Moonlight Peak

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Moonlight Peak


Moonlight Peak is located in the Wairarapa - approximately 20 minutes from the township of Carterton and an hour and 30 minutes from Wellington city.

The cabin is set high on a hill - with a magnificent birds-eye view of the Wairarapa on one side of the hut - and the calming deep green peaks of the Tararua Ranges on the other. To the South - you'll glimpse the sparkling ocean of the Cook Strait.

Architecturally designed, Moonlight Peak oozes luxury. Beautiful fibres and linens adorn the bed, and the bathroom, kitchen and lounge offer lush comfort in up-to-the-minute style. A special feature is the double skylights in the bedroom - for ultimate stargazing (skylight blinds block out light for the mornings).

A cedar hot tub, with arguably the best view in New Zealand, is positioned in a sheltered spot in front of the hut... Watch the early sunrise over the landscape and the hawks soar over the farmland below - as you soak away your cares in the steaming hot water.

Completely off-the-grid, with a state-of-the-art solar system, a stay at Moonlight Peak is an escape to glorious isolation and wilderness - while still enjoying all the comforts of modern life.

FROM $450 p/n

Includes 4WD Transfers

  • Sleeps 2

227 Hoeke Road, Carterton 5883


Moonlight Peak is 20 minutes from Carterton and 1 hour and 30 minutes from Wellington.

Access to Moonlight Peak is a 10-minute drive on a steep farm track to the top of the hill. You'll need to be transported up the hill by your hosts and once you've been dropped off - you'll be there until your hosts arrive to collect you on the day of departure. Your car will be safely parked in the parking area at the bottom of the hill for the duration of your stay.

You will receive a pre-arrival email with your host's details 5-days prior to your stay so you can liaise regarding arrival and departure times.

Note: If you have booked within 5 days and haven't received a pre-arrival email shortly after booking, please email us at [email protected].

For health and safety reasons, guests will not be able to drive their own 4WD vehicles up to the cabin. 

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  • Eating and Drinking

    Moonlight Peak is self-catering. Just bring your own food and cook your meals using the facilities provided in the cabin kitchen. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need.

    The nearest supermarket is in Carterton, a 20-minute drive away. We recommend a detour to the award-winning Clareville Bakery (between Carterton and Masterton) for some delicious bakery treats on your way.

    Make sure you bring absolutely everything you need with you! Once you've been dropped at the cabin you'll be there until your hosts collect you on the day of departure.


  • Things to do

    Moonlight Peak is all about rest and relaxation.

    Spend your time reconnecting with each other and marvelling at the incredible views stretched out before you. Stargaze through the skylights over the bed, catch up on sleep or binge watch that Netflix series you've been looking forward to.

    With board games and a luxurious hot tub provided - you'll find there is plenty to keep you entertained. And if you're keen for some exercise - walk the track to the cabin down and back up again to really get the heart racing!

    Tie in a visit to one of the many local cafes or vineyards on your way to or from Moonlight Peak to experience the region's fabulous food and wine.

  • Your hosts

    More information on your hosts Tim and Summer is coming soon!