Whitestar Station, Colville Farm, Bush Lodge

Cottage | Colville | #31486

9.5/10 (89 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


Wake up to the idyllic sounds of the birds and running stream in these beautiful lodges. They are in secluded bush and are a 2km drive up a gravel farm track, on Whitestar Station in Colville, 25mins north of Coromandel township on a 1260 hectare sheep and beef farm.

You can cook on the wetback wood fire (wood provided) gas cooker or go outdoors and light the BBQ and take in your serene surroundings.

The Bush Lodges fridge, lights and most of the hot water heating are powered by hydro water generation

Maximum power output is 1000W so sorry, NO electric heating or TV hairdryers etc..(extra blankets provided)

Bring the kids for a farm/bush experience or a romantic getaway or book both lodges for a group event (Listing #31550, sleeps 6 people and room for tents). Also have other houses to rent on same property

On the farm we have a range of activities to do:

Waterfall walks

Glow-worm caves

Swimming in the streams

Rock hunting

Range top walks ( stunning 360 degree views of Hauraki Gulf and more)

Or try:

Horse Trekking

I have 9 horses available for guided trips around the farm or beach ride, Beginner and experienced riders can walk, trot or gallop through fields creeks bush with fantastic views of the valley and Moehau Mountain.

Prices are




5hrs-$180 (experienced riders only)

Minimum 2 people needed.

($2 discount per person staying on the farm)

5 mins drive to Colville shop (sells everything from ice, bait, petrol, alcohol), Art Galleries, Local produce meat, baking and coffee at the "Hereford and a Pickle" Cafe, Post office and Tennis courts.

Tangiaro Kiwi Retreat is 30 mins north east of Colville in Port Charles, a Bar, restaurant and offers Bush Spas and Massage.

10mins drive to boat ramp for boat fishing or try your luck rock fishing anywhere on the coast of northern Colville

Also Manuka and Bush blend honey available for sale on the farm too ( all produced on Whitestar farm.)

10-20 minutes drive to swimming /surf beaches.

Special conditions:

Pets allowed with prior approval one off charge applys of $10 per pet.

50% non refundable deposit required over peak summer period and major weekend events.

Extra charges apply if bringing your motorbikes, 4WDs & horses to help maintain tracks.

Please leave this beautiful ecological area as you found it and respect the area and buildings, a extra charge will be applied if any damage is done to the property or surroundings.

Washing machine facilities available at entrance to Whitestar Station

Extras: Double bed full linen, bunk beds, top sheet only + pillows, blankets provided + 2x towels. BYO extra towels, Sleeping bags (included); Pets (Optional, NZ$10.00 per stay); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave; Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Lounge

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Main bedroom

    2 x Single 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 (93)

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  • The bush lodges were absolutely fantastic , I had my hens weekend...

    The bush lodges were absolutely fantastic , I had my hens weekend away there with my friends and it was everything I could have wished for. Belinda was a fantastic host and the horse riding was excellent , we had so much fun. The lodges were clean , and they had everything we needed. I will definitely be visiting again and all of my friends will be going back with their families.

    LiviaF 100%|7x Oct 2018

  • Nice rustic lodge with a cosy fire to enjoy relaxing in front...

    Nice rustic lodge with a cosy fire to enjoy relaxing in front of on cooler nights. Lots to explore, with splendid bushwalks, an old gold mine to visit, impressive waterfalls and magnificant 360 degree views. We really enjoyed our stay.

    PaulMc19 100%|4x Oct 2018

  • What a fantastic place!! I can't wait to book the family in...

    What a fantastic place!! I can't wait to book the family in for another visit. The lodges are secluded with a gorgeous stream running past. The interior of the lodge was very comfortable and not a spiderweb in site!! So clean and tidy. Thank you Belinda for a wonderful stay

    KathA17 100%|1x Oct 2018

  • Awesome week in then woods

    Awesome week in then woods

    DarrylBi1 100%|3x Oct 2018

  • Great location, could here the creek while we lay in bed

    Great location, could here the creek while we lay in bed. The fire place kept us beautifully warm. The walking tracks are exceptional and we got to see some great views

    CharlotteMa22 100%|1x Jun 2018

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