THE HERON by the TukiTuki River

Max Guests

About this Holiday House

All Seasons Escape! Relax and Romance in the beautiful Tukituki River Valley, a short scenic drive from the Village. The Heron perched by the Tukituki River is a lovingly renovated 1800's fisherman's cottage combining style and comfort with charming original architectural features. French doors open to the verandah and stunning mountain and river views.Snuggle by the fire, take a candlelight bath, dine under the stars or at local renowned winery restaurants. Trout fishing with direct River access. COVID19*VACCINATION*Your health and safety is important to us ! We are fully vaccinated and welcome ONLY fully vaccinated guests for our mutual wellbeing, which includes the BOOSTER vaccination.We maintain thorough cleaning/ventilation protocols between guests and Disinfectant cleaning products are provided. Complimentary provisions for your first lazy breakfast ! Homemade bread, free-range eggs, organic coffee, selection of teas, honey, preserves etc.The Pantry is stocked with basics for self catering. Your own gated entrance and private garden, wild thyme, rosemary and olive trees to share with the Tuis, bellbirds, keruru, quail, pheasants, ducks, hawks and the occasional rabbit ! Wander down to the riverbank with a picnic of your favourite treats - we supply the rug and hamper. Bring your rods if you fancy a little fly fishing... Out and About - the Local favourites! *Wine tasting and dining at award-winning local winery restaurants - Craggy Range is minutes away, Black Barn and Te Mata Estate 15 mins away. Take the scenic riverside drive along Tukituki Road to Te Awanga on the coast for Elephant Hill and Clearview Estate. *Golf at the internationally rated Cape Kidnapper’s course with stunning sea views over Hawke’s Bay. *Swim and surf beautiful unspoiled Ocean Beach [15 mins away] Waimarama and further beaches along the south coast *Explore Te Mata Peak Park - drive, cycle and walk the trails, the Peak Cafe for refreshments and Spectacular views. *Walking/Cycle trails, winery tours, horse treks.. *Havelock North village- boutique shopping, cafes, bars, restaurants, supermarket, cinema, galleries, specialist food and wine stores, craft breweries, spa beauty therapy, pilates, yoga and gyms. *Hastings - popular Sunday Farmers' Market and the Heretaunga Street E Opera precinct for shopping, cafes, bakeries, breweries and more.. *Fabulous Art Deco City Napier and Hawke’s Bay Airport - NAPIER 35 mins drive *COVID 19 * For your health and safety - thorough preventative cleaning/disinfection between guest visits. *Covid 19 Vaccination. We are fully vaccinated and require the same of our guests. This is important for our mutual protection.

Details and amenities

No kids
No pets
Linen provided
Smoking outside only
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Fire place
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Fire wood supplied
Outdoor furniture
Wood stove

Bed layout

1 Queen(s)

Special Amenities

Private water supply

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Trout fishing - just wander down to the river ! Havelock North village for specialist wine and food stores,boutique shopping, dining, cafes.. "The Sleeping Giant " - Te Mata Peak Trust Park for spectacular views of Hawke's Bay with walking and cycling trails Golden beaches for surfing, swimming, fishing, horse trekking and walking - Ocean Beach 15 mins and Waimarama 25 mins Take a scenic riverside drive to Haumoana and Te Awanga on the coast for award winning Winery Restaurants - Elephant Hill, Clearview Estate, and the internationally top rated Cape Kidnappers golf course and gannet colony. 20 mins drive South to more golden beaches Napier 35-40 minutes - Airport and famous Art Deco City Cycling - Hawke's Bay Cycleway and coastal walkway Horse trekking. Paragliding.


Average Rating: 5
13 total reviews

Kate & Will
A beautiful, romantic and charming cottage in the Tukituki valley with the most stunning vistas. One of the best holiday house experiences my partner and I have had. An easy drive from Havelock North and private. Rae was very generous leaving goodies for breakfast in the fridge and baking us bread! Close to wineries and beautiful beaches too. Enjoyed our visits with Charlie the foxy too. Adorable. Highly recommend and will be back :)
A very peaceful spot and a charming, rustic, well appointed cottage with stylish touches. Very friendly checkups from Charlie each day. A great stay
The Heron is a glorious little cottage. The personal touches left by the owner were just great. Fresh flowers in the bedroom. A fantastic breakfast with fresh eggs, salmon, gorgeous homemade bread and marmalade. Also a little bottle of bubbles. Wonderful. The setting is very peaceful, and we would highly recommend The Heron, and hope to get back there sometime.
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Date rangeRatesMinimum stay
1 May - 31 Aug $210 / Night for 2 guests2 Nights
Rest of year$240 / Night for 2 guests2 Nights
1 May - 31 Aug
$210 / Night for 2 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$240 / Night for 2 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
LONGER STAYS - Special weekly and monthly Rates available so please ask !


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