Glorified Camping at Shackwell Bush Hut

Farmstay | Tararu Bay | #32077

10/10 (2 ratings)
  • 6 people
  • Studio
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok


  • So you want to experience NZ?
  • Be sure not to miss this!
  • Be ready for adventure kids!

Nightingale Falls Farmstay Retreat is a unique property situated on 120 Acres of bush and pasture overlooking the Firth of Thames.

From the very start of your retreat you feel the experience of adventure as you venture up to your accommodation.

As you climb the hills you voyage through the farms various animals, free range,grazing and doing as they please.

Shackwell offers guests an alternative to camping. Glorified camping in a bush hut close to Tararu River, families can enjoy the outdoor experience without having to rough it.......Coal range, hot water, two double beds and a loft that sleeps two. Out door bath tub and the "Tunder Box"! Shackwell has no power so please bring your flashlights!

You will be made to feel at home with your hosts Scott and Karyn and their four children.

We would highly recommend this venue to anyone wishing an escape from the ordinary, or maybe just a well needed break from a hectic travel schedule or city life. PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR FACE BOOK PAGE NIghtingale Falls Farm Stay Retreat!

Special conditions: Travel Directions Please be advised that all guests will be meet or picked up in the shuttle at the retreat entrance and therefore please contact or email the property prior to the day of arrival or provide adequate notification and approximate arrival time in order to avoid delays.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Fireplace
  • Mobile coverage - Spark

Bed layouts

  • Open Plan

    Combined living/sleeping area

    3 x Double 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
Shackwell Bush Hut
04-Dec-16 to 01-Mar-18
$120+/night $120+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night; Children: $15/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 (2)

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  • Charming place set in an amazing location, perfect to escape and unwind...

    Charming place set in an amazing location, perfect to escape and unwind - especially with the outdoor bath! Absolutely loved it, have been recommending to friends and look forward to making it back there sometime.

    liseay957 100%|2x Nov 2015

  • great place to get away from real life! Perfect & outside bath...

    great place to get away from real life! Perfect & outside bath to die for!

    LivV2514 100%|5x Oct 2015

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