Fallow Hills

Fallow Hills


Fallow Hills is located in North Wairarapa, just under 2 hours' drive from Wellington and about 15 minutes from Masterton.

The campsite sits on a hilltop, within a patch of pretty native bush on the farm. Picturesque trees dotted around the site provide spots of welcome shade from the bright Wairarapa sunshine. 

The romantic, safari-style tent is fitted out with a queen-size bed, beautifully dressed in deluxe linen. A wood-burning stove keeps you cosy and warm, all year round. Two stylishly renovated forestry huts accompany the tent, forming a roomy camp bathroom and kitchen. An additional outdoor covered barbeque area provides a fantastic al fresco dining space.

Two deep, claw-foot baths sit side-by-side, giving you the chance to soak and relax together while you take in the sweeping 180-degree views over the rural Wairarapa countryside. The starry sky at night is breathtaking.

Fallow Hills is an utterly idyllic and restful glamping retreat. The serenity of sitting in the Adirondack chairs, cool drink in hand, native birds flitting through the surrounding bush, and watching the sun setting over the surrounding hills. It's truly tonic for the soul.

FROM $260 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.


The entrance to Fallow Hills is located on Masterton Stronvar Rd, Wainuioru 5890


Fallow Hills is just under 2 hours drive from central Wellington. To get to Fallow Hills, you will need to meet your hosts Trish and Phil in Masterton so that they can escort you to the farm. Their address and contact details will be provided in the pre-arrival email sent 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

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

    The nearest supermarket is in Masterton, a 15-minute drive away. Make sure you stop off at the award-winning Clareville Bakery (between Carterton and Masterton) for some delicious bakery treats on your way.

    If you feel like a night off cooking, pop into Masterton for a meal. There are plenty of good restaurants and cafes. Try Iberia for fantastic pizzas! 

  • Things to do

    Fallow Hills is so restful, you'll barely feel the need to leave. But if you do want to explore the area, Castlepoint Beach (voted one of the top 10 beaches in NZ by the AA) is approximately 50 minutes drive away - and is so worth a visit. Take a walk up to the lighthouse or up to the top of Castle Rock, and then reward yourselves with some of the amazing Fish and Chips at the Castlepoint store.

    For more beach action, Riversdale Beach is about 40-minute drive away.

    Approximately 45 minutes drive south of Fallow Hills is the wine village of Martinborough, where you can visit any number of fantastic vineyards and boutique breweries. Greytown is 35 minutes south, and is know as a the boutique cafe and shopping town of the Wairarapa. 

    Masterton itself has just been voted New Zealands most beautiful city for 2017! There are plenty of activities throughout the year like Wings over Wairarapa, the Balloon Festival, Golden Shears, and A&P Show.

  • Your Hosts

    Kim and Guy Williams, along with their children, Henry, Thomas, Priya, Zarndy and Cooper are your hosts at Fallow Hills.

    'Fallow Hills' is the name of the glamping site that sits on Guy's family farm, Te Parae Station. Guy is the fifth generation of his family to farm the land. Kim works part-time as an Agribusiness Analyst.

    Kim and Guy love the family history of the land they live on and treasure their responsibility as caretakers for the next generation. They decided to set up their glampsite to share their paradise with others. They liked the idea of giving town and city dwellers the opportunity to escape their busy world and experience a slice of peaceful rural life.

    Fallow Hills is named for the wild Fallow Deer that roam the hills of Te Parae Station.

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