Our Clearwater Lodge is situated overlooking Lake Clearwater with Lake Camp only 5 minutes walk away. Other lakes in close vicinity are Lake Heron, Lake Emma, Lake Roundabout and also the Maori Lakes.
The layout is an open plan lounge, dining – kitchen area with the bedrooms adjoining. The main room has a gas fridge, a log burner and a full sized gas oven with a four ring hob on top. This open plan room has a ranch slider out on to a large deck, which has magnificent views of the lake and mountains beyond. A hooded BBQ makes this an ideal spot for al fresco dining. In a separate building behind the lodge is our ablution block which houses a shower and vanity (gas hot water), flush toilet and a urinal.
The lodge sleeps 9 people, in two rooms. The bunk room has 6 bunks, while the bedroom has a double bed with a single bunk above.
There is no electricity at Clearwater, but the lodge has a solar panel, which combined with a bank of batteries, and an inverter provides sufficient power to run the water pump and provide lighting. Leave your hair dryer at home as there are no 230 volt power outlets, but you can run a radio powered from a 12 volt outlet (cigarette lighter plug lead required for your radio) near the inverter.
Our lodge is situated at 17 Mount Guy Road, about 1 3/4 hours from Hornby. The road is sealed to Hakatere which is 10 km/ 12 minutes from Clearwater.
Hut rules etc.: Refer to notices and information folder in the lodge for hut rules, water requirements, location of community fire fighting equipment and key etc, and the location of dumpster bins for rubbish.
Phone: Nearest telephone in case of emergency is by the cattle stop near the top end of Mt Guy St. There is no cell-phone coverage at Lake Clearwater, but there is a Wi-Fi Hot-Spot run by IKS. The cost is relatively cheap ($5.00/ 24 hrs), and allows you to connect your cell phone, and using WhatsApp, Messenger or similar make a call to a contact.
Nearest shop/garage: Mt Somers – 30 minutes away.
Lodge Address: #17 Mt Guy St, Lake Clearwater Settlement. Passing Lake Camp on your left as you enter the village, veer to the right just prior to the cattle stop (actually the 3rd right into the settlement), then right again down Mt Guy St.