Haurata Attractions



VIEWS: The stunning views at Haurata are the main attraction

THE RETREAT: Relax in the tranquil landscaped surroundings at Haurata. Great for a family holiday, a romantic escape or the overseas traveller wanting to experience a New Zealand high country setting. With no traffic noise, get used to the silence of the night and awakening to the sound of bird calls.


HOT TUB: Unwind in our wonderful outdoor hot tub after a catered farm walk. Soak up the tranquil and unique environment as you de-stress in the natural gas-heated water. Lie back and take in the night sky full of stars


RIVER: The retreat/farm stay is a haven for children to roam and play. Go for leisure walks, explore the river, find safe swimming holes for younger children and more challenging ones for grownups. Hurtle down rock slides, build huts, play in the trees and follow the tracks through the native bush.


WATER FALLS: At the bottom of the Haurata land are 3 large water falls. A great place to walk to for a picnic ( good level of fitness needed )


HORSE/ MOUNTAIN BIKE: There is also room to accommodate your horse while on holiday or perhaps bring your mountain bike to burn off excess energy.


CLEAN WATER: When we say 'pure water' we are not kidding, the former Haurata owner, Shakahn, had the water tested - the results showed it as being some of the
most pure water in the world.


WOOLSHED: There is an old woolshed and yards in the garden which are still used from time to time. The sheep shearing plants are run by a big diesel engine which can still be fired up when needed.

"The environment was absolutely stunning, we've never seen this kind of high country in the North Island. The waterfalls were like something out of a movie and we had them absolutely and exclusively to ourselves. To relax in the hot tub after a great day's walking was bliss. We felt like we had the whole farm to ourselves. Can't wait to get back."
Vince & Andrea, Gisborne