Distinctive Rental Overlooking Mount Maungtatautari in Tirau, New Zealand

Tirau, North Island (New Zealand)

Distinctive Rental Overlooking Mount Maungtatautari in Tirau, New Zealand

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This distinctive rental overlooks Mount Maungtatautari in the city of Tirau, New Zealand, and can sleep two guests. It is made from recycled materials and is set upon a sustainable piece of land where farm animals wander and fruit and nut trees grow.

Glampers will curl up in a comfortable queen-size bed and will be kept warm and cozy with genuine New Zealand wool bedding. A colorful dresser, curtains and throw rug liven up the rental and give it a homey feel. Bedside lanterns are the source of light at night. There is a whimsical outdoor spa shower with a "flower" sink contained in a corrugated steel surround. There is also a flushing composting toilet. Linens and towels are provided.

Meals can be cooked over the open campfire which is housed in a vertical old-fashioned bathtub. An outdoor hanging lantern will guide the way in the dark. There is outdoor seating and an umbrella to provide shade. This is the perfect place to enjoy dinner while watching the sun dip into the valley below. The site is surrounded by the hosts' productive farmland so glampers may just have a chance to get up close and personal with some pigs, ducks, sheep, and cows. Parking is available on-site.

Everything about this accommodation is unique and will definitely be a one-of-a-kind experience for those who are fortunate enough to stay here.


  • Queen-size bed
  • Running water
  • Cell service
  • Safe box
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Sink
  • Towels
  • Shared Kitchen
  • Deck/Patio
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Toiletries
  • Linens and pillows
  • Dining table
  • Cooking basics
  • Fire pit
  • Parking
  • Shared Barbecue
This glamping site has an outdoor spa shower and a sink, as well as a composting toilet. Towels and linens are provided.
A recycled bath acts as a vessel for outdoor campfires. Guests must bring their own food, or with prior arrangement, guests can gather some farm-fresh organic ingredients, put the grill on the campfire, and make a delectable meal over the open flames. Additionally, there is a table with a patio umbrella and seating, a hammock to relax in and outdoor couches to soak up the sun.

Glampers can access the site by car and park on the lawn above the accommodation. Solar lights guide the way along the gravel path leading down to the ledge where the rental is situated.

Please note that there is no power or Wi-Fi on this property.

Guest Services

  • Cafe
  • Front desk service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Breakfast additional charge
  • Dinner additional charge
Glampers can order some delicious home-grown, organic, and free-range food for both breakfast and dinner. Menu choices must be pre-ordered to allow for prep time. Prices vary; please make arrangements with the hosts.

Farm tours are available at the cost of NZ$60. Bikes can be rented for $20 (NZD) and are a great way to explore the Waikato River Trail.

Transport can be provided to and from the Over-the-Mountain Maungatautari Bird Sanctuary hike, at the price of $60 (NZD) per couple with drop-off and pick-up.

Location + Surroundings

  • Hot springs
Local services
  • Supermarket
  • Shopping
  • Museums
  • Antiquing
Located in Tirau, New Zealand, nearby to the Hobbiton film set, this unique accommodation is situated on an organic, sustainable, lifestyle block. The site itself is on a ledge overlooking the working farmland of the Puketirau valley and the Maungatautari Mountain bird sanctuary.

Tirau is a small town of fewer than 700 people in the center of New Zealand's North Island, approximately 30 miles south of Hamilton. This farming community suffered a big decline in the late 20th century, and in the late 1980s, it was barely surviving. Thanks to Henry Clothier, a local businessman (and the host's father), the town started coming back to life in the 1990s and continues to be a popular stopover for tourists. Today, it is festooned with corrugated iron art made by the hosts.


  • Feeding animals
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Swimming
  • Water sports
  • Tennis
  • Yoga
  • Stand-up paddleboarding
  • Wildlife watching

Despite the rural setting, glampers are not far away from interesting and exciting things to do. Directly on the property, guests can go on a farm tour, where there is a chance to milk the property's cow, feed the animals, and see a wide range of local fruit being grown. Moreover, the Hobbiton Movie Set is nearby, as is the Mount Maungatautari bird sanctuary.

Glampers looking to stay active may want to check out the Te Waihou walkway with its breathtaking and lush landscape. Guests can put on some comfortable walking shoes and make the one and a half hour trek to the turquoise waters of its famous Blue Springs. Not only is the spring beautiful to look at, but it also supplies New Zealand with 70% of its bottled water!

The nearby Waikato River is bordered by a 140km cycle trail and provides a venue for water skiing, trout fishing, boating, and kayaking, with tours at night alongside banks of glow worms.

Tirau Village is the place to go for shopping or chilling at one of the many cafes. Guests can spend a day on the golf course, hit the hot springs for a swim or visit one of the quirky museums. Noteworthy in the village are the multiple works of art on the Main Road that are made from corrugated iron (created by the builders of your glamping site), especially the "Sheep" and "Dog" buildings, which actually house a wool and craft store and the town's Information Center, respectively.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: Flexible early check-in allowed additional charge
  • Check-out: Flexible late check-out allowed additional charge
  • No Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • No Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • Events allowed
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days
Moderate: You will receive a full refund if you cancel at least 7 days prior to check-in.

Additional Information

Check-in time is flexible. Glampers also have the option of self-check-in with the doorman.

There is no smoking. No parties or events are allowed.

The property is not suitable for children under 12 or pets.

There is no public transportation, therefore, glampers must have a vehicle to reach the site.

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