated by a hot-water radiator system.

The Lodge is managed by a resident host and is open year-round. Booking is recommended, to make sure there is a bed available on your preferred dates.