Haurata cottage

1257 Makaretu Rd, Te Karaka, Gisborne
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

This rustic cottage one hour from Gisborne is quirky, cosy and authentic – backpacker heaven.The Haurata cottage is a former shearers’ quarter that has been renovated and decorated tastefully with a vintage shabby chic feel to provide comfortable accommodation for up to six travelers on a budget. Heat up your own fireplace and kick back and relax in the comfy sofa or arm chair. A massive wooden dinner table offers enough space for you and your mates. You can cook your dinner in the fully equipped kitchen that comes with electrical stove and oven, microwave, fridge and freezer. Two bedrooms each with three beds (a set of bunks and a single bed) Open plan kitchen, dining and sitting area ( sofa and armchair ) with a kent fire and lots of dry wood for warmth – great after a day of hiking Fully equipped kitchen for cooking including a stove, microwave and fridge/freezer Hot shower, toilet, basin Tub and washing machine Additional outdoor toilet

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet: please enquire
Linen provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Fire place
Washing Machine
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Fire wood supplied
Laundry Tub
Wood stove

Bed layout

2 Bunk(s), 2 Single(s)

Special Amenities

Haurata Retreat is a little patch of paradise, nestled in the Gisborne hinterland. Breathe the crisp high country air and encounter the East Cape’s best kept secret! Handcrafted trails for every degree of fitness lead over mountain ridges, through paddocks and native New Zealand bush, along waterfalls, sun spoilt meadows and rugged hilltops. Get up close with sheep and cattle beast and enjoy magical views over the Eastland’s mountain ranges. You will be in for a treat while experiencing the feel of 100% pure New Zealand isolation.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Cycles trails not that far away


Average Rating: 5
6 total reviews

joy crockett
Fantastic place to stay in beautiful countryside - amazing views. Everything you need, homely and comfortable - very quiet and peaceful. If you want a place to get away from it all - this is it. Jane is a lovely helpful hostess. We were only there for a short stay - but are definitely planning to come back for a longer one in the future.
Response from Owner
Thank you for the lovely review
A fascinating spot with stunning views. The drive up is part of the complete experience, and we discovered that it's a good idea to make sure you allow time to drive up while it's still light. Our hosts got the fire going hours before we arrived so that the hut was lovely and warm. A quirky environment with lots of games, books and very comfy beds. The list of walks look so good that we will definitely return (sadly we were on a short stop over, but want to allow more time to explore).
Response from Owner
Thanks Bee for taking the time to write such a lovely review. All the best Jane
This is a fantastic place to stay with some great walks. Highly recommend.
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
All year$50 / Night for 1 guest$501 Night
All year
$50 / Night for 1 guest
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 1 Night




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