Old Train Cart
Normal capacity: 1 Adult / Youth

Full of character, this delightfully comfortable single room with ensuite was cleverly created from an old train cart. Set beside a field of beautiful wild flowers and a natural pond, it provides the perfect break from the complexities of modern life.

  • Extensive garden view
  • Rustic sauna room
  • Macrocarpa wood kitchen
  • Outdoor barbeque facilities
  • Wireless internet
  • IPod and IPod speaker
  • LCD TV
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/ Ironboard
  • Mini bar
  • Environmentally friendly bathroom amenities

Important Notes:

  • All room rates include accommodation, arrival drinks, five-course dinner, gourmet breakfast and selected lodge activities.
  • Complimentary lodge activities include native walks, star gazing, glow worms, night fishing, night hunting, animal and fish feeding, tennis, pétanque, as well as use of spa, sauna and movie theatre. All activities are subject to weather conditions and availability.
  • The entire Zen Garden is smoke-free. Thank you for keeping our air clean and fresh.

Arrival & Departure:

  • Check-in time is 3:00pm. If you arrive early or we are unable to accommodate you immediately, your luggage will be held in our storage facility while you enjoy the public areas of the Lodge or gardens.
  • Normal check-out time is 11:00am. You are welcome to make use of the facilities should a later check-out time be required. Please contact our staff. We are happy to make special arrangements for you.


  • Room rates are quoted on a per person per night basis and are exclusive of 15% Goods and Services Tax (GST).
  • All rates and packages are subject to change, please confirm with reservations at time of booking.
  • In order to confirm a reservation, we require a deposit of 25% of the total cost. The payment can be made in the form of a bank transfer, bank cheque or current credit card with expiry date. Final payment of 100% is required 30 days prior to arrival. Reservations made within 7 days of arrival will be accepted with credit card and bank transfers.


Zen Garden is a small exclusive resort and cancellations affect us greatly. Due to our intimate size, the following charges will apply if the booking is cancelled:

  • Within 30 days of arrival, then 50% of the total cost of the booking will be charged.
  • Within 7 days of arrival, then 100% of the total cost of the booking will be charged.

“No shows” will be charged 100% of the applicable rate of the total stay. We strongly advise guests to take out travel insurance to protect themselves against unexpected changes to their travel plans.

Christmas &  New Year policies:

A surcharge of NZ$355.00 per adult and NZ$285.00 per youth (exclusive of GST) will be applied to guests accommodated on Christmas Day (25th December) and New Year’s Eve (31st December).

Children policy:

To protect our extensive collections of art, antiques and fine craftworks, we regret we are unable to accommodate children under the age of 12 years.