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End TeWaiti Stream Road Urutawa Forest,, Opotiki P O Box 417 New Zealand
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#5 of 16 in Opotiki
Comfortable assorted accommodation and camping set in native bush within the Urutawa Scenic Reserve alongside the pristine TeWaiti stream. A range of accommodation, Love shack, Heron cottage, small batches and a small camp ground, all with full utilities. All have decks and use of BBQ's. Several walking,tramping and mountain biking tracks are very close by including The Motu Trails which is 10 minutes ride off the Pakihi track.
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End TeWaiti Stream Road Urutawa Forest,, Opotiki P O Box 417 New Zealand
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Suzanne wrote a review Jan 2021
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Some people called this place a hidden gem and we could not agree more. The hosts were lovely and full of local knowledge, and the camp site was quiet, clean and had great facilities. We were only supposed to stay one night but loved it so much we added another night. The kids loved it, especially floating down the river. Would definitely go back.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled
Response from john maynard, Owner at Bushaven
Responded 7 Jan 2021
Thanks for the kind comments, we are pleased you had a great time. John and Virginia
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Rach9631 wrote a review Nov 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand62 contributions7 helpful votes
This was such a gem. An amazing location right on the Motu Trail and owner John runs a fantastic shuttle service to the top of the track. The river running past was fantastic and the whole setting must perfect. We were a group of 7 and rented the house which was wonderful. We would recommend,and come back for sure.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled
Ebony wrote a review May 2020
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Great shuttle service and accommodation nestled in a beautiful location! John was a helpful and thoughtful guide. Pakihi trail once in a lifetime experience, incredible views. Bushaven was a good base to get up to the trail easily.
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Travelled
Gayle T wrote a review Feb 2020
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Bushaven is the most amazingly beautiful part of the world. Secluded tranquil except for the resident critters... John and Virginia were definitely the perfect host's. The Love Shack was clean and catered for all our needs. John's local knowledge was interesting and shows his genuine love for this part of the world. We did the Pahiki trail and throughly enjoyed John's shuttle service through the gorge. The bikes were great and the trail so damn awesome....felt privileged to have been able to do it. ...
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled
Carey E wrote a review Jan 2020
Hamilton, New Zealand7 contributions1 helpful vote
Hi, a big thank you for kindly telling us about the huge, old kahikatea tree on the Te Waiti walk. We came into your office last week, led to you by a local lady, and you were good enough to stop what you were doing and explain how to find the tree. Which we did! It was fabulous! Thank you SO much. We loved the whole area and will be back
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled
Response from Bushaven1, Owner at Bushaven
Responded 28 Jan 2020
Was a pleasure and appreciate your comments.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bushaven
What are some of the property amenities at Bushaven?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and airport transportation.
Is parking available at Bushaven?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bushaven?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Bushaven have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Bushaven offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Bushaven have airport transportation?
Yes, Bushaven offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Bushaven accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.