Alpaca House Truck

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Alpaca House Truck

Takaka, Golden Bay

The Alpaca House Truck is a 20-minute drive from Takaka, 45-minutes drive from Motueka and a 1.5-hour drive from Nelson. 

Nothing says 'Golden Bay' like an authentic and utterly charming house truck. And the Alpaca House Truck is all that and more. Leadlight windows, different nooks and levels, handcrafted timber furniture and fittings - all come together to make this one of the most quirky and endearing places in our collection.

The house truck sits peacefully in a quiet corner of a lifestyle property, accompanied by a hot tub, beautiful rock wall landscaping and an outhouse with a wild-flower living roof. A creek runs nearby, with the sound of trickling water and birds filling the otherwise blissful silence of the surrounds.

Tame alpacas roam in the paddock around the house truck - and ducks, chickens as well as plenty of native birds are regular visitors.

With amazing views, gentle farm animals and endless peace and quiet, this is a place to relax, recharge and reconnect with nature.

FROM $250 p/n

Children aged 4-13 only

  • Sleeps 4
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      Child Friendly

A $40 Single Night Surcharge applies on top of the nightly rate when booking a single night. You will need to add this charge during the booking process. The calendar below will specify where one-night bookings are allowed.

host address

272 Uruwhenua Road, Takaka 7183


The Alpaca House Truck is a 20-minute drive from Takaka, 45-minutes drive from Motueka and a 1.5-hour drive from Nelson. 

After driving over Takaka Hill, and through Upper Takaka, Uruwhenua Road is the first left-hand turn after the Takaka River Bridge. Follow the directions below to get to the address - don't follow GPS or Google Maps as the directions are not accurate:

  • Drive along Uruwhenua Road (a dirt road) for about 2km.
  • When you see a white house on the left and 8 letterboxes on the right then turn right at those letterboxes. You’ll see the numbers 272 & 274 on the gate post.
  • Drive over the cattle stop up that road and continue over the bridge that has a sign saying 'caution creek crossing'.
  • When you come to a fork go to the right. You’ll see a 'no parking' sign at the fork.
  • Then you’ll see a small creek crossing at the entrance to the property.

When you’re at the T-junction at the top of the driveway turn right. Follow the driveway down to the farm shed and your hosts will meet you there. Please close any gates that you need to open and keep an eye out for roaming animals.

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2. cancellation, date changes and severe weather warnings

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  • Eating and Drinking

    Breakfast is included in the cost of your stay. This is served on the deck at your host's house (about 150m away) at 9am each morning. This is optional - and you're most welcome to bring your own breakfast and eat at your leisure at the house truck if you prefer. Breakfast changes day-to-day, and is generally either homemade muesli, pancakes or eggs with homemade fresh bread. 

    For all your other meals, the Alpaca House Truck is self-catering. Just bring your own food and drink, and cook meals using the facilities provided in the kitchen. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need.

    If you fancy trying the local fare, Takaka is just a 20-minute drive away and has a fantastic selection of delicious cafes and restaurants to eat at.

    The nearest supermarket to stock up on supplies is at Takaka (20-minutes away), but if you're coming over the Takaka Hill, you're best to stock up before leaving at Motueka. The turn off to the Alpaca House Truck is about 15 minutes before you reach Takaka.

  • Things to do

    This peaceful haven is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of real-life and just relax. Enjoy a soak in the bath, a nap in the hammock or a bit of low-key competition with a board game.

    On the property are some walking tracks along the creek and into the pine forest... Visit the animals and interact with the friendly alpacas - take them for a walk! For some more physical exertion - hike or bike the Kill Devil track which is right next door.

    There is so much to do in this magical corner of New Zealand. Kayak at Tata Beach, walk in to the Abel Tasman National Park or catch a salmon for dinner at Anatoki Salmon. And make sure you make time to visit the incredible Waikorupupu Springs (the largest cold water springs in the Southern Hemisphere), followed-up by a cold beer and some nachos at the must-visit, famous Mussel Inn.

  • Your hosts

    Your hosts at the Alpaca House Truck are Grant, Natalie, Shanti the Tibetan Spaniel, 12 Alpacas, 6 chickens and 12 ducks.

    Their property used to be part of a large farm owned by the Riordan family. It was later subdivided and Grant and Nat purchased one of those subdivided sections in May 2019. With the creek, the off-grid house, and plenty of grazing for the alpacas - it was just what they were looking for.

    Both Nat and Grant have both travelled extensively, and most recently lived for 5 years on Waiheke Island before moving to Golden Bay. Nat is a yoga teacher, originally from Brisbane and spins and knits garments from her alpaca's fleece. Grant loves the outdoors and frequently runs up the Kill Devil track on the neighbouring property - for fun!

    Nat and Grant are experienced hosts having run a guest house on Waiheke Island during their time there. They love sharing their beautiful part of New Zealand with others - and look forward to welcoming you to the Alpaca House Truck! 


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