The Ark @ Tui Ridge | Off The Beaten Track

The Ark @ Tui Ridge

Cabins & Cottages

Aongatete, Bay Of Plenty                    Listed By Kirsten and Mike


Tui Ridge is located at the end of a long treelined driveway in the heart of the kiwifruit orchards of Katikati. With views out to the Kaimai Ranges and large park like gardens to relax in, a river to explore and a summer house to cook a BBQ. Our property is located in the middle of a kiwifruit orchard. We have extensive gardens to roam, a river to explore and lots of outdoor spaces to relax in (summer house, hammocks etc) Tui Ridge is located up the end of a long driveway with stunning views to the Kaimai Ranges.

Our property has established gardens with large trees to shade under, beautiful sunset views and we love to meet people and share our place. We moved here from Auckland to try and live a more sustainable lifestyle away from the city. We grow our own vegetables and have free range chickens, cats called Hunter and Stella and our very friendly dog Meg. Our home orchard is a work in progress, we are learning very quickly how to grow our own veges and fruit but still some way off from being self sufficient. Myself or my husband Mike are available at most times for any helpful information to share as we have traveled extensively around NZ in our caravan.

NB: *We are situated 10 mins south of Katikati or 25 mins from Tauranga. It pays to do grocery shopping before you arrive at either Katikati or Bethlehem (Countdown supermarkets).
*We do have other accommodation available, search 'Tui Ridge'.
*Meg our dog will run to meet you as you drive up the driveway, she gets very excited to see new people - just ignore her if you aren't confident around dogs.

Unique Experiences at The Ark @ Tui Ridge

  1. Walk through a kiwifruit orchard
  2. Enjoy the established gardens, with large trees to shade under, and enjoy fresh homegrown produce
  3. Explore the surrounding area and waterfall. Visit a beautiful Bay of Plenty beach close by

Why You Will Love The Ark @ Tui Ridge

It's in a neat part of New Zealand, the views are wonderful, and it's so quiet - all you hear are the birds. Plenty to discover around just a short drive away.

Accommodation Types

The Ark @ Tui Ridge

The Ark is nestled in our garden with amazing views to the Kaimai Ranges, our warm, cosy wooden Ark is a whole bigger on the inside than it looks!

A shared guest kitchenette/lounge is available for guest use beside the house. A guest BBQ is located nearby in the quaint summer house with seating and a lovely garden view.
The enclosed shared outdoor bathroom (with Treehouse guests) is a short distance away and overlooks the Kaimai Ranges and the river below.

The Ark has a very comfortable pallet bed for alternative bedding, this is made as queen bed but can be split into single beds for an extra charge. This must be requested for prior to booking as it is not always available.

Little skylights in the roof mean star gazing is possible from the bed on a clear night.

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$99.00 per night
(up to 2 guests)

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Property Amenities

-2WD access all areas
2WD caravan accessible
Caravan accessible
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
-Group Campsites
RV/Motorhome accessible
Self-Contained vehicles only
Unsealed Roads


Access to: Lakes | Rivers | Streams | Beaches
Unique Accommodation
Rural Views
Family Friendly
Pets Welcome

About the Landowner, Kirsten and Mike

We welcome you to stay at Tui Ridge, we are tucked up a long treelined driveway. Located just off State highway 2, it's handy to some of the best beaches, swimming, walks, tramping and kiwifruit orchards in the Bay of Plenty.

Cute and cosy off grid cabins are located around the property, each with either garden or mountain views.

Approximate Location

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