THE HERON by the TukiTuki River

Max Guests

About this Holiday House

A special getaway for two..Retreat and Relax in all seasons beside the beautiful Tukituki River in this lovingly renovated fisherman's cottage which combines charming original features with contemporary comforts. Stunning views of river and mountain scenery, the big sky and starry nights. *Complimentary Breakfast provisions for your first lazy morning ! Freshly baked bread, preserves, honey, free range eggs, freshly ground organic coffee, a selection of teas, butter, honey and milk.. The pantry is stocked with the basics for self catering. *Winter - snuggle in with a cosy fire, a clawfoot tub to soak in by candlelight. Quality linens, your own private gated entrance and treed garden with olives, wild thyme and rosemary.Dine under the stars on the terrace, or at the local favourite Craggy Range restaurant only minutes away.. Trout fishing! The property bounds the Tukituki River, a renowned trout fishery, bring your rods and fill the picnic hamper with your favourite treats. COVID19*VACCINATION*Your health and safety is important to us. We are fully vaccinated/boosted and maintain thorough cleaning/ventilation protocols between visits. Disinfectant cleaning products and hand sanitiser are provided. Out and About - the Local favourites! *Wine and Dine out ! 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 Tukituki Road riverside drive to more wineries on the coast - Te Awanga, Elephant Hill and Clearview Estate. *Golf at the internationally rated Cape Kidnapper’s course with stunning sea views over Hawke’s Bay. *Swim and walk 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 with Spectacular views over Hawke's Bay. *Network of 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.. *Napier - the Art Deco City and Hawke’s Bay Airport 35 mins drive.

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
Internet available
Outdoor furniture
Wood stove

Bed layout

1 Queen(s)

Special Amenities

Private water supply

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Trout fishing 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
15 total reviews

Sarah Perry
The Heron by the Tukituki river is the most beautiful place we have ever stayed. From the moment we arrived we fell in love with the place. The view over the river and the set up of the cottage is perfect, it has everything you need for a great time away. The breakfast provisions for your first morning was such a beautiful touch, the homemade bread was a lovely addition. We cannot recommend the Heron enough- such a special place that we will never forget.
Jeannette & Andrea
We decided to escape Auckland rain to the Hawkes Bay, but little did we know we were escaping to paradise. Our two day stay turned to four and if it was our choice we would have stayed forever. The Heron is cute as a button with all the mod cons needed for comfort encompassed in rustic charm and beautiful surroundings. Love, love, love this place...and appreciated all the details - Crown Lynn vases, heart rocks, and sprigs of lavender alongside comfortable furniture to enjoy the stunning view - in any weather. Communication with host was exceptional and we appreciated her local knowledge.
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 :)
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Date rangeRatesMinimum stay
1 Jun - 30 Sep $195 / Night for 2 guests2 Nights
Rest of year$250 / Night for 2 guests2 Nights
Rest of year$220 / Night for 2 guests5 Nights
1 Jun - 30 Sep
$195 / Night for 2 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$250 / Night for 2 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$220 / Night for 2 guests
Min. stay: 5 Nights
SPECIAL RATES ! Please email us about generous reduced Rates for longer stays.
3 NIGHTS MINIMUM STAY applies to NZ PUBLIC HOLIDAYS, ie Christmas/New Year, Easter, The King's Birthday, Mahariki, Labour Weekend, Anniversary Weekends and the Mission Concert

CANCELLATIONS.If a cancellation is made within 7 days of check in you will lose 100% of the total booking price.


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