Haurata High Country Retreat Walks
Breathe the clean mountain air
Drink the pure spring water
Discover the pleasures of living in the remote hills of Gisborne.
The 12.5 km drive up the Makaretu Rd to Haurata is a unique experience. The land formed by ancient fault lines creates distinctive features with bluffs and fascinating rock sculptures.
Situated between Gisborne and Opotiki, Haurata Retreat is approximately 65km from Gisborne city and approximately 24km east of Matawai village, and is a great way to complete an around the East Cape journey.
Walk the three stunning day walks or opt for the shortened version.
Relax in the cosy fully self contained four bedroom house, with a gas heated outdoor hot tub and a large deck.Enjoy the large landscaped rhododendron garden with deciduous and ever green trees,organic fruit, two avenues of cherry trees, a spiral garden and ceremonial area.
A narrow track leads from the garden into the native bush with paths going down to a beautiful rocky river.
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