All Hiwi's bedrooms are beautifully appointed.The lounge has comfortable sofas and an open fire.

Entire home/apt

4 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds
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Hiwi cottage is part of the 256ha Tahi ecological sanctuary, including restored wetlands, lakes and forests. You can walk one of the many tracks, swim from the beautiful white sand surf beach or fish and kayak in the estuary. Surfing lessons and standup paddle boards are available locally, along with horse trekking through the property or along the beach.

The Tahi Cafe (open Xmas to early February) offers a blackboard menu of delicious breakfast and lunch dishes, great coffee and icecream.

The space

Hiwi, with its cool whites and neutral tones, is a beautifully furnished two-bedroom bungalow. Dine or simply relax on the terrace whilst enjoying expansive views over the ocean in complete privacy. Hiwi has a Qualmark rating of 4 stars.

Guest access

As a guest at Tahi, you have access to a 256 hectare ecological sanctuary. Encompassing a rich variety of habitats, Tahi is a haven for walkers, birdwatchers and the conservation minded. Dune vegetation on the surf beach gives way to diverse broadleaf forest on the hills further inland, lakes provide habitat for mullet and rare long-finned eels while mangroves and saltmarshes are home to kingfishers, rare fernbirds and banded rails. Tahi is also proud to host a number of endangered bird species including Kiwi, Brown Teal, Bittern and Dotterell.

Interaction with guests

There are staff members on site most of the time, or just a phone call away to help you with any queries, or help plan your stay at Tahi.

Other things to note

Guest catering can be arranged, either as a delivered pre-prepared meal, or the luxury of an on site chef cooking for you in your bungalow.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people €32 / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit €95
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 4PM


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

3 Reviews

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Cass User Profile
February 2017
Loved my stay at Tahi. A nice quiet reclusive retreat. Tahi is a lovely older house which has been renovated tastefully and is very clean & comfortable. Complete privacy & away from other houses... was nice! The host was also great to communicate with :)

Alex User Profile
December 2016
Absolutely incredible place to stay!!! Gorgeous house, amazing views, beautiful setting. Impeccably clean and well maintained space. Lesley was extremely helpful and kind. Could not ask for more...

Ian User Profile
February 2017
Tahi est tout simplement un petit bout de paradis sur terre. L'environnement est exceptionnel — niché dans un paysage magnifique, tranquille et isolé, avec des vues sublimes de l'océan. La communication et l'accueil ont été exemplaires. Nous avons aussi fait appel au service restauration... et les plats étaient absolument délicieux. La maison elle-même est élégante dans la belle simplicité de sa décoration, bien équipée et très propre. En plus, le WiFi était vraiment épatant de vitesse — beaucoup plus rapide que dans des hôtels où nous avons séjourné dans de grandes villes en Nouvelle Zélande. Tahi se retrouve au cœur d'une réserve écologique, où l'on peut faire de super balades au milieu de la nature. Nous sommes des voyageurs exigeants, qui séjournons régulièrement dans des établissements de grand luxe, tels des hôtels Aman, Four Seasons et Oberoi... et nous avons vraiment, vraiment adoré cet endroit. Nous n'avions qu'un seul regret — que nous ne pouvions pas rester plus longtemps.

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