Back country retreat

Bach or holiday home | Waverley Beach | #18690

8.7/10 (16 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


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
24-Mar-18 to 31-Dec-18
$140+/night $140+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $10/night;
Default Tariff
01-Jan-19 to 24-Mar-19
$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 (18)

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  • Great place for a quiet weekend away

    Great place for a quiet weekend away. Isolated property so you really feel as though you have left your stresses behind.

    PaulBU16 100%|2x Mar 2018

  • Exquisitely located

    Exquisitely located

    EricS6 100%|3x Jan 2018

  • 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

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