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Haurata Retreat / Walks

Haurata Retreat / Walks
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  • Walk the three stunning day walks or opt for the shortened version.
  • Relax in the cosy fully self contained four bedroom house, with a gas heated outdoor hot tub and a large deck.
  • The authentic shearers quarters have been renovated and is now used as backpacker accommodation.
  • There is an original old shearing shed in the garden which is still operational.
  • Enjoy the large landscaped rhododendron garden with deciduous and ever green trees,organic fruit trees, two avenues of cherry trees, a spiral garden and ceremonial area.
  • A narrow track leads from the garden into the native bush with paths going down to a beautiful rocky river. Spot the glow worms in the evening or go eeling.
  • This is a truly magnificent experience for nature lovers. The river is a play ground for the adventurous with rockslides, swimming holes and waterfalls.
  • Haurata is a farmstay and observe farmers at work, maybe mustering sheep with dogs or working in or around the main woolshed.
  • Guests have the freedom to explore 1000 ha of fascinating high country.
  • Tackle one of the three day walks which provide some of Gisbornes most stunning scenery.
  • Bring your horse or mountain bike with you and ride the various farm tracks and hills - the small paddocks are ideal for horses
  • Savour the delicious wholesome meals using fresh produce from our gardens and the local area, if you require the catering service.
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User Reviews

There are: 1 reviews, with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5
Haurata High Country Retreat and Walks. A very memorable weekend. Remote high country landscape, challenging day walks, very hospitable hosts, comfy lodgings and good company. I would recommend this for families (waterholes, sledding and farm animals) or adventurous group of friends.
Posted by Leonie on 2013-08-04 11:32:19