Unique well known Hawkes Bay property, Tutira. .

Cottage | Napier City | #36636

9.6/10 (18 ratings)
  • 6 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
31-Mar-17 to 30-Jun-18
$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 (18)

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  • Nice location very peaceful we enjoyed the walks very much

    Nice location very peaceful we enjoyed the walks very much . Great for kids.

    Karlg1 new member Mar 2017

  • Amazing especially if you are passionate about trees

    Amazing especially if you are passionate about trees

    naomer637 100%|2x Feb 2017

  • I would highly recommend this bach

    I would highly recommend this bach. It is in a wonderful setting. The cottage itself is beautifully appointed. A well equipped kitchen and nice bed linen. The Arboretum is very impressive. It's a great place kids and the canoes were great fun.

    dazatruth new member Feb 2017

  • Absolutely stunning location with one of the best views ever

    Absolutely stunning location with one of the best views ever. You must do the walk up to The Lookout and down to the church and of course walk through the magical arboretum. The cottage is beautifully redecorated and has absolutely everything you need. It's amazingly well equipped and looks fabulous inside and out. It was great being able to do our laundry after a week on the road. Can't praise it enough as a destination!

    FionaRi3 100%|1x Feb 2017

  • Clean and tidy house

    Clean and tidy house. Excellent for long stay.

    ehsan_fj new member Feb 2017

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