Step back in time at Aunt Tui's

Bach or holiday home | Tuatapere | #10796

8.2/10 (31 ratings)
  • 8 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • A treasure trove of books, records and collections!
  • Walking distance to Tuatapere township and the Waiau River.
  • A short drive to Te Waewae Bay, Giant Totara, Clifden Caves.

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 décor 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.


  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Super king bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Double bed

  • Bedroom 3

    1 x Bunk bed
    2 x Single bed

  • Lounge

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $50.00 per stay (optional); Linen $POA (optional)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 5 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Price Band 2
27-Oct-16 to 27-Oct-17
$95+/night $95+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $5/night;
2 night minimum stay

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (46)

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  • Great property that showcases a grassroots kiwi batch

    Great property that showcases a grassroots kiwi batch. Lots of eclectic items in the house that go so well together! Really enjoyed our stay.

    WarrickM 100%|1x Oct 2016

  • lovely character home with lots of special pieces of art and trinquits...

    lovely character home with lots of special pieces of art and trinquits every where in the home. beds were very comfortable and house was clean. excellent pet friendly property.

    PeterOt1 100%|2x Sep 2016

  • I loved staying at Aunt Tui's, a comfortable place and very warm...

    I loved staying at Aunt Tui's, a comfortable place and very warm with the fire going. The fully enclosed garden meant my dog was safe outside while I was enjoying the inside of the house. I will definately go again with friends, children or dogs.

    kareey523 100%|2x Jun 2016

  • Great location

    Great location. Old style house with heaps of quirky character. Great place if you admire it's quirky "do it yourself" living. A cozy home from home!

    RichardPr9 100%|1x Jun 2016

  • Perfect forewarned needed

    Perfect forewarned needed. A bed to sleep in before tackling the 3 day hike.

    JasmineTurner 100%|1x Mar 2016

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