Off-The-Grid Luxury Holiday Cottage with Waikato River Views near Auckland, North Island

Waiuku, North Island (New Zealand)

Off-The-Grid Luxury Holiday Cottage with Waikato River Views near Auckland, North Island

Waikato holiday accommodation | Auckland, North Island glamping

1 unit
2 guest capacity
Private Bathroom
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  • Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
  • Barbecue
This off-the-grid, luxury cottage accommodation is located in a peaceful setting overlooking the Waikato River in Waiuku District of Auckland, North Island of New Zealand and is perfect for a couple to enjoy a restful holiday. There are one bedroom and one bathroom, and the bedroom has a king-size bed and double doors leading out onto a private balcony offering great views of the Waikato River and the surrounding greenery. Guests can enjoy the sunset from the comfort of the bedroom, or step onto the terrace to take in the fresh air. All linens, toiletries, and towels are provided. The bathroom has a shower, a toilet, and a sink.

The fully-equipped kitchen comes with a range of modern appliances for guests to cook a tasty meal. There is a refrigerator, plenty of utensils, and a sink. There is no oven, so cooking can be done on a gas hob. Other amenities include comfy vintage chairs to relax on, and a wood-burning fire to warm up by on a chilly evening.

Outside, there is a wonderful soaking bathtub with hot water and views of the Waikato River and the sunset. There is also direct access to acres of land and beautiful views of the wide, open spaces from various points of the cottage. Guests will feel at one with nature with the river just at their feet in this rustic Auckland cottage.


  • King-size bed
  • Linens and pillows
  • Electricity
  • Running water
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Cell service
  • Firewood
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Toilet
  • Sink
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Private Kitchen
  • Cooking basics
  • Fridge
  • Coffeemaker
  • Tea kettle
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Hot plate
  • Fireplace
  • Mosquito net
  • Shared Jacuzzi/Hot tub
  • Parking
  • Shared Barbecue
  • Deck/Patio
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Telescope
  • Games
  • Sound system
  • Docking station
  • Television
Guests will have access to a wood-burning fireplace indoors.

Outside, there is a barbecue for alfresco cooking, and a fabulous outdoor bath facing the sunset. There is also a private boat ramp for guests who wish to bring a boat. All river activities are tide-dependent. Plenty of free parking is available on-site.

Sporty guests can enjoy a range of facilities such as horseback riding (BYO horse) boating from the ramp or punting on the flat bottom (very stable) duck punts. There is a great mountain bike park at Puni, just 10 minutes from the cottage, and a bike/walk track through the bush on the farm.

Guest Services

The property offers an included four-wheel drive service. Guests can drive themselves or be driven, to the almost four kilometers farm track to the cottage.

Location + Surroundings

Local services
  • Town/City
  • Airport
    distance: 55 kilometers
This property is located in the rural Waiuku district in Auckland, New Zealand. Set on a beautiful hill overlooking the Waikato River, as well as acres of natural habitats and bird nesting areas, there are exotic trees and wildlife, reformed spawning ponds, and winding streams to explore all surrounding this unique rental. The property is only 15 minutes from Waiuku, where guests can visit the Awhitu Peninsular and the black sands of Kariotahi beach on the west coast.

Auckland is only 70 kilometers from the property, and Auckland International Airport is 55 kilometers away. Guests will never be far from local amenities while staying at this rural destination.


  • Horseback riding
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife watching
  • Yoga
  • Biking
  • Kayaking/Canoeing

The property is only 15 minutes from Waiuku, where guests can explore the Awhitu Peninsular and the black sands of Kariotahi Beach on the west coast. On the windy beach, there is a range of sea activities to enjoy such as surfing, swimming, and blow cart sailing. The location is also perfect for enjoying the beautiful sunset at night.

The area is also ideal for outdoor activities of all kinds. Whitebait fishing is available on the river delta, where guests can explore by boat. The surrounding mountains are also home to endless trails for hikers and mountain bikers alike. There are three acres of the native bush block near the cottage, with beautiful sunset views by the wide, open space.

There is plenty of good trails and log jumps for horseback riding. Guests are welcome to bring their horse and ride around the creek banks on the farm. Birdwatchers will also enjoy this area, as the property overlooks a rejuvenation project that aims to revive the areas for the endangered Matuku and Matata birds, or Bittern and Fernbirds.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: From 02:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

24-hour free cancellation
Fifteen: Cancellation is free up to 24 hours after your booking is confirmed and at least 15 days before check-in.

Additional Information

This is a non-smoking property, with a maximum occupancy of two guests.

Pets are not allowed on site.

Smoking is only permitted outside. Guests should ensure all cigarette ends are properly disposed of.

There is no Wi-Fi at the rental, but the cell service is strong for guests to use their smartphones.

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