Distinctive Rental Overlooking Mount Maungtatautari in Tirau, New Zealand
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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.
If the guest cancels 7 days or more prior to check in.
- Queen-size bed
- Running water
- Cell service
- Safe box
- Shared Kitchen
- Outdoor furniture
- Linens and pillows
- Dining table
- Cooking basics
- Fire pit
- Shared Barbecue
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.
- Front desk service
- Bicycle rental
- Breakfast additional charge
- Dinner additional charge
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
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
- Water sports
- 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.
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
- Events allowed
Some spaces are shared
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.