Beautiful Bush Bach Retreat on Organic Farmlet

Farmstay | Upper Hutt City | #35978

9.9/10 (10 ratings)
  • 3 people
  • Studio
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Peaceful and private Bach surrounded by bush views. Bush walk up to panoramic valley views.
  • Enjoy the nature and country surrounds, organic/eco/permaculture farmlet, sit round fire, stargaze.
  • Close to river bike trails, river swimming, close drive to famous Rimutaka Rail Trail.

Our place will suit those who are looking for a retreat, a wild place, a rustic, natural environment. Total privacy if you'd like it, or we are close by as your hosts, and you can feel welcome to share more of our country lifestyle.

Feel like you are in the wilderness, yet only a few minutes drive to the motorway connecting you with Wellington city in one direction, or the Rimutaka's and Wairarapa region in the other direction. Upper Hutt and Silverstream are close service centres.

In the summertime, The famous Rimutaka Rail Trail is a short drive away. Also river bike trails, and a local swimming hole. Enjoy bushwalks and lazy summer nights under the stars. In the winter, gaze into the open fire, relax, read, play games. Wrap up in a blanket outside around the brazier, or enjoy a winter hot soak under the stars.

Special conditions: Smoking outside only. No pets sorry. Outside covered bathroom. Outside BBQ cooking and cleaning station, under covered verandah. Spacious parking space outside front gate. All gates need to be respectfully kept closed. Guests need to be dog friendly.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Shower (outdoor)
  • Spa pool

Bed layouts

  • studio

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Breakfast provisions (tea, coffee, juice, milk, bread, butter, homemade preserve, free range farm eggs) FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Default Tariff
28-Jun-17 to 28-Sep-18
$120+/night $120+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $45/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 (10)

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  • An amazing place to stay

    An amazing place to stay. The bach has everything you need and is toasty warm in winter. The outside toilet and shower are great and the bath fantastic. A really relaxing bach and we're looking forward to staying again.

    DominicHa3 100%|5x Jun 2017

  • We absolutely loved staying at Moonshine Valley

    We absolutely loved staying at Moonshine Valley. Beautiful little cottage and the surrounding bush is so idyllic. The outdoor bath was incredible, especially enjoying it on a full moon evening! Will definitely come and stay again, hopefully for longer next time.

    JulieL38 100%|3x Jun 2017

  • Absolutely lovely and enchanting, thank you

    Absolutely lovely and enchanting, thank you.

    SophieDu3 100%|1x May 2017

  • Amazing, peaceful retreat convenient to the city

    Amazing, peaceful retreat convenient to the city. We loved the bush bath and the bathroom overlooking the bush. Thanks for sharing your special place with us.

    jennycoj 100%|2x May 2017

  • Beautiful, cosy little bach

    Beautiful, cosy little bach. Far enough from Wellington to feel like you've escaped into an idyllic native bush setting. The outdoor bath and bathroom was awesome, so lovely to bathe under the stars or take a shower looking into the forest! We will no doubt be back!

    JenHop 100%|8x May 2017

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