About Us.

Learn more about us, the area and FAQ's.

Get to Know Uru.

Kia ora, we’re Shelley and Grant Heays, the folks behind Uru. Our vision is to create an oasis where friends and whānau come and escape it all. 

Whether you’re up for an adventure or down for a recharge, being out West really does wonders for your soul, and we’re excited to share that feeling with people from near and far. 

We set out to create stays that are the perfect combination of adventure, serenity and luxury — and humbly, we think we nailed it. Come and experience it for yourself?


Our eco homes are made in New Zealand and with love by Árbol.

Árbol create architectural, energy efficient, environmentally responsible homes that are healthier, safer and kinder to the planet.

We stand by their mission to positively impact our environment, setting standards for homes that are conscious and considered.


You’ll find us on Charming Creek Road, Sedonville, just south of the Mokihinui river.

Drive from main centres.

Kawatiri / Westport: 40 mins
Whakatū / Nelson: 3 hrs 50 
Waitohi / Picton 4 hrs 40
Ōtautahi / Christchurch: 5 hrs

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Frequently Asked Questions.

Do I need a four wheel drive to get there?
No, any old wagon will do.
Is there reception?
The limited reception is all part of the fun. Off the grid and away from it all.
Where is the closest store?
The closest supermarket is a 40 minute drive away in Westport. Uru can supply food and drink on request, and there’s a dairy down the road for basics.
Are the houses pet friendly?
You’ll have to leave your furry friends at home this time to protect wildlife in the National Park.