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Mount Hikurangi - first mountain in the Southern Hemisphere
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 shared bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 shared bath
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Private room in a cottage on a working sheep and cattle station. Fantastic views of 5 surrounding mountains. The cottage is 3km from the carpark to start your hike to Mount Hikurangi - be the first to see the sunrise. Car park to hut: 4 - 5 hr, Hut to summit: 2 - 3 hr.

The space

Bedroom with 1 Queen and 1 single bed. [more beds available on request] Office desk, heating, free wifi.

Guest access

Full use of kitchen, laundry.

Interaction with guests

Welcome to share a meal, wine or a beer, and locally produced manuka honey.

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premise
Weekly Discount: 14%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is flexible
Check out by 11AM
Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
1 night minimum stay

6 Reviews

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Maggie User Profile
November 2017
We had a great stay at Wendy and Luke's place. It's a rustic accommodation in a beautiful area, just 3km from the base of Mt. Hikurangi. We easily fit 4 people in the room on 4 separate beds they provided. The bedding was cozy and warm. Breakfast of cereal, toast, tea, and coffee was provided, and Luke even let us sample some high grade Manuka honey from the farm.

Ines User Profile
October 2017
It's a really nice farm with awesome hosts. They are cpmplaisant and it was no problem for us to change the date of our stay. It's a perfect accommodation to get in touch with Kiwis and have a nice evening and talk together!

Nick User Profile
March 2017
Wendy and Luce are perfect hosts, helpful and uncomplicated. While dining together we got a lot of information about time and history of this lovely and authentic place of New Zealand. Luce's and Wendy's warm hospitality will certainly bring us back to this ideal starting point of Mount Hikurangi hike.

Alban User Profile
March 2016
We really enjoyed our stay! Luke is very enthusiastic and so keen to share his knowledge about the area, his culture and some other funny stories he knows of! He is such a great host! We had good chats together and hopefully we'll come back to have some more of those! This place is the most authentic you can go to if you want to have a real NZ experience. I love how peaceful this place is. There is heaps of activities to do around there, especially if you like tramping and climbing (we definitely have to come back to climb Mount Hikurangi!). Also, the Manuka honey that Luke produces is delicious (thanks for the tasting)! Brilliant place in a gorgeous part of the country. I would recommend this place to anyone. Thanks again!

Jon User Profile
February 2016
Greatly enjoyed our stay on this unique and historic section of the Tapuaeroa River, at the foot of Mounts Wharekia, Aorangi and Hikurangi. This is big country, with a number of opportunities for exploring some impressive peaks, or just tramping through the scenic back country valleys. Luke was a fabulous host, generous in sharing his knowledge of the culture, history, and geography of the place, as well as offering us some samples of the renowned local Manuka honey. The place was very clean and well-kept; plenty of space, good cooking facilities, internet was available, and communication with the hosts was very good leading up to our stay. If you are keen to explore this wild and yet charming corner of the East Cape, I do not hesitate to recommend Farm Cottage. Thanks, Luke and Wendy - we'll be back before long.

Lorraine User Profile
February 2016
If you are after a memorable East Coast experience, Wendy and Luke’s AirBnB has it all. The accommodation is rustic, real, great value for money and we had the best night’s sleep on our trip around the Coast. Situated 3km from Mt Hikurangi, on a working sheep and cattle station, the air is fresher here, the scenery more magnificent, the peace and quiet all encompassing. But most importantly, Luke is a host like no other. He greeted us with warmth and enthusiasm, showed us around, and later took us high into the hills, past grazing sheep and cows, up to a trig, where we could see for hundreds of spectacular miles below us. He pointed out nearby mountains for us to climb, rock faces to scale, and where we could greet the sunrise. His love of this special environment, where he was born, makes being there with him feel like a gift he is sharing. That evening over a shared dinner and a few beers we listened spellbound as he talked about East Coast Maori culture and history - and his own part in creating local history. We were sorry to miss meeting Wendy this trip, but left knowing we’d experienced something - and someone - special, and urge anyone with a love of the outdoors and adventure in their soul, to go and stay there too.

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