This rustic but cozy cabin is nestled in a small clearing surrounded by native and pine forest. Enjoy a primitive yet comfortable off-grid night in the woods, cook over coals and heat the whistling kettle on the fireplace while listening to the creek gurgle and the wild-life night song. Climb into a...
This rustic but cozy cabin is nestled in a small clearing surrounded by native and pine forest. Enjoy a primitive yet comfortable off-grid night in the woods, cook over coals and heat the whistling kettle on the fireplace while listening to the creek gurgle and the wild-life night song. Climb into a comfortable bed for a night or two in the fresh air of New Zealand's back country. Just like our great grand parents lived (albeit with a few extra comforts).
Essential Stay Info
4WD access only
Access to lakes, rivers, streams & beaches
Check in time: Any Check out time: Any
Eating and Drinking
At the cabin we have the basic utensils for eating, drinking and cooking, including cups for hot drinks and cool drinks, knives and forks and cooking utensils. We have a charcoal BBQ, and a firepit with a grill, also a small gas cooker that uses the screw in butane gas cannister (of which you will need to supply). We provide 20 liters of fresh drinking water on site. There is no fridge so you'll need to consider this if planning to stay longer than a couple of nights. However there is a good size chilly bin that lives at the cabin to utilize while you're there.
The main bed is a comfy queen mattress, and the bunk room has 2 single spring mattresses. There is also a double air mattress which can be used in the...
The main bed is a comfy queen mattress, and the bunk room has 2 single spring mattresses. There is also a double air mattress which can be used in the loft. An air mattress pump is on-site.
We can provide linen and make the beds for you as an extra.
More info about the property
Our Off Grid Remote Cabin is as it sounds, peacefully tucked away in a small clearing surrounded by forest and small streams. Primitive but comfortable, rustic but with elements of finesse, the perfec...
Our Off Grid Remote Cabin is as it sounds, peacefully tucked away in a small clearing surrounded by forest and small streams. Primitive but comfortable, rustic but with elements of finesse, the perfect place to forget about the world.
Typically a short walk through the bush along tracks is required to reach the cabin. This will depend on how far up the tracks you can drive your 4wd vehicle. In the dry, you could get right to the cabin, but if the surface is wet a 10-15 minute walk is needed.
This is an amazing spot to reconnect or rehab, or just a digital de-tox for a night or two. The nearby Hangaroa river has trout, and if you wanted to bring a grandchild or two it's a great place for some outdoor education.
The toilet is an outdoor dunny, and there is no hot water or shower facilities. There are cold water pools or small waterfalls to wash in though, just a short 5 minute walk through the bush....great- great- grandparent style.
The small inside fireplace is amazing for heating and cooking, and the outdoor charcoal BBQ and firepit are perfect for ambience and cooking on coals. There is plenty of firewood available, and a saw onsite if you'd like to wander off and replenish the little firewood shelter.
Basically everything is here so you can just hike in with a backpack carrying your food and sleeping bags.
Cyclone Gabrielle gave our tracks a bit of a hard time with a slip and washout, and right at present you will need a capable 4wd to get up the tracks. Or if you are driving a non 4wd vehicle, my neighbors are very accommodating and allow a vehicle to park at their property. From there, the access track to the cabin is about 1 km walk. The tracks are steepish in places, but firm underfoot.
Shooting by permit only please. We have a group of Fallow Deer that reside in the vicinity and we don't want them shot, but there are plenty of possums and magpies and goats. We're ok if you'd like to shoot a goat for kids educational purposes to teach how to dress and cook, but I don't want wanton killing for the sake of it, the smell is not welcome.
Unique kiwi experiences for you
Isolation, yet town is only half an hour away. Great place for cycling.
Surrounded by bush and native forest, perfect for reconnecting with the better half, a bit of forced rehab or just relaxing in a digital detox mode.
Rugged yet comfortable.
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What we love about this property
Experience the amazing 'away from it all' feeling, the peace and serenity that our great grandparents lived in. Enjoy the starlit nights while the moreporks sing and the deer and possums skitch about...
Experience the amazing 'away from it all' feeling, the peace and serenity that our great grandparents lived in. Enjoy the starlit nights while the moreporks sing and the deer and possums skitch about. Go for a swim or trout fish in the Hangaroa river just a short 10 minute walk away.
We can provide bed linen and make the beds up for you. This will include sheets, pillows, Duvet and extra blankets. This provides for a more comfortable sleep than getting tangled up in sleeping bags :)
Price is $50 for the Queen bed, and $30 for the single beds.
About your host, Max
After going on a number of tramps in the Gisborne region with my boys and staying at Doc huts I wanted to find a spot that was as peaceful and secluded as the Doc hut scene, but required a bit less effort to get to and was a whole lot more comfortable. So we build the OZARKS cabin in a small clearing in a 40 acre forest we own so we could enjoy the classic back country NZ experience, and now we've decided to open it to the like minded to share.
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