Huatekerekere Cabin

146 Rangitata Gorge Road, Peel Forest
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Like a back country hut, but with all the facilities, Huatekerekere Cabin is ideal for families and groups who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Cosy self-contained one room cabin located in regenerating native bush below Little Mount Peel. Local store with bar is 5 minutes drive away and walking tracks start from the front steps! The cabin has open plan living, with 8 bunks at one end of the room and living area with fireplace at the other. Sunny deck to watch the pigeons and listen to the bellbirds from. Located 5 minutes walk from the car park, Huatekerekere Cabin is off grid with 12v power supply, solar and wetback water heating and a composting toilet. A kitchenette has sufficient pots, crockery and cutlery for 8. There is a 2 burner gas cooker, a BBQ and the log burner for cooking.Access is available via 4x4 track. *At this time, the tap water is untreated and must be boiled before use!

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen not provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Off Street Parking
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Fire wood supplied
Laundry Tub
Wood stove

Bed layout

8 Bunk(s)

Special Amenities

Situated in an 18 hectare QEII covenant

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Adjacent to Peel Forest Scenic Reserve. 10 minutes walk to Rangitata River. Numerous DOC walks within a short distance Whitewater rafting and kayaking available on local rivers. Horse Riding with Peel Forest Horse Treks


Average Rating: 5
4 total reviews

We stayed three nights at Hautakerekere Cabin and had a awesome time. Being a family of 2 adults and 5 kids (aged from 10 yrs up) getting away from home on time is always a challenge, however Jeff was kind enough to guide us to the cabin in the dark. The track in to the cabin was off road and amazing in the dark through all the trees, the kids loved it. The Cabin was clean and tidy on arrival and the fire heated the cabin (and hot water) very efficiently, it actually got so hot that we had the door and windows open. Jeff provided a big bag of kindling, pinecones and paper to make starting the fire nice and easy. The bunks were comfy and the toilet and shower were more than adequate. We spent time biking, walking and horse trekking and were generally in awe of how bueatiful the scenery is around Peel Forest and its surrounds. Jeff was very kind and very helpful, for example he was happy to supply a bike pump when one of the kids had taken our one out of the pack! There was a low ropes course just on the door step that the kids loved. We were reluctant to leave. I highly recommend this accommodation, it sits within a beautiful stand of populars with podocarp forests a mere five minute walk away. Was a real treat we will definitely be back.
We've stayed in both this cabin and the straw bale cabin next door. We always have wonderful time and Jeff and the team go out of their way to be of assistance. Facilities are more than adequate and would highly recommend to anyone wanting a holiday where they can get back to basics.
We stayed for a night with our three kids (5, 3, & 1) and had a great time. The cabin was one of two new cabins, and is surrounded by native bush and a selection of short and long walks not too far away. We didn't even get a chance to explore down by the river. The facilities are very good with a solar shower that is just like a normal shower, small kitchen, great fire and the place is seriously well insulated and double glazed. The front of the lodge will be much better in the future once the grass has grown back in the clearing area. It will become a great play around space for kids I am sure, though at the moment is a bit bare and barren. We will be back for sure in the future along with some other friends and kids I am sure.
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Date rangeRatesMinimum stay
20 Dec - 14 Jan $138 / Night for 8 guests2 Nights
Rest of year$115 / Night for 8 guests1 Night
20 Dec - 14 Jan
$138 / Night for 8 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$115 / Night for 8 guests
Min. stay: 1 Night
0-5 yrs free don't include in guest numbers or system will charge for them.




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