Unique well known Hawkes Bay property, Tutira. .

Cottage | Napier City | #36636

9.7/10 (27 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 6 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Tutira station synonymous with William Herbert Guthrie Smith, renowned author and conservationist
  • Arboretum and Outdoor Education centre with lots of onsite activities and spectacular walks.
  • Close proximity to Boundary Stream, Kiwi Creche, Shine Falls, Bell Rock, and the HBRC country park.

The Cowman's cottage has been completely renovated in 2016 with all new furnishings. Everything inside this cottage is new from the TV to the shower right down to the cutlery. Set on a warm sunny site with great views

Whether it is a romantic weekend or a fun packed few days of activities with family we can offer it all here at Guthrie Smiith, Tutira.

The Arboretum becons with spectacular walks amongst the trees and breath taking views over Lakes Tutira, Waikapiro and Orakai. Walks within the Arboretum can range from 30 minutes up to 2 hours plus.

The nearby Tutira Church, also onsite, offers a place for reflection and meditation.

Canadian and 2 person sit on Canoes are available as part of the rental.

Other activities on site available on request include High and Low ropes, Flying Kiwi, Mud Walk, Night walk to Glow worms and fresh water Crayfish, Educational Geocache with GPS units provided, Team building activities and Guided walks.

The Arboretum is set out in Geographical sections enabling you to get an understanding of where different plants and trees originate from . We have a woodlot area where different trees are being trialled for their timber potential.

All trees are labeled for easy recognition and there is good educational signage to help make for a memorable stroll amongst the trees.

Across the Lake from us is the HBRC Tutira country park where there are more walking opportunities and spectacular views.

Just up the road we have Holts forest a hidden gem.

Also the Panpac Kiwi Creche at Lake Opouahi and Boundary stream the Department of Conservation Mainland Island.

More about this property managed by a charitable trust can be obtained through the Guthrie Smith website.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Canoe(s)
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Special events venue
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • 2nd Bedroom

    2 x King single bed

  • Bedroom 1

    2 x Single bed

  • Lounge

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Master bedroom Queen size

    Other sleeping area

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
My Tariff
25-Nov-17 to 25-Feb-19
$180/night $180/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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (27)

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  • It is great - what an amazing setting with a view out...

    It is great - what an amazing setting with a view out of the lakes, short walk to the Arboretum and the glowworms.

    GHP1301 100%|1x Nov 2017

  • Great clean tidy three bedroom property recently renovated

    Great clean tidy three bedroom property recently renovated. Gorgeous location and extensive property to walk around. Perfect peaceful escape. Fabulous for entertaining our four children who are under 10. We will be back.

    KathrynWi12 100%|2x Oct 2017

  • Around half an hour drive from Napier, very quiet and peaceful

    Around half an hour drive from Napier, very quiet and peaceful. View is beautiful from the house, onto the lake and onto the arboretum. Property has everything you need, very clean and private.

    EmilyLe11 100%|1x Oct 2017

  • awesome place with such a scenic beauty around

    awesome place with such a scenic beauty around. would deffinitly recomend.

    nirmalpa1 100%|1x Oct 2017

  • We were looking for something remote and we got it! Lake Tutira...

    We were looking for something remote and we got it! Lake Tutira is so beautiful and the gardens at the property are simply stunning.

    tracin153 100%|7x Jul 2017

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