The Kaimata Retreat is a timber built boutique lodge located on the Otago Peninsula offering sweeping water habitat views. The property boasts an architectural design using modern post-and-beam construction with Macrocarpa timber harvested from around the property. Natural materials were used throughout, creating a peaceful environment for all. The retreat's interior has been divided into two buildings, one side comprising of two stylish rooms with an ensuite and equipped with guests laundry facilities. The other building has one room with ensuite and a comfortable open dining room, lounge and kitchen area. This exclusive location is home to the world’s only mainland colony of the majestic Royal albatross, a stronghold for the rare and private Yellow-eyed penguin, and the gradual return of the rare Hooker’s sea lion to the Peninsula dune lands, the Otago Peninsula offers a special natural appeal and is a busy crossroad of biodiversity.
The Korimako is the spirit bird of New Zealand’s indigenous Maori people. Acknowledged as the message carrier to and from the gods, the Korimako is a protected endemic bird, renowned for their absolutely beautiful bell notes and dawn song. The Korimako Room boast a king-size bed with ensuite, seating for two with French doors facing the courtyard. The deck offers casual seating for two people.
The retreat boasts a wonderful location to enjoy your evening meal and offer guests an opportunity to sample the great southern bounty, foods sourced with the seasons harvest grown by local suppliers. Kaimata Retreat's seasonal chef creates dishes with flair and passion, using traditional New Zealand cooking methods with a wild and indigenous emphasis.
Kaimata Retreat is pleased to offer a small boutique selection of New Zealand wines handpicked to compliment the special dishes we offer. A range of New Zealand beers together with a choice of splits and juices are also available.
Experience a greater dimension of your stay at Kaimata Retreat with the retreat’s complimentary activities, including a relaxation hot tub and return beach transfers. Go mountain biking and select from a choice of tracks and enjoy the scenic scapes of the Otago Peninsula. Stand-up paddle boards are also available, ideal for a core workout on Papanui Inlet.