Kawakawa Hut is a small but special little place tucked neatly between rolling hills. The Hut provides a simple but comfy getaway for two in a beautiful countryside.

Whether you are in need of an affordable place as a stopover whilst driving the North Island, on a road trip or in need of a longer stay to explore Taupo or in Taupo for a particular event, Kawakawa Hut will cater to all your needs.

Close by lies the vegetable garden, and friendly cows graze just over the fence. Further out over surrounding farmland and you will see snow capped mountains in the distance, making for a peaceful vista to sit back and enjoy. The hut is off grid and is built of repurposed materials so that your stay has a low environmental impact. You will find everything you need in one room, with the addition of a small ensuite. The Hut has been positioned to the North with windows on all sides to maximise the winter sunlight and provide views of the surrounding farmland.

Safe haven

Rest on the queen size bed, relax on the sofa by the fire, or chill outside under the ‘lean-to’ porch with a drink. The hut provides a safe haven for all seasons. We also can provide a portacot for your baby or stretcher for a child.

Kitchen & bar

The basic kitchen & bar make for a great area for enjoying food and drinks while looking out at Mt Ruapehu. A BBQ is just outside. The kitchen has a camp style gas cooker, a motorhome style fridge/freezer, coffee plunger, plates, cups and cutlery etc.

All seasons

Keep warm and cozy in winter next to the logburner, which can be dampened right down to keep you warm through the night. Ample kindling and firewood located in the lean-too.


The hut is off grid and runs off batteries so USB charging is provided and mains powerpoints can be used through an inverter but care needs to be taken to not drain the batteries. No Wifi either but there is good cellphone coverage. We recommend you get back to basics and unwind here

Outdoor space

Ideal for enjoying long afternoons, epic western sunsets and starry nights, with a fire pit, outdoor seating & table, BBQ and a pergola.




$165 per night for 2 people. We also can provide a portacot for your baby or stretcher for a child. Dogs are welcome, just let us know if you are bringing one!

We have a minimum stay if you want to book a Saturday you need to book the Friday or Sunday as well.


Fill in the form below to request to book your stay, or alternatively book via our Airbnb listing.
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Full payment will be required on confirmation of booking, we offer a full refund 5 days prior to arrival.

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