Back country retreat

Bach or holiday home | Waverley Beach | #18690

8.7/10 (14 ratings)
  • 10 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 8 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Spectacular views of the bush clad hills of the Taranaki hinterland
  • A paradise for those keen on outdoor activities.
  • Abundant bird life

Nukuhau is situated half an hour over scenic roads from the main highway, on a high plateau overlooking our carbon farm and QEII reserve. The large house is basically but comfortably furnished with all you need for a retreat or holiday. In addition to beds we also have foam mattresses which can be used marae style on the living room floor.

The 500 acre farm consists of steep hills and valleys but is fully tracked and suitable for exploring on foot. At the bottom of the farm there is a small river with swimming holes. This property is the ideal place for a quiet retreat or as a base for outdoor activities. The views of Mt Taranaki and of the bush clad hill country are spectacular.

It is situated adjacent to two DOC reserves which can be accessed for tramping or hunting. Nearby are historic sites, viewpoints with commanding views from Mt Taranaki to Mt Ruapehu, and a local museum.

For wet weather we have games, books, DVDs, and a piano.

Special conditions: Smoking outside only Pets by prior arrangement Absolutely no shooting on property


  • Bath tub
  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom three

    1 x Double bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Lounge

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    1 x Mattress/Futon/Air bed

  • main bedroom

    1 x Cot
    1 x Double bed

  • second bedroom

    2 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Flat rate tariff
17-Dec-17 to 17-Dec-18
$140+/night $140+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $10/night;

*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 (16)

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  • The property was lovely, nestled away in the mountains with a beautiful...

    The property was lovely, nestled away in the mountains with a beautiful view. There are some really nice walks around - highly recommend the walk from the house to Rewi Alley's cottage if you have a day and don't mind a 20km walk.

    udolpho 100%|1x Oct 2017

  • We were very comfortable and enjoyed our stay

    We were very comfortable and enjoyed our stay.

    JoeR9237 100%|1x Oct 2017

  • Hard to explain the peace the beauty the views the warmth of...

    Hard to explain the peace the beauty the views the warmth of two fires and of course the location if this place. Love it! Will be back soon. 3 mountains and sea views! Amazing place thank you for sharing this slice of heaven. Tony, molly, katie pai

    tonysears045 100%|1x Sep 2017

  • Excellent property, up in the mountains

    Excellent property, up in the mountains. Well maintained, private and with amazing views of mountains and of Mt. Taranaki. The gravel road in the mountains may be a bit tricky, but nothing really daunting. Lots of puzzles and games and a good collection of books to keep anyone busy indoors, if they so want. We had a great time by the fireplace and piano, and in general.

    anshbane 100%|9x Jun 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    So glad you enjoyed your stay. Good to know that our games and books are enjoyed by our guests.

    Nellieray 100%|22x

  • The property is big and has amazing views but the only (major)...

    The property is big and has amazing views but the only (major) turn down for us was that it was not clean. There were cobwebs everywhere, dishes were not clean (dusty) , strong musty smell as if it hasn't been opened for sometime and felt bit creepy with kids and adults cloths hanging in the closet. Property wasn't maintained very well but if that's not major for you it's a great place to visit. We enjoyed the fire, the piano and breath taking views.

    PriyaI53 100%|3x Apr 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you for your feedback, Priya. There are problems with maintaining a back country property, but I have taken your comments on board and will double check for cobwebs and dust. The clothes are there because we use the property but also warm jackets and gumboots are for the use of our guests. We keep our charges low because we cannot guarantee that we have been able to go up to service the property. However I will make sure all guests are aware of these things in future.

    Nellieray 100%|22x

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