Welcome to Reefton's Hideaway: A place for people to connect, relax, socialise, to learn and share ideas! Make yourself at home. Sleep well and rest well.
Reefton's Hideaway is set on 8000m2 of flat land located in the heart of Reefton village (known previously as Quartzopolis, because of its past gold-bearing quartz reefs). Reefton is nestled between the Paparoa Mountains and the Victoria Forest Park that incorporates the upper catchment of the sparkly Inangahua river that runs through Reefton. Perfect for cool swims in the river in summer and skiing nearby in Lewis Pass in the early snow dumps in the Main Divide. The Paparoas and Old Ghost Road cycle trails are nearby. Secure bike storage is available and locker facilities.
The Hideaway has a mid century history as being built by the NZ government c.1947 entirely of native rimu timber. It was initially a miner’s residence and later a home to forestry workers. Its main aim now is to repurpose itself for modern living for the global community.
Our Hideaway is open all year round. It offers very quiet 18 self-contained cottages and a 26-bed lodge. Family friendly for all types of gatherings or retreats. An ideal meeting point between Christchurch and Nelson.
If arriving by public transport: East-West Coaches departs from Christchurch at 1:45pm and arrives at Reefton at 5:45pm to the door of the Hideaway. Price: $85 includes airport pick-up ($60 normal price). This shuttle travels as far as Westport, so if you are coming from Christchurch and going on to Punakaiki in a few days, it is ideal. To return to Christchurch, the coach departs from Reefton at 9am, Saturday to Friday.
Community long stay is welcome to practice traditional styles of yoga minimum 3x a week, chanting, traditional tantric meditation, vegetarian/vegan dining, permaculture/urban food forest development. Price is $150 NZD a week for long-term stay for a private room/cottage and includes power, water, and unlimited Internet ($14.286 NZD a night for a private room plus $7.143 NZD a night for bills). Free stay in exchange for teaching tradtional systems of yoga and/or developing the environment in holisitic ways.
26-bed self-contained lodge is available at $12.50-$25 pp. a night: yogis, meditators, artists, crafters, cyclists, trampers, 4x4 drivers, travelling farmers, community groups, family holidays, event space for weddings, birthdays and gatherings, or just a friends' hang out space for a break. Fully furnished, cosy and sunny with multiple lounges, meeting rooms and kitchens to spread out and enjoy doing what you love in Reefton based at the Hideaway. Communal kitchen and bathroom facilities.
18 Self-contained Cottages
$150 a week including all expenses, $50 a night for overnight visitors, $25 for additional nights
king-single bed, attached kitchenette and bathroom
Deluxe Hall 64m2 & Lodge (sleeps 26 people) $12.50-$25 pp. a night depending on numbers
all groups are welcome
Relax in the setting afternoon sun looking towards the Paparoa Mountains
wood-burner is lit in winter
20 Crampton Road, Reefton, 7830, New Zealand
Phone: +64 211027142
We offer ayurvedic walking massage, traditional tantra yoga classes, vegetarian/vegan and normal meals, child care, and travelling pets are allowed.
You can find out more about the surroundings below:
Swim in the Crystal Waters of Arthur's Pass in Summer
Relax at Rapahoe on the Coast
Explore the Pristine Nelson Lakes National Park
Refresh yourself in Reefton's Inangahua River
Be One with Nature