Welcome to Shearwater lodge, a completely self-sufficient eco lodge at 1000m in Puhi Peaks nature reserve. This luxurious lodge is your home during our 3 day guided hike, and is also available for private lodge hire.

Have you always wanted to be off-grid and away from everything with friends and/or family for a couple of days surrounded by nature? You have found the perfect spot. Shearwater lodge is set in a spectacular alpine valley at an elevation of 1000m (3280ft) and has six guest rooms, accommodating up to twelve people on a twin/share basis. The scenery is spectacular but be prepared to find your gaze diverted suddenly by resident wildlife, deer or chamois, drifting quietly amongst the golden tussocks. Native songbirds in the trees or the inquisitive kea, who love to shuffle along the balcony in search of mischief, all regularly captivate visitors' attention.

There are a number of great walks you can undertake from the lodge, or enjoy the majestic scenery from the sundeck. While at night the spacious guest lounge can be used to play games, read a book, enjoy a meaningful conversation or simply look at the fire and relax.

Shearwater lodge is self-sufficient and environmentally friendly through it's own micro-hydro system, with solar PV as a backup. Read more about our passion for the environment here.

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Shearwater Lodge
Shearwater Lodge
Shearwater Lodge