THE HERON by the TukiTuki River

Max Guests

About this Holiday House

The perfect getaway for two! Retreat and Relax in the beautiful TukiTuki Valley, a short scenic drive from the village.. Snuggle in by the fire, take a candlelight bath, dine on the terrace under the stars or at local famous winery restaurants.Trout fishing!The Heron is stylish rustic 1800’s fisherman’s cottage with charming original features and contemporary comforts. PANDEMIC*COVID19 VACCINATION*We are fully vaccinated and welcome only fully vaccinated guests for our mutual wellbeing. Vaccination certificates will be required when available. We maintain our thorough cleaning/disinfection/ventilation routine between guest visits and provide disinfectant products for guests to use during their stay. There is a long river frontage - just 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! *Coffee at the Red Bridge Cafe only 5 minutes away! *Wine tasting and dining at famous local winery restaurants - Craggy Range is minutes away, and take a stunning scenic riverside drive along Tukituki Road to the coast for Elephant Hill and Clearview Estate at Te Awanga on the coast. *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. *Govt regulations - From September 8 2021 - Hawke’s Bay is currently at Lockdown Level 2 We may only accept guests from locations in LOCKDOWN LEVEL 1 or 2 and compliance with social distancing/mask requirements. *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
11 total reviews

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.
It was even more perfect than I hoped when I booked. I loved the location, the view, and the cottage itself which was a beautiful mix of rustic and mod cons. I could have moved in and never left! The morning visits from Charley were an added delight. In spite of less than stellar Hawkes Bay weather, it was just the restful, private and quiet retreat that I had wanted.
Wonderfully romantic cottage, with fabulous views.. We loved everything about staying here..from Rae bringing us fresh bread, the butter, eggs, milk, chocolate and bubbles in the fridge, the candle lit baths with dreamy oils, eating on the verandah under the starry night, to the unscheduled early morning visits from Charley... Looking forward to a return visit..
Response from Owner
Hi you two ! thrilled you enjoyed your time here and C's canine love ! all I need do now is train her to bring you breakfast in bed ! We look forward to your next visit xx C and R
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Date rangeRatesMinimum stay
All year$250 / Night for 2 guests2 Nights
All year$200 / Night for 2 guests5 Nights
All year
$250 / Night for 2 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
All year
$200 / Night for 2 guests
Min. stay: 5 Nights
Long Weekends ie Concert, Festival and Public Holidays = 3 Night Minimum stays
Longer Stays - Please enquire about Special Discount Rates


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