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 (53)

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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 100%|1x 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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