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 (89)

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  • Had a Great time

    Had a Great time. Track in was good for a farm track, no problem for a car. Cabins are what they are, comfortable and warm but don't expect 5 star luxury. The bush and river make for a serene spot.Everybody enjoyed there time here especially the horse riding.

    r.w.j 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • Amazing get away if your looking to reconnect with family and friends

    Amazing get away if your looking to reconnect with family and friends. Limited wifi but beautiful country settings, tranquility and harmonis Melodys coming from the river. Plenty to explore with nature at your doorstep. The oppunity to go horse riding made our holiday even more memorable. We will book again for sure :)

    Funshine 100%|6x Apr 2018

  • loved the whole experience

    loved the whole experience. great place for kids to explore and great place to base yourself to explore the real coromandel.

    calebpi1 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • Rustic and remote bush lodge

    Rustic and remote bush lodge. Great for a couple, family or small group of friends. The lodge is basic but comfortable. Perfect for a proper get-away in nature. Awesome walks around the farm, and amazing we could take our dog with us. We'll definitely be visiting again.

    PlaxyW23 100%|4x Apr 2018

  • Amazing location, so serene

    Amazing location, so serene. Lots of relaxing activities to do, walks (as big or as small as you want), tranquil stream, waterfalls (multiple different walks) a ridge/summit hike to see the other coast, gold mines, horse treking, camping, outdoor fire. Wonderful amazing place.

    Fliprayner 100%|2x Apr 2018

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