Whiskey Creek

Whiskey Creek


Whiskey Creek Cabin is 1 hour and 45 minutes from Central Auckland, 1 hour from Tauranga and just a 5-minute drive to the town of Waihi and 3-minutes drive to the beautiful Karangahake Gorge.

The cabin is set on a small 'hobby farm' - complete with a handful of sheep, fruit trees and native trees - which attract copious native birds. A pretty stream runs directly in front of the cabin.

The cabin has an enclosed bedroom with a king-size bed at one end and a luxurious enclosed bathroom at the other. A semi-enclosed living and kitchen area is between the two, protected by the weather with large dropdown clear blinds. These fully retract - providing a connection to the natural surroundings beyond.

Whiskey Creek Cabin offers glampers a peaceful retreat from the modern world. Spend your day exploring the walks and cycle trails of the Karangahake Gorge, and in the evening, toast marshmallows over the fire - before a candlelit soak in the deep couples bath... Then drift off to sleep with the sounds of the trickling stream and the call of the morepork... Bliss.

FROM $285 p/n

  • Sleeps 2

A $50 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

205 Waitekauri Road, Waihi


Whiskey Creek Cabin is 1 hour and 45 minutes from Central Auckland and just a 5-minute drive to the town of Waihi.

To get there, follow the Google Maps directions to 205 Waitekauri Road, Waihi. Detailed arrival instructions will be provided in a pre-arrival email 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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  • Eating and Drinking

    Whiskey Creek Cabin is self-catering. Just bring your own food, and cook meals using the facilities provided within the cabin. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need.

    If you want a break from cooking at any stage, Falls Retreat (open for lunch and dinner) in the Karangahake Gorge and the Thai Lemon Grass in Waihi come recommended by your hosts! 

    The closest supermarket is a 6-minute drive away in Waihi.

  • Things to do

    With board games, magazines, books, and a luxurious 'couples bath' provided - you'll find there is plenty to keep you entertained at the cabin.

    If you're keen to get out and about, the Karangahake Gorge is a 3-minute drive away and has many beautiful walks and bike tracks to explore. The Owharoa waterfall in the gorge is just gorgeous and a great visit for an Insta snap! Waihi Beach is a 15-minute drive away.

  • Your Hosts

    Your hosts at Whiskey Creek are Holly & Lisa.

    Lisa, now retired, spends her days indulging in her passion for horses, but she also lends a helping hand to Holly, who wears many hats. Holly manages everything – from maintaining the lawns to ensuring impeccable cleanliness and handling bookings.

    The creation of the cabin just happened, and once it was built, they found Canopy Camping Escapes to manage their bookings! A second lovely accommodation has been built since, called The Cowshed (perfect for families!)

    The name 'Whiskey Creek' is a nod to Lisa's dad, a whiskey enthusiast, who playfully insisted on a name that didn't remind him too much of Holly's beloved 'hippie' lifestyle. The name perfectly encapsulates the blend of rustic charm and tranquil beauty that makes their property so special.

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