Mahoe Cabin

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Mahoe Cabin

Waikato

Mahoe Cabin is located in the Waikato, 17 minutes from Morrinsville, 1 hour and 35 minutes from Auckland City, or 35 minutes from Hamilton City.

It's set on a 27 acre protected bush block, complete with wetlands, and beautiful native trees including Kauri, Manuka, Totara, Ribbonwood, Titoki - and many other species of trees in various forms of maturity.

The cabin consists of a fully enclosed bedroom with a simple but lovely interior. Nordic spruce lines the walls and beautiful natural linens and fibres adorn the bed. 

Directly outside the bedroom is an outdoor living and kitchen area. An outdoor fire with a mini bread/pizza oven is the perfect place to sit in the evening and watch the birds flitting through the wetlands. The spacious bathroom is next to the bedroom and accessed via the deck.

Mahoe Cabin is the ideal way to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and get a much-needed dose of nature. Native frogs and freshwater crayfish live in the various streams and wetlands on the property. Tui, fantails and Moreporks are regular visitors. Tucked into this peaceful and secluded spot, your everyday worries will seem far away...

FROM $250 p/n

  • Sleeps 2
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141 Card Road Tauhei 3375

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Mahoe Cabin is set in the Waikato, 17 minutes from Morrinsville, 1 hour and 35 minutes from Auckland City, or 35 minutes from Hamilton City. To get there, follow the Google Maps instructions to Card Road.

The entry to Mahoe Cabin is at the end of Card Road (a cul de sac) on the left. As you drive down the entry driveway you will see a pond on your left. When you reach the fork in the driveway, take the track to the left. Continue past the second pond until you get to the parking spot for Mahoe Cabin. A boardwalk through the bush will lead you to the cabin.

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  • Eating and Drinking

    Mahoe Cabin is self-catering. Just bring your own food, and cook meals using the bread/pizza oven and facilities provided in the outdoor kitchen. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need.

    If you fancy a meal out, Morrinsville is 17 minutes drive away. Your hosts recommend The Village Kitchen, Redoubt Bar and Eatery, Morrinsville Thai and Curry Delight for eating out options.

    The closest supermarket for supplies is Morrinsville.

  • Things to do

    With board games, a selection of books, an outdoor fireplace and an outdoor bath, you'll find plenty to keep you entertained at Mahoe Cabin. Enjoy a bushwalk around the property, or sit back and watch the native birds flit through the bush and wetland.

    If you want to get out and about though, there's plenty to do in the area. Woodland Historic Estate (14 minutes away) is a unique and very beautiful Historic New Zealand Homestead and Garden Estate established in the 1870s. Enjoy a wander around the stunning gardens or grab a bite to eat at Prof's - the onsite cafe.

    If you're a keen walker, the Pukemokemoke Bush Reserve is a 6-minute drive from Mahoe Cabin. The Pukemokemoke Bush Loop Track boasts over 300 native plants including matai, totara, kauri, kanuka and kahikatea. It has great picnic spots and stunning views of the wider region.

  • Your hosts

    Your hosts at Mahoe Cabin are Ron and Jax, son Tristan, Winston the German shepherd and a cat named Hops.

    Ron and Jax have owned and lived on the property since 2014. They bought the property purely to support and continue to regenerate the bush that covers it. They plant 200-300 native trees a year on their land. The wetlands mean that the protected bush block is a significant natural feature. Since moving in and restoring the ponds, they are delighted that native frogs and crayfish have returned, along with a substantial increase in the native birdlife.

    Jax and Ron love living in this part of the world. Tauhei is a tiny village with a school and hall, and even though it is close to towns and cities, the dramatic hills and bush surrounds make it feel secluded and remote.

    Jax works full time as a Forecasting Analyst and Ron is a director of Electrify.NZ, a specialist electric bike store, which he founded with his best friend in 2015. They are now nationwide with 8 stores across the country.

    Both Jax and Ron are nature enthusiasts, with Jax a self-confessed glamper rather than a camper... Mahoe Cabin is a result of their love of immersing themselves in nature but still having those home comforts.

    Mahoe Cabin is named for the native mahoe tree which surrounds the cabin. 

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