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Unique Garden Cottage near the Otago Central Rail Trail on South Island, New Zealand

Waipiata, South Island (New Zealand)

Unique Garden Cottage near the Otago Central Rail Trail on South Island, New Zealand

4.5 1 Review

"Great spot to start our railtrail adventure Thanks"

Brian & Liz.
Private Cottage
2 guests
Entire Cottage

This cozy, one-of-a-kind cottage rental is nestled among a well-kept garden on 10 acres of privately owned rural land in picturesque Waipiata, New Zealand. This is the perfect spot for up to two glampers that are seeking a quiet getaway or a place to rest while exploring the Otago Central Rail Trail that runs along part of the South Island. The accommodation features a plush queen-size bed, lovely antique furnishings, cozy décor in rich earth tones, and a large window offering views of the surrounding gardens. The modern and clean kitchen, laundry area, and full bathroom with a shower, a toilet, and a sink can be found in a separate building. Outside, there are stunning flower gardens, a spacious yard with seating, and a barbecue grill.

This accommodation is equipped with Wi-Fi, heating, electricity, and an electric blanket. Shared facilities on the property include a clean and modern kitchen, a bathroom, a laundry area, an outdoor dining space, and a barbecue grill. Glampers will also love to wander through the glamping site’s magical gardens filled with colorful flowers, verdant plants, and benches to sit and admire the lovely surroundings. Continental breakfast is provided for all guests, and treats are often waiting upon arrival. For those who are traveling the Rail Trail on horseback, there is an area for their horse to graze in the fields.

2 beds

  • 1 Queen-size bed
  • 1 Double bed

Features and services

  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Heating
  • barbecue Shared Barbecue
  • Shower
  • Laundry service
  • Linens and pillows
  • Electric blankets
  • Deck/Patio
  • Toilet
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4.5 - 1 Review

Accommodation rules

  • Check-in: Flexible
  • Check out: Flexible
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No parties
  • Some spaces are shared
Pets are not permitted on the property.

Be kind to the environment and take care of the surroundings.

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Add check in and check out dates to get the cancellation details

Free cancellation until .

After that, cancel before and get a 50% refund (minus service fee).

If you cancel before check in day get a 50% refund (minus service fee).

It is at the discretion of each individual host as to whether the booking can be rescheduled to another available date. If you cancel at any time, you will not receive any refund.


Location and surroundings

Waipiata, South Island (New Zealand)

Detailed location provided after booking


  • Swimming
  • Horseback riding
  • Biking
  • kayak Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Wine tasting
  • Wildlife watching

While many guests choose to make this beautiful site a stop along their walking, cycling, or horseback journey on the Otago Central Rail Trail, there is plenty to do in this part of the South Island as a destination of its own. On site, glampers can spend their days wandering lazily through the tranquil peony gardens, reading on the front porch, or biking parts of the Rail Trail. The host would be happy to advise glampers on the best local hiking trails and fishing spots and even take them on a 4WD tour off the beaten path. Water lovers will appreciate the close proximity to the Taieri River, where popular activities include swimming, kayaking, and fishing for trout.

History buffs won’t want to miss out on the historical gold mining town of Hamiltons, which has a newly restored cemetery and goldfield. Adventurers might want to take a hike on the Western Rock and Pillar Conservation Area route to admire stunning views of the Maniototo Plains. If visitors have access to a car, a day trips are possible to Sutton Salt Lake, New Zealand’s only inland salt lake, or to Alexandra, where there are numerous vineyards and wineries boasting Central Otago’s famous pinot noirs.