Ideally located for visits to Farewell Spit, or exploring the Whanganui Inlet, the waterfront Twin Waters Lodge is just 2 minutes' walk from Golden Bay. Guests enjoy free WiFi and free bus terminal or airport pick up. Rooms boast a patio and unique décor. Twin Waters Lodge is a 20-minute drive from Heaphy Track and Wharariki Beach. Abel Tasman National Park is a 40-minute drive away. The lodge has a guest lounge with TV and an extensive CD and DVD collection. There is also a computer and a library offering over 2000 books. The tour desk can assist with arranging local activities like hiking, bird watching, and Farewell Spit Eco Tours. Guests can enjoy a full breakfast with a range of cereal, bacon, eggs, toast and locally roasted espresso coffee. You will also receive a welcome drink on the evening of your arrival. The heated rooms have a seating area, plunger coffee and a mini-bar with a selection of local wines. The private bathroom offers bathrobes, free toiletries and a hairdryer.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.1)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Gluten-free, Buffet

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
Number of guests
2 twin beds
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Guest reviews


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  • Mary
    United States of America United States of America
    We loved the lodge atmosphere; you can make your own breakfast. The lounge area is full of wonderful books and movies
  • David
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    A little unusual as breakfast is self-service and no tv in rooms - but owners are super-helpful, rooms spacious and comfortable, location and decor relaxing - results in an enjoyable experience
  • Kerri
    Australia Australia
    The proximity to Farewell Spit, local beach and privacy. The shared lounge & kitchen is exceptionally set up with private ensuite rooms. Hosts Trish & Mike were more than accommodating, have good local knowledge and did everything to make our stay...

Hosted by Mike and Trish

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Mike and Trish
Nestled between the estuary and the sea, Twin Waters Lodge offers you affordable luxury. Our award winning lodge features curved timber ceilings, walls of glass and multi-level decks. Our extensive grounds are surrounded by native bush and wetlands.
Trish and Mike have been operating B&B accommodation for more than 20 years, 14 years as owner-operators of Twin Waters Lodge. We are well travelled ourselves and aim to give our guests the kind of experience we like to have when we are travelling.
Our Lodge offers the dual advantages of miles of unspoiled beach, well populated with seas birds and waders, alongside native forest that is full of native New Zealand birds. The quiet neighbourhood means birdsong is often the only sound you hear.
Languages spoken: German,English,French

Area info

Amenities of Twin Waters Lodge
Great facilities! Review score, 9.1

Most popular amenities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free parking
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport shuttle (free)
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Breakfast
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Garden view
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Sun deck
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Dining table
  • Coffee machine
  • Dryer
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Beach
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Radio
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Minibar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in some rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Business center
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Adults only
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Executive lounge access
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Heating
  • Soundproof
  • Private entrance
  • Carpeted
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Raised toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • French

House rules

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From 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM


From 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Eftpos Cash Twin Waters Lodge accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

If you expect to arrive outside reception opening hours, please inform Twin Waters Lodge in advance, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

Please note that there is 3% charge when you pay with a credit card.

Please note that there is a resident cat and dog on site that are not permitted in guest rooms, but may visit shared areas.

It is required that all guest have to be fully vaccinated against Covid.

Free pickups are available from Collingwood Bus Stop or Takaka Airport. Please inform Twin Waters Lodge in advance if you want to use this service, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

Please inform Twin Waters Lodge of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

FAQs about Twin Waters Lodge

  • The prices at Twin Waters Lodge may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Guests staying at Twin Waters Lodge can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet

  • The nearest beach is 150 feet from Twin Waters Lodge. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Room options at Twin Waters Lodge include:

    • Double
    • Twin

  • Twin Waters Lodge offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Beach

  • Twin Waters Lodge is 3.7 miles from the center of Collingwood. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at Twin Waters Lodge is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.