Canvas Hut

Canvas Hut

Auckland

Canvas Hut is just ten minutes from Pukekohe township and one hour from Auckland.

The hut sits on an elevated hilltop, with scenic views overlooking rural Franklin, the Waikato River to the Waikato River mouth and the Tasman Sea. The foreground features beautiful rolling hills with breathtaking views of patchwork fields. It overlooks native bush and farmland with plenty of cows in the paddocks and birdlife flying by.

Set up for couples in mind, the hut consists of a generous bedroom area with a roomy ensuite and small kitchenette to the rear of the hut. The space is beautifully decorated, with a serene and restful feel. A carefully crafted and quirky outdoor area, with a beautiful outdoor bath, provides a place to soak and take in the views and sunset in the evening.

There is an array of birdlife to enjoy while just sitting on the deck! Kererus, fantails, kingfisher, tuis, pukeko, herons, plovers, magpies, pheasants and quails are all visitors to the property. A walk through the native bush on the property is a good way to enjoy the local flora and fauna.

Canvas Hut is the ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of the city - perfect for those that don't want any of their precious downtime taken up with battling the traffic. At just an hour from Auckland city, you'll be sitting with your feet up, a glass of wine in hand, watching a peaceful sunset before you know it.

 

FROM $270 p/n

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      Winter Escape

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71 Settlement Road, Puni 2678

directions
 

Canvas Hut is just 10 minutes from Pukekohe township and one hour from Auckland. Follow the Google Maps directions to the address. Park in the carport with the 'Canvas Hut' sign at the main homestead and knock on the door of the main homestead. Your hosts will escort you to the Canvas Hut.

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            Eating and Drinking

    Eating and Drinking

    Canvas Hut has all the facilities you need to self-cater. Just bring your own food, and prepare meals in the kitchenette. There is a gas ring and barbeque for cooking and you'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need. 

    If you want a break from cooking, you'll find a range of fantastic dining options in Pukekohe - from award-winning restaurants, cafes and clubs to delicious bakeries and fast food. A couple of options that come recommended by your hosts are, Seddon 64 or for something different, try Poco Loco Restaurant which serves amazing tapas and desserts. There is a full list of all the various options in the hut.

    If you need to pop out for supplies, you'll find a supermarket in Pukekohe, about a 10-minute drive away.

     

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    Things to do

    Canvas Hut is all about rest and rejuvenation. If you just feel like chilling out at the campsite there is a fantastic outdoor area to enjoy while you ponder the fabulous farmland view of patchwork valleys and fields, the Waikato River and Port Waikato Heads. Soak in the outdoor bath with a good book, or battle it out over a game - you'll find a selection of indoor and outdoor games at the hut.

    If you feel like some exercise take a wander through the native bush on the property, abundant with native flora, fauna and birdlife. This is easily accessed by a stroll across the paddocks.

    If you're keen to get out and about for some activity, Puni Mountain Bike Track is just a short 5 min cycle up the road. A drive up Pukekohe Hill gives wonderful views over the area as does a walk-up Cape Hill (by the Colin Lawrie fields).

    Further afield, you may like to take a drive to Waiuku, the beautiful Awhitu Peninsula and the Manukau Heads Lighthouse (approx. 50-minute drive). The Awhitu Peninsula has beautiful scenery and dramatic views. On the way back from the Peninsula you can stop off in Waiuku and have a beer at The Kentish Hotel, NZ’s oldest licensed hotel.

    Another option is to take a drive to Port Waikato and the mouth of the Waikato River, a pleasant 40 min drive over the Tuakau Bridge and through Te Kohonga (which is the view that the hut surveys). Port Waikato is a black sand, wild West Coast beach. It has a great little café “Sylvia’s” open from Labour weekend till about Easter.

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            Your Hosts

    Your Hosts

    More information on your hosts Mary Jane and Merv is coming soon!

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