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;