Haurata High Country Retreat

1257 Makaretu Rd Matawai Gisborne

'Gisborne's best kept secret'

• Breathe the clean mountain air
• Drink the pure spring water
• Discover the pleasures of living in the remote hills of Gisborne.
NZ 100% pure splendid isolation

Enjoy the Haurata experience, great for family getaways, walking holidays, a romantic escape or just to experience New Zealand. This diamond in the hills could be your next escape . . . Situated between Gisborne and Opotiki, Haurata is approximately 65km from Gisborne city and 24km east of Matawai village. Experience Accommodation in Gisborne's stunning, rugged backcountry as you leave SH2 and weave through the unique bluffs and rock sculptures on the 13 kms up Makaretu Road to Haurata.


The main accommodation at Haurata is a very comfortable four bedroom holiday home set in the large park-like garden surroundings. The private rhododendron garden with deciduous, evergreen and organic fruit trees provides the ultimate place to relax.

The avenues of cherry trees, spiral garden ceremonial area and old woolshed are all yours to explore and enjoy exclusively as a guest of Haurata.

A narrow track leads from the garden into the native bush and beautiful rocky river. The river is a playground for the adventurous with rockslides, swimming holes and waterfalls. This is a truly magnificent experience for nature lovers.

Add to the luxury of your getaway by ordering delicious, wholesome gourmet meals, which will be cooked for you, on-site, using fresh produce from our garden and the local area.


Backpackers Cottage:

This rustic cottage is quirky, cosy and authentic – backpacker heaven.

This old shearers quarters has been painted and decorated tastefully with a vintage shabby chic feel.

The authentic building is set in the beautiful Haurata garden and is compatible with the main house if both buildings are used by large groups of up to 14 people.

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Available rooms at Haurata High Country Retreat 1 Night (23 Sep - 24 Sep)

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Haurata Backpackers

Maximum Capacity: 6 guests

Accommodation Backpackers Cottage As you arrive at this High Country setting you may be taken back by the rustic looking cottage

Haurata Backpackers

Maximum Capacity: 6 people

Minimum Stay: 1 night

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Haurata High Country Retreat 4+ nights

Maximum Capacity: 8 guests

Minimum Stay: 4 night(s)

Soak away stress under the stars in the outdoor hot tub in the unique surrounds at Haurata. Enjoy the fully self contained 4 bedroom farmhouse with its extensive grounds, native bush and rocky river...

Haurata High Country Retreat 4+ nights

Maximum Capacity: 8 people

Minimum Stay: 4 night(s)

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Haurata High Country Retreat 2-3 nights

Maximum Capacity: 8 guests

Minimum Stay: 2 night(s)

Soak away stress under the stars in the outdoor hot tub in the unique surrounds at Haurata. Enjoy the fully self contained 4 bedroom farmhouse with its extensive grounds, native bush and rocky river...

Haurata High Country Retreat 2-3 nights

Maximum Capacity: 8 people

Minimum Stay: 2 night(s)

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  • SALLY BISHOP
    05 September 2018

    We had a brilliant weekend. House is amazing, farm is stunning, walks are well marked and interesting. Jane is welcoming, warm and hospitable. We took advantage of having a meal cooked for us one night, and it was outstanding. All round GREAT weekend. Will be doing it again and soon.

  • BLAIR JOHNSTONE
    07 April 2018

    Amazing place in New Zealand great accomodation and great hosts,the evening meal is of restaurant quality

  • SARAH FELT
    11 January 2018

    unique place. great food. Gorgeous rural highlands with outstanding walking tracks. Wonderful host.

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