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High above the picturesque hills of Tairāwhiti is Haurata High Country Retreat - a stunning haven for exclusive off the beaten track walks and exceptional accommodation in the most glorious setting.

Want to experience what it’s like to have your own piece of New Zealand paradise all to yourself? Where you can escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature, fall asleep under starry skies and wake up to the songs of New Zealand birdlife.
Haurata High Country Retreat is a unique accommodation that offers exceptional walks and experiences in beautiful Tairāwhiti Gisborne.
A warm welcome awaits you at Haurata with delicious home baking upon your arrival and kiwi hospitality from the very start. Everything you need will be catered to including meals prepared by your private chef.
From the outdoor wood-fired hot tub, the lavish gardens, hidden waterfalls and high country walks, this is a destination waiting to be discovered.

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Business Hours:
9am - 8pm

Months of Operation:
All months of the year


Proximity to town:
1 hour and 7 minute drive from Central Gisborne Town

Proximity to airport:
1 hour and 5 minute drive from Gisborne Airport

Parking available for guests or visitors

BBQ Facility, Children Welcome, Spa Pool

Other Charges:
The Farm House price is for 2 people for additional guests it is $60 each extra person or $20 per child. Backpackers or Extra Accommodation has a $10 charge if linen and towels are needed. $40 surcharge to heat the hot tub. Meals, walks, transport and garden visits can be provided at an extra cost.

For accommodation confirmation a deposit of $50 per day with full payment on arrival.
Note: lf booking online with a credit card the full price for the accommodation must be paid (cancellation policy remains the same).

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation within 30 days: 80% refund
Cancellation between 30 days and 10days: 50% refund
Cancellation less than 10 days: no refund
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From significant historical landmarks to stunning natural wonders, Tairāwhiti is home to an extraordinary mix of must-see and must-do attractions and experiences.  pad-top-default pad-bot-default vheight-default mike   

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