Description of Glamping Units
This charming cottage rental is located near the Putaruru Blue Spring, North Island, and can accommodate three guests for a getaway to New Zealand's scenic south Waikato region. Inside the cottage, guests will find one bedroom and one full bathroom. The bedroom is furnished with a full-size bed, a single bed, and a chest of drawers. In one of the cottage units, guests will also find a pair of sofa chairs. The bathroom contains a toilet, a sink, and a shower.
Outside, guests will find either an open porch or a covered porch, depending on the unit. Read More
- Double bed
- Private bathroom
- Twin/Single Bed
Paddocks are available for guests traveling with horses.
Location + Surroundings
This accommodation is located in the countryside of Putaruru, which is situated in the south Waikato region of New Zealand's North Island. The property is set along the Waihou River Walk (also known as the Te Waihou Walkway), which winds through a scenic landscape of rolling countryside and flourishing wetlands as it follows the bank of the river providing views of native bush, gentle waterfalls, and the occasional trout along the way. Right next to the property, guests will also find the highlight of the walk: the self-descriptive Blue Spring—a spring of brilliantly blue water, the purity of which is claimed to be the most pristine in the entire world.
Other nearby natural attractions include the Waikato River, Lake Karapiro, Kaimai-Mamaku Forest Park, Lake Rotorua, Mount Ngongotaha Scenic Reserve, and Sanctuary Mountain. The latter is an eroded volcano surrounded by one of the longest pest-proof fences in the world. Extending 47 kilometers, the fence safeguards a 3,400-hectare ecological island and wildlife sanctuary containing protected forests and wetlands, which are home to an array of endangered plants, wildlife, and birds, such as takahe, kiwi, and kaka.
The accommodation's location is set about halfway between the towns of Rotorua and Cambridge, both of which can be reached within 45 minutes. At Cambridge, guests will find a variety of art galleries, antique shops, pubs, and cafes, while Rotorua boasts attractions such as Rainbow Springs Nature Park, Paradise Valley Springs, the Government Gardens, and the living Maori village of Whakarewarewa. The city of Hamilton is about an hour away, where the nearest international airport is located. Read More
This property can host weddings, birthdays, reunions, corporate gatherings, and other special events. Guests should contact the host for more information.
- Bird watching
- Horseback riding
- Jet skiing
- Paddle boarding
- Water sports
- Wildlife viewing
With the Waihou River Walk (also known as the Te Waihou Walkway) running right by the property, guests will be perfectly positioned to enjoy a scenic walk along the Waihou River and the Blue Spring, which boasts some of the purest water in the world.
For more nature walking and hiking, guests can head to the Waikato River Trails, Mount Ngongotaha Scenic Reserve, Whakarewarewa Forest, Kaimai-Mamaku Forest Park, and the ecological reserve of Sanctuary Mountain. At the latter, guests can see endangered wildlife such as tuataras, takahe, kiwis, and kakas. To view kiwis and a number of other native birds and wildlife species up-close, guests can visit Rainbow Springs Nature Park, which runs a variety of mammal, reptile, and bird encounter programs.
For water-based recreation, guests can head to the Waikato River and Lake Karapiro, where they can go kayaking, canoeing, rowing, stand-up paddleboarding, jet skiing, water skiing, and jet boating, with rentals and trips available from outfitters such as the Boat Shed.
Guests interested in mountain biking can visit the Waikato River Trails, the Great New Zealand River Ride, and the Te Miro Mountain Bike Park, while cyclists will find themselves in one of the top cycling destinations in New Zealand, with a variety of country roads to explore.
Other activity options include horseback riding with Stone Hill Horse Trek, ziplining with Rotorua Canopy Tours, visiting the Hobbiton Movie Set, seeing traditional Maori dance performances at Whakarewarewa, and rolling downhill in a giant transparent plastic ball at OGO Rotorua.
- You will receive a full refund if you cancel 24 hours or more prior to check-in.
- You will receive a full refund for the remaining nights and charged for one full nights stay if you cancel within 24 hours.
Guests should inquire with the host regarding the property's pet and smoking policy.