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Photo of property: Large decks
Large decks
Photo of property: Relax and unwind.
Relax and unwind.
Photo of property: Swing seat on the deck.
Swing seat on the deck.
Photo of property: Views of the lake and volcano.
Views of the lake and volcano.
Photo of property: Surrounded by native bush.
Surrounded by native bush.
Photo of property: 1920's original shepherds hut
1920's original shepherds hut
Photo of property: Enjoy the view while soaking in the hot tub bath
Enjoy the view while soaking in the hot tub bath
Photo of property: Large deck to enjoy the views
Large deck to enjoy the views
Photo of property: Sheep grazed pastures
Sheep grazed pastures
Photo of property: The hut
The hut
Photo of property: Cosy and romantic
Cosy and romantic
Photo of property: Woodfired tub
Woodfired tub

heritage hideaway

Lake Tarawera, Bay Of Plenty

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Sleeps up to 2
From $200 tonight
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Sleeps up to 2
From $200 tonight

A Lake Tarawera stay like no other and a piece of NZ history. Initially built for a South Otago farm in the 1930s, by Jack himself, this heritage hut is now perched on a hill in Lake Tarawera boasting some stunning views of the surrounding native bush, sheep grazed pasture, and of course the lake an...

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Essential Stay Info

Access to lakes, rivers, streams & beaches
Dogs Welcome
Rural Views
Unique Accommodation

Check in time: 3pm
Check out time: 11am

Eating and Drinking
Heritage Hideaway has a seperate hut with a kitchenette equipped with kettle, toaster, fridge/freezer, single cooking hob, mini oven if needed, deep sink, coffee plunger with free tea and coffee. We can provide breakfast provisions for the morning after your first nights stay with a choice of cooked or continental pack at an additional $30. You can also order a grazing platter in advance, please let me know if you would like the details.

Bedding Configuration
Heritage Hideaway has a super-comfy queen-sized bed.

More info about the property
Heritage Hideaway is a romantic escape from the busy world. A peaceful hideaway with stunning views. You can choose to bring your own bedding and towels or we can provide these for $30.

Unique kiwi experiences for you

Enjoy the lake, during the summer the lake is a consistent 22 degrees. Take the water taxi to the Tarawera Falls walkway, hot water beach and the natural bush hotpools. Catch a rainbow trout for tea.
Visit the archaelogical dig site of the Buried Village where a whole village was buried in ash during the erruption of Tarawera in 1886.
Enjoy a walk amongst giants in the redwood forest.

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What we love about this property

Relax and enjoy the outdoors. With so much to do right on the doorstep. Fishing for trout in the pristine waters of Lake Tarawera, soaking in a natural bush hot pool, walking the Tarawera Falls walk t...

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Activities on or nearby this property

Cycle Tracks
Farm Animals to Meet
Glow worms to visit
Hiking | Tramping
Horse Riding and Trekking
Mountain Biking
Nature Walks
Outdoor Bath | Hot Tub
Rafting | Kayaking | Canoeing
Star Gazing


Bath tub
Campfire available
Drinking Water
Dump point nearby
Fridge (or cooling facility) available
Gas available
Hair dryer
Heating (electric, gas or fireplace)
Hot Water Available
Limited mobile service
Linen Provided
North Island
Power Available
Property Manager on site
Rubbish bin
Wifi Available

Drive Times

Auckland: 3h 10m
Hamilton: 1h 43m
Tauranga: 1h 18m
Taupo: 1h 22m
Wellington: 6h 7m

Extras you might like to add

These will be available to select during the booking progress

$30.00 per couple

Your bed will be made up ready and fresh towels provided

$30.00 Per couple

Breakfast box, either cooked or continental breakfast option for the first morning after arrival.

$65.00 per couple

Tarawera Grazing Platter Typically consists of a complimentary piece of Tarawera smoked trout, cheeses, pesto, dip, hummus, mushroom pate, fresh veg sticks, cured meats, fruit, nuts, crackers. Bottle of local wine.

$65.00 per couple

Buttermilk fried chicken, red skinned potato salad, classic cabbage slaw, crisp baguette and butter. Jumbo cookies, sparkling asti wine or soft drink.


We loved our stay at Jack's Hut. Very peaceful and relaxing. Loved the hot tub, swing seat and watching the deer in the bottom paddock. Great view of Lake Tarawera too. Would recommend it to anyone wanting to kick back and relax.
Judith - Mar 2022

Bobby - Oct 2021

About your host, Angie

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My husband and I are lucky enough to live at beautiful Lake Tarawera. We own a life style block and manage several holiday homes at the lake. We love sharing this exquisite part of the country with visitors from all over New Zealand and beyond.

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