A secluded location, surrounded by diverse landscapes teeming with native wildlife, make this special retreat perfect for nature lovers who want to explore the unique New Zealand environment, or to simply unwind and relax in luxurious comfort.


Kaimata Retreat is a boutique luxury lodge located on the Otago Peninsula on New Zealand’s South Island – only a 40 minute drive from Dunedin.


The stylised and contemporary interior has been divided into two separate structures, which feature separate bedrooms, as well as a shared, open-plan living space ideal for both relaxation and entertaining. The luxurious living area features a lounge with wood burning fireplace, and a gourmet kitchen and dining area which is open for all guests to use. Kaimata also features a spa pool and outdoor timber decks with stunning views – perfect for some additional relaxation.

Kaimata Retreat

Things to do

Days at Kaimata Retreat can be spent discovering the Otago Peninsula and its myriad of wildlife, or visiting its coastal beaches, impressive river gorges and alpine altitudes. Visit the Sandfly Bay Wildlife Refuge for a chance of viewing the Yellow-eyed penguin, or perhaps join a 3 hour guided wildlife tour to learn about the areas coastal ecosystem and get close to some of the rare wildlife. For relaxation, indulge in one of the luxurious spa treatments available from the comfort of your own room.

What we love

The endless views over the estuary, which can be enjoyed from the deck or through the large picture windows throughout the property, provide an immediate sense of peace and tranquility that is somewhat intoxicating. Even though you might not want to leave your luxurious surroundings, make sure that you take part in one of the guided eco-tours where you can see a host of incredible wildlife, such as penguins, albatross and sea lions. A truly magical experience that won’t be easily forgotten.

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