Kiwi Bush Haven at Crindau Lodge

Lodge | Katikati | #21808

9.8/10 (9 ratings)
  • 6 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Lush native bush surroundings and a long private driveway will give you a rare sense of sanctuary.
  • Sweeping views from Bowentown to the Mount from our orchard - what a spot for a picnic!
  • The peace and seclusion sets the mood perfectly for a relaxing family holiday or a romantic retreat.

Kiwi Bush Haven is a family friendly romantic getaway set deep in the heart of lush native bush. There is no traffic noise up here, just the soul restoring sounds of birdsong and breeze!

Our guests stay in a self-contained annexe to the main Crindau Lodge building. The luxury accommodation consists of two identical rooms sharing an ensuite bathroom on the upper floor of a renovated barn with great views of the Kaimai bush.

Each room has been tastefully furnished in a Pacific theme, with polished wooden floors and queen-sized beds. High quality towels and linen plus fluffy robes are provided for your comfort.

Downstairs there is an additional bathroom with a large bath tub for soaking in. Winter warmth is provided by a small wood-burner. There are heaters and fans for every room, plus extra blankets and towels should you need them.

We can host a maximum of two couples, plus two children. A bassinet/cot-bed and high chair can be provided if necessary and the setup is very child friendly.

We have a lovely garden lounge/kitchenette room with patio and an outdoors BBQ area in our organic veggie patch.

An entertainment unit gives you full access to Sky Digital with Sports, Movie and News channels, plus a selection of over 100 DVDs. There is free access to Wifi Internet.

This area holds a small library with extensive information on the surrounding area. A perfect spot to relax in the afternoon sun and plan your itinerary!

The lounge has a full kitchenette, with everything that you will need to self-cater. Coffee and tea making facilities are provided and there is a two-burner hob, a good sized pantry, a fridge, a freezer, a microwave, a toaster and free laundry service.

Waihi Beach and Athenree Hot pools are just 15 mins drive North. Mount Maunganui is 35 mins South. Kaimai bushwalks on your doorstep.

We live next door, so are on site to offer assistance should you need us.

Come and enjoy our little slice of Kiwi Bush Haven paradise!

Special conditions: Smoking allowed outside only. Checkin time is 3pm Checkout time is 10am. Early checkins and late checkouts may be available, but this depends on other bookings. You are welcome to store your bags here and there is access to a day shower and toilet. No loud noise or hard partying. It is a peaceful spot up here and we'd like you to be able to experience that.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ®
  • Toddler safe
  • Trampoline
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Pacific Suite

    1 x Cot
    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    1 x Queen bed

  • Tapa Suite

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Continental Breakfast for your first morning FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Family Occupancy
25-Apr-17 to 30-Apr-17
$145+/night $165+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;
Low Season
01-May-17 to 31-Aug-17
$125+/night $145+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/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 (9)

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  • Stunning home

    Stunning home. Amazing location. Wish we stayed longer so we could explor.

    NarisaM 100%|1x Feb 2017

  • We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 nights here with our two kids (2...

    We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 nights here with our two kids (2 and 6). The house is very well presented, comfortable and welcoming. It is located on a stunning property in the hills west of Katikati that comes complete with its own bush walks (like real bush walk, not gravel pathways!) and multiple hidden grassy nooks suited for picnics. Their is enough kitchen equipment to allow you to prepare your own meals (which we did), but the benchspace is a bit tight. Overall highly recommended.

    LenNorris 100%|4x Feb 2017

  • great location and facilities

    great location and facilities

    CarolBr18 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • Set away in native bush gives a secluded feel, yet only 15mins...

    Set away in native bush gives a secluded feel, yet only 15mins from amenities. The facilities were comfortable and the place was nice and warm (given our winter stay). We were made to feel at home.

    enzeds_travels 100%|1x Aug 2015

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you for the kind review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are a snug little haven in winter, but fling all the doors open in the summer. Do come visit us again...

    KiwiBushHaven 100%|10x

  • We had a wonderful time at Kiwi Bush Haven

    We had a wonderful time at Kiwi Bush Haven. The location is serene and the accommodation suited our family of 5 perfectly. There was everything there that we needed to be self sufficient and it was very cosy and comfortable Keriann and Poppy were wonderful hosts who made us feel very welcome. The boys loved playing with Poppy too. We hope to visit your little piece of paradise again soon.

    NicolaMa6 100%|3x Apr 2015

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks for the kind words! its great to hear that you had everything that you needed for your family holiday. Do come visit us again soon - summer is a great time up here in the Kaimais...

    KiwiBushHaven 100%|10x

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