Beresford Heights

Owaka Retreat


What to expect

Getting to Beresford Heights is half the fun. You'll drive through The Catlins to our property at 361 Puketiro Road, Owaka, where you'll be greeted by your hosts, Stephanie and Warren Burgess.


From here, we assist you to transfer your belongings to our 4WD transport - a covered, comfortable All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) - then embark on an off-road journey across our working farm to the summit of Table Hill where your cosy lodge awaits.


Look out for sheep, goats, horses and wildlife as we wind our way to the top of the mountain.


Once there, relax and unwind. Enjoy cooking in the equipped kitchen or if preferred, you can request through prior arrangement a catered stay.


Beresford Heights is a fully self-contained boutique lodge capable of sleeping up to four people with a king size bed and sofa bed available. There is a comfortable seating area for relaxing, reading or taking in the panoramic views as well as a full kitchen with all of your basics including: pots, pans, dishes, cutlery, refrigerator, oil, salt and pepper, plus an outdoor barbecue grill. Your bathroom supplies include: towels, soap, shampoo and hairdryer.

A continental breakfast is provided. For dinner, self-cater or treat yourself to a Beresford Bundle full of local delicacies to cook yourself, accompanied by homemade salads and dessert, delivered to your door. There is a great deck running the length of the lodge which features a lovely hot tub and sweeping panoramic view.


Please note, The nearest grocery store is 20mins drive away in Owaka, the premises is smoke free and pets not allowed. Check in is from 3 pm till 8 pm and check out is by 10 am.

Map & Directions

361 Puketiro Road RD2, Owaka New Zealand


Enjoy Your Stay

The highlight of a stay at Beresford Heights is to trade your busy lifestyle for an opportunity to relax in a private magical hideaway. For the more adventurous, you can also enjoy scenic walks through the native bush, parts of the Matai Falls Rail Trail or take a short drive to nearby waterfalls and beaches.


If being pampered is more your style, our local massage therapist can help you to relax those tired muscles with a massage within the privacy of your lodge. Then rejuvenate in the hot tub while overlooking stunning views of The Catlins and Cannibal Bay.


For those wishing to gain a glimpse of traditional kiwi farming, take one of our farm tours or watch a working dog demonstration. Guided hunting trips for fallow and red deer can be arranged for the more adventurous.