Things to do
at Waitutu Lodge
Waitutu Beach telephone box
A short walk through the magnificence of the Podocarp Forest to the swing bridge across the river. Meander your way back to the Lodge as you enjoy the sound of the birds and the beauty of the forest.
A very pleasant walk from the Lodge to the Ocean and back through the forest. Takes approximately an hour.
There are a variety of short walks into the Podocarp forest from the Lodge.
The Mataitai Reserve
On 10th July 2014, an area of the coast out in front of the Lodge, was declared to be a Mātaitai reserve by the Fisheries (South Island Customary Fishing) Regulations 1999. The Reserve is an identified traditional fishing ground managed by the tangata whenua through Tangata Tiaki/Kaitiaki. Commercial fishing is generally prohibited in a Mātaitai reserve.
THE SOUTH COAST
The Waitutu Lodge is situated within five minute walk of the South Coast. It’s rugged, wild and beautiful. The track from the Lodge takes you out onto a stony beach which is riddled with driftwood and other such treasures that have been washed up by the sea. It’s a place that offers solitude. A place where you can wonder and reflect. Venturing further into the sea, requires balance and skill as negotiating the large bolder rocks can be a challenge.