Unique well known Hawkes Bay property, Tutira. .

Cottage | Hastings District | #36636

10/10 (3 ratings)
  • 8 people
  • 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)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Default Tariff
03-Dec-16 to 03-Mar-18
$180/night $180/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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (3)

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  • Cottage is very well equipped and in a beautiful location with superb...

    Cottage is very well equipped and in a beautiful location with superb view of arboretum and Lake Tutira. We (3 generations of the family) had great walks through the arboretum and The Hanger. Kirsty very kindly baby-sat while we viewed the Glow worms with George at night - just a few minutes walk into The Hanger - amazing!! Highly recommend all aspects.

    DavidAl16 new member Dec 2016

  • Highly recommend - we had an amazing time, the place was very...

    Highly recommend - we had an amazing time, the place was very tidy and clean. Really relaxing place to stay and lots to keep you busy outdoors

    victer485 100%|1x Oct 2016

  • This beautiful cottage is a perfect 10

    This beautiful cottage is a perfect 10. There were 6 of us and the cottage was spacious. It has the most spectacular view of the lake. It is also situated in a farm so you get to see cute lamb and sheep around. The facilities were all brand new and clean. Beds were comfortable, the cottage was warm. The people who are managing the property (George and Kirsty) were very friendly and helpful. George showed us the arboretum. There is so much to do at the cottage (walks, fishing, kayaking, etc).

    Mika07 100%|3x Oct 2016

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