Unique well known Hawkes Bay property, Tutira. .

Cottage | Napier City | #36636

9.8/10 (50 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 6 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


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.

Extras: Linen (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • 2nd Bedroom

    2 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 1

    2 x Narrow single bed

  • Bedroom 3

  • Lounge

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Master bedroom Queen size

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

*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 (51)

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  • Extremely beautiful place

    Extremely beautiful place. Neat and Tidy. Amazing views both in front and at the back of property. Will love to stay again. Lovely hosts. Highly recommended.

    KayJay 100%|4x Dec 2018

  • Lovely property and location was fantastic

    Lovely property and location was fantastic. The cottage has all you need and very well equipped. Highly recommend.

    TamaraBe4 100%|1x Nov 2018

  • A gorgeous place for a family - the kids loved the daily...

    A gorgeous place for a family - the kids loved the daily lamb feeding and the adults loved the view. The cottage is close (25 mins or so) to Napier and Hastings but miles away from anything resembling urban life. Truly enjoyable and highly recommended.

    Jason C. Oct 2018

  • Amazing setting and location so close to Napier, we knew the type...

    Amazing setting and location so close to Napier, we knew the type of property it was going to be and it provided all we needed for a winter weekend away with friends . Warm and cosy. Great walks in the surrounding areas , great views.

    EstherSm3 100%|3x Jul 2018

  • This place is a little slice of heaven on earth

    This place is a little slice of heaven on earth. Myself and my adult siblings chose this spot as a relaxing weekend away with our Dad and it was exactly what we needed! Gorgeous views, beautiful (and educational!) walks as well as an extremely well-appointed cottage with almost everything you could need! We were comfortable, relaxed and very happy here. It was very hard to leave and amazing to think it was just an hour's drive from home. It felt like we were in another country - loved it!

    auguon839 100%|1x Jul 2018

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