Step back in time at Aunt Tui's

Bach or holiday home | Tuatapere | #10796

8.3/10 (49 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 7 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok


Are you looking for Adventure, or to just relax? Then come to where the Southern Alps meet the "Roaring Forties", base yourself in Tuatapere, on the famous 'Southern Scenic Route' and allow at least two days to explore some of the hidden treasures of the extreme southwest of New Zealand. Walk five minutes from town to see the 'Leviathans of the Forest' - thousand-year-old Totara trees! Wander along stunning Blue Cliffs Beach, just ten minutes drive away and formed by the wild storms spawned from the Great Southern Ocean and Antarctica. Enjoy the 'world famous' Tuatapere sausages from the butchers around the corner. You can even walk the Hump Ridge Track and visit the largest viaduct in the southern hemisphere.

Welcome to Aunt Tui's where you'll feel like family or friends after even a night or two in this warm, comfortable and charming bach, which has everything you need for a relaxing or exciting holiday. It is private and well fenced so no worries if you're bringing pets or children and the large native garden is visited by tui, bellbirds and wood pigeons. Don't expect all mod cons when visiting Aunt Tui's, this house is very special and reflects the owners' interest in art and collecting. The decor is virtually unchanged from the time it was built with high timbered ceilings and open fires in the bedrooms. However, the beds are new and comfortable and will fit even the tallest visitor, one being “Californian King Size”! There is a 2nd double bedroom while the 3rd has a set of bunks for the adventurous and 2 singles. The sitting room is in the centre of the house and with an open fire complete with driftwood , a music collection that will take you back and comfy armchairs and couches, it makes for memorable evenings! Off the sitting room is the dining room which boasts an ancient refectory table that has seated up to 20! A small cosy kitchen with all the basics you'll need, leads through to the sun room which catches both sunrises and sunsets.

Extras: Cleaning (Optional, NZ$50.00 per stay); Linen (Optional, NZ$0.00 per stay);


  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x King bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Double bed

  • Bedroom 3

    1 x Narrow single bed
    4 x Single bed


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*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (65)

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  • We had the best stay at Aunt Tui’s, the house is full...

    We had the best stay at Aunt Tui’s, the house is full of charm and interesting things. It is in the best position for all of Tuatapere’s amenities. We would have loved to stay longer and will be staying again in the future.

    Leah13 100%|1x Jan 2019

  • Quiet, peaceful place close to everything

    Quiet, peaceful place close to everything. Lots to see and do in the area. We'll be back.

    MaxF9947 100%|2x Jan 2019

  • We had a lovely time, and the old world feel got us...

    We had a lovely time, and the old world feel got us talking to each other rather than on our devices. Amazing

    Lauren L. Nov 2018

  • Very local to amenities

    Very local to amenities. Fantastic.

    PaulaHa10 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • One of the best accomodation I ever had in many years of...

    One of the best accomodation I ever had in many years of traveling all over the country

    KARSTENsC1 100%|1x Apr 2018

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