What time is check-in & check-out?
Check-in – from 3pm
Check-out – by 10am
however we can be flexible upon request
What are the bed & bedding arrangements?
The hut sleeps two people in a queen-size bed.
Full linen, towels and bedding are supplied. Plus plenty of extra blankets for the colder months.
What are the cooking & kitchen facilities?
There is an island bench with four stools for eating as well as an additional two chairs and a small table outside. There is hot water and a decent sized fridge.
A gas element and barbecue is provided for cooking. All the pots, pans and utensils you’ll need for cooking and eating are provided.
Some pantry basics are supplied – olive oil, salt, pepper, spices & herbs, a selection of tea, coffee, milk etc.
What are the bathroom facilities?
The bathroom has a shower, basin and toilet. Hot water is provided by gas.
Is there power?
Yes. Kawakawa Hut is powered by solar and wind power and some powerpoints/USB for charging devices.
Is there mobile phone reception?
Is there heating?
Yes. We have a great wood burner that keeps the Hut warm throughout the winter months. We lived in our Hut for 18 months with our newborn baby whilst our house was being built. The fireplace which heats up the Hut quickly and can be dampened down during the night. So it’s just a case of lighting the fire to keep warm and we have lots of extra blankets.
What is staying like in winter?
Kawakawa Hut has lots of warm bedding and a fireplace. Bring your sense of adventure, brush up on your fire-lighting skills, and be prepared for the elements!
Is Kawakawa Hut child-friendly?
Is Kawakawa Hut dog-friendly?
Yes, for well behaved dogs that will be kept under control outside as we have horses, cows, chickens and our own dog and also kept off hut furniture inside.
What do i need to bring?
- Food and drink – make sure you bring all the food and drink you need for your stay.
- Warm clothes – it can be very chilly in the mornings and at night. A warm jersey and long pants are a must.
- Slippers and a rain jacket (especially in Winter)
- Shower toiletries
- Insect repellent and sunscreen.
Are there any safety considerations?
Kawakawa Hut is set on a property with farm-related activity, so for the safety of all concerned, it’s very important to follow the safety guidelines below..
- Visitors stay at their own risk, the property has hazards both farm-related (ie. machinery and animals) and natural (ie. tomos and stinging nettle).
- Leave gates as you find them.
- Animals are unpredictable – best to avoid them.
- Extreme caution driving in and out of the property – the speed limit on the property is 15km p/h.
- For your own safety please do not touch any farm machinery, and do not enter any buildings on the property.