Hiking over Hawkswood - A short stroll or a two day event

you choose!


Guests can try the half hour “Fantail Trail” through ferns, mossy bush and tall Ash trees, or a 2 hour hike along the old main road into tree plantations and bush.

Freshen up with a dip in the pool, watch the sunset & enjoy a cool drink. Explore the Conway Flat coastline as we’ll advise you of tides and the best & safest times to go.

Two day packages include two comfortable evenings in Ash House, (no packing and unpacking - just enjoy your time walking or swimming or relaxing). Throw in WiFi (if you must), cosy comfortable beds and magical sunsets, from $195 FOR TWO PEOPLE. This two day option includes track access fee* for the well marked walk to Mt Wilson to take in 360° views. Open from late October to late April (exclude the cold winter months and shorter days) Contact us for more information on availability and pricing on extra options like meals.

*While you need permission for all Hawkswood Hikes, the only access fee for is for the 20km return trip out to Mt Wilson where you can stop at our shelter and make a cuppa and enjoy your lunch.

Found the walk (over Hawkswood) challenging but enjoyed the spectacular scenery and 360degree views from the top of Mt Wilson. Thank you to Linda and Mike for the warm welcome at The Staging Post! We enjoyed reading about your family history, the comfortable accommodation and the outdoor theatre.
— Nicki, Kirstin, Kate, Sarah & Trish April 2015

Swim (November to March)
Pool open in summer.

Rest, relax, create or celebrate?
You choose. We love to inspire folks to get creative, set goals, or we can leave you in peace to complete a project. Or just leave you in peace. It’s the vibe!

Kaikoura is under an hour away and within 30 minutes you’re driving along a spectacular coastline with views of Seaward Kaikouras dipping into the Pacific Ocean. Many and varied options for cafes and shops.
Kaikoura Kayaks (our favourite!) * Whale Watch  * Dolphin Encounter Swim with the Seals * Kaikoura Seal Colony  * Ohau Seal Colony  And for the more adventurous, try a rafting adventure with Clarence River Rafting!

Hanmer - about an hour’s drive to Hanmer Springs Thermal Reserve * bungy jumping * jetboating, and many options in terms of restaurants, cafes and some interesting retail shops.

Cheviot and Gore Bay - In Cheviot you’ll find a selection of cafes and restaurants (Trust Hotel, Two Rivers Café, The Paddock, Mainline Café or visit our local Crossroads Gallery. Be sure to stop at the Domain to stretch your legs if continuing on to Gore Bay Cathedrals

Please check our *** pooch policy *** then call Linda to discuss options that will ensure your dog is safe and has fun too.