Top Hut

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Top Hut

Coromandel

Top Hut is situated on the Coromandel Peninsula, a scenic 3-hour drive from Auckland or Hamilton, and 40 minutes from Coromandel Town.

The elevated one roomed hut is nestled amongst native bush, surrounded by Nikau, Kauri, Rimu and the colourful Rata. Private and quiet, it's a complete escape from everyday life. 

Tastefully decorated, this unique accommodation has a subtle Moroccan interior theme. Large windows open widely out to the treetops. Sheepskins and large, decorative cushions on the sofas and window seats invite lounging in the dappled sunlight. It's glamping at its finest, with simple but luxurious natural linen bedding and a high thread count - 100% cotton sheets. 

Outside, the hut deck has everything you need to enjoy outdoor living. Soak up the serenity, relaxing in comfortable deck chairs and toasting marshmallows on the chiminea under twinkling vintage string lights. 

The property borders the Department of Conservation Kennedy Bay Block. Bushwalks and native trees abound, with plenty of kaka, wood pigeon, fantail, tui and bellbird to be found in the surrounding forest. A 10-15 minute walk from the hut leads you down to a rocky shore for a morning ocean dip - the perfect place for a peaceful picnic, fishing, or just sea gazing in an idyllic, unspoilt pohutukawa fringed bay.

FROM $220 p/n

Adults Only

  • Sleeps 4
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            Specials
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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.

Make sure you download or print this handy info sheet with directions and host contact details prior to your journey. You may not have mobile reception at all times.

ADDRESS
 

119 Waihirere Drive, Tuateawa, Coromandel 3583

Directions
 

Top Hut is a 3 hour's drive from central Auckland, Tauranga and Hamilton. 

Follow the Google Maps directions to the address.

You will receive a pre-arrival email with detailed arrival instructions and your host's details 5-days prior to your stay.

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].

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IS THERE MOBILE PHONE RECEPTION?

WHAT SORT OF HEATING IS THERE?

CAN I HAVE A CAMPFIRE?

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IS TOP HUT CHILD-FRIENDLY?

CAN I BRING MY DOG OR HORSE?

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What is the access like and where do I park my car?

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ARE THERE ANY SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS?

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3. safety and hazards

4. pets

5. GST

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  • Eating and Drinking

    Top Hut is self-catering. Just bring your own food, and cook meals using the chiminea, BBQ or hut kitchen. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need, as well as plenty of sauces, seasonings oils and herbs.

    You can stock up on supplies at either Colville or Coromandel, about a half-hour drive away. There is a unique community-owned store run by the locals at Colville, with an excellent selection of food and wine. Coromandel town has a large supermarket, and a variety of interesting shops - butcher, bakery, and liquor outlet.

    There are several very good restaurants in Coromandel Town, a 35-40 minute drive away, and Colville (close to Coromandel Town) has a friendly little cafe, where the food is very local, homemade and delicious. Good coffee, good ice cream and the farm's own meat are also sold there. 

    In the summer, the nearest shop is the campground at Waikawau Bay, just 15 minutes away, where the store sells basic essentials.

  • Things To Do

    Top Hut is the ideal place for some rest and relaxation. Toast marshmallows over the chiminea, battle it out over a board game (various games provided) or just lie back in a deck chair and enjoy the serenity.

    There is a short walk on the property up to a look-out point for taking in the stunning views and spectacular sunsets. For keen walkers, enjoy walking the multiple bush tracks in the Department of Conservation Kennedy Bay Block situated on the boundary of the property. Maps and advice will be provided.

    Take your togs and towels down the walkway 50ms from the property to the rocky beach below for a refreshing ocean dip. This is a leisurely 20 minutes walk, and a great place to soak up the local wildlife, with Kaka, Wood pigeons (Kereru), fantail (Piwakawaka) Tui and Bellbird keeping you company.

  • Your Hosts

    Kit and Colin were introduced to Tuateawa 30 years ago by friends. They soon decided it was where they wanted to be, and moved there to live permanently. Top Hut was where they lived happily together for 10 years, before moving to a larger home on the property.

    Prior to moving to the Coromandel, Colin had been a farmer all his working life, farming all over the North Island of New Zealand. His last farm was in Waikato, where he farmed sheep and beef. Colin was a real man of the land, a raconteur extraordinaire, read heaps, and before age slowed him down a bit - loved his fishing and outdoor activities. Colin died in early 2020.

    Kit was born in Holland and emigrated to New Zealand in 1951. She went nursing at the age of 17, until 2016 when she finally retired. Kit was a midwife for 18 years, then a practice nurse/district nurse/ambulance officer at Colville Medical Centre, and loved her work. She's a keen gardener, and loves handcrafts, cooking and domestic pursuits.

    Kit loves Top Hut. She feels there has always been special magic about the place. Over the years, Top Hut has been shared with family and friends, so she's now delighted to be sharing it with guests!

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