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


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*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 (55)

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  • More than a bach, this is a rich and rewarding experience

    More than a bach, this is a rich and rewarding experience. Beautiful cottage, set in nature's wonderland, lots to see and explore, away from the maddening crowds. Will definitely be booking another trip!

    Charl_Louw 100%|7x Apr 2018

  • Spectacular views from the house; we were so lucky see the full...

    Spectacular views from the house; we were so lucky see the full moon over the mountains and moon light reflection from the lake. Very clean & Tidy house and also surroundings. Highly recommend to everyone.

    UppsalaS 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • Wonderful location and property thoroughly recommended

    Wonderful location and property thoroughly recommended

    Athelstaneford 100%|5x Mar 2018

  • Amazing property!! Very clean & Tidy with beautiful views

    Amazing property!! Very clean & Tidy with beautiful views. Surroundings are well kept, lots of hardwork put into the up keep we could see, So they do an amazing job out there. House has everything you need!! It felt humble & at home, very relaxing. Kayaks were enjoyed by a few of us, We will definitely be back with families in the future.

    arianag2 new member Feb 2018

  • This is not an average bach, it’s an experience

    This is not an average bach, it’s an experience. Situated on a mountain with panoramic views, guests also have canoes, scenic hikes and even a nighttime walk to see magnificent glow worms available to them. We didn’t want to leave this slice of paradise.

    Nei1NZ 100%|1x Feb 2018

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