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bedroom with double bunk
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bed room 2
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river walk
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quirky rustic quarters

Te Karaka, Gisborne

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Sleeps up to 6
From $100 tonight
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Sleeps up to 6
From $100 tonight

Nestle in a large rhododendron garden with two long cherry avenues which look their best in November and April. Native bush leads you on a path down to a lovely rocky river that is a great playground in the summer.

There is the opportunity to have large groups of up to 14 people stay, ...

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Essential Stay Info

Access to lakes, rivers, streams & beaches
Dogs Welcome
Horse Grazing Available
Rural Views
Single Safe

Check in time: 3 pm
Check out time: 10 am

Eating and Drinking
Open plan kitchen, dining and sitting area ( sofa and armchair ) with a kent fire and lots of dry wood for warmth - great after a day of hiking
Fully equipped kitchen for cooking including a stove, microwave and fridge/freezer Shower, toilet, basin Tub and washing machine Also an outdoor toilet.

Bedding Configuration
The cottage sleeps six people (seven if there is a couple using the double bottom bunk). The authentic building is set in the beautiful garden and is...

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More info about the property
This rustic cottage is a quirky, cozy and authentic farm stay accommodation – a cheap travelers heaven. This old shearer's quarters has been painted and decorated tastefully with a vintage shabby chic...

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Unique kiwi experiences for you

WATERFALLS ADVENTURE – 10km (4-6 hours) Walk down to this fascinating waterfalls, climb the pole, swim in the river, enjoy the surrounding native bush, then enjoy a cuppa at the back hut.
TE KOOTI'S RETREAT – 10km (3-5 hours) Historic track to Maori pa site where, in 1869, Ringatu leader, Te Kooti, escaped over the cliffs from the Constabulary.
TOP OF THE WORLD – 14.5km (4-6 hours) Ascend to the highest peak of the region with 360 degree views of Gisborne and its hinterland while walking on a fault line

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What we love about this property

A four bedroom warm cozy farmhouse decorated in a simple but stylish way and an old shearer's quarters as a backpackers with a shabby chic rustic look.

Breathe the clean mountain air,

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Activities on or nearby this property

Nature Walks


Drinking Water
Fridge (or cooling facility) available
Heating (electric, gas or fireplace)
Hot Water Available
North Island
Picnic Table
Power Available
Property Manager on site
Rubbish bin
Unsealed Roads
Washing Machine

Drive Times

Auckland: 6 hours
Hamilton: 4 hours 30 minutes
Tauranga: 3 hours 25 minutes
Taupo: 4 hours 30 minutes
Wellington: 8 hours

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These walks lead you on a journey to some of the best views of Gisborne and its hinterland. The land formations are as interesting as its history. There are short walks and long walks available. Guided walks are available.

Green Walk | Red Walk | Blue Walk | Guided Walk

The terrain is very much big hill country making the walks reasonably challenging therefore the fitness level needs to be good. Some of the walking is on bulldozed tracks and parts are on narrow sheep tracks on the side of steep hills. Small bogs and creeks have to be walked through. Each walk has a small area of bush so you get the idea of what the land was like before the settlers arrived in the 1910s and 20s. Paid for once done and before leaving. $15 per person per walk

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Freshly cooked dishes which celebrate the abundance of good quality local produce, in fact 80% of which comes from local Stations. If you would like to hold a party, whether lunch or dinner, Christmas or a birthday celebration, we can devise a menu for you.

We provide you with all the provisions for a continental and cooked breakfast and also a good old fashioned picnic lunch.

We are happy to cater for vegetarians or other special dietary requirements. Please inform us at the time of booking. Paid for upon arrival $80 per person


I enjoyed a peaceful stay at Haurata and loved the adventurous waterfall walk. The hospitality was outstanding and the beauty of the area unmatched. Thank you for a wonderful stay and delicious meal!
Madison - Dec 2023

Amazing place with stunning views and a great escape from the city. The hosts were lovely and accommodating highly recommended
Aleisha - Apr 2022

About your host, Jane

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I have been running our property since we brought 1/2 of the neighbours farm in 2007. Not knowing what to do with the extra house and large rhododendron garden I decided to mark out walks around our farm and the neigbours have kindly let me use there farms to walk on as well and use the buildings for accommodation.

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