Hidden Springs

Hidden Springs


Hidden Springs is 1 hour and 45 minutes from Central Auckland, 1 hour from Tauranga, and just a 5-minute drive to the town of Waikino.

The cabin is nestled into a 90-ha organic farm, surrounded by native bush, and flanked by two natural springs. 

Private and peaceful, the cabin is perfect for couples. A tranquil bedroom contains a king-size bed with large windows out to the views. A stylish kitchen and lounging area and deluxe bathroom complete the interior. Large bi-fold doors open onto a spacious deck - where you can soak up the sunshine and stunning views of Mt Karangahake. When it’s time to relax, grab a glass of bubbles and enjoy a soak in the outdoor stone bath under the star-studded sky.

Hidden Springs is a place to leave your urban life behind. Listen to the tuis from the surrounding trees and the calming sound of the babbling brooks, fed from the natural springs. Relax in the hammock amongst the ferns, or mediate at the tranquil seat found in the ferny resting spot. If you're keen to explore the region, head out to visit the beautiful waterfalls, rivers, and nature walks.

Designed to include everyone, Hidden Springs Cabin has a wheelchair ramp and a kitchen and bathroom that are fully accessible. 

FROM $350 p/n

Children aged 9+ only

  • 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.


166 Swetman Road, Waikino 3682


Hidden Springs is 1 hour and 45 minutes from Central Auckland, 1 hour from Tauranga and just a 5-minute drive to the town of Waikino.

Please note the Google Maps directions will only get you as far as Swetman Road, so you will need to closely follow the instructions in your pre-arrival email. You will receive this email with directions and your host's details 5-days prior to your stay.

Access is suitable for all vehicles, except lowered cars. If you are bringing a trailer/boat/motorhome, you will be able to park 200m up the driveway before it gets too steep.

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

    Hidden Springs is self-catering. Just bring your own food and drink, and cook meals using the double gas burner in the kitchen and the BBQ. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need.

    If you're wanting to eat out, the Falls Retreat Bistro or the historic Waikino Tavern are great dining options, and both just 5 minutes down the road. Alternatively, head out to Waihi Beach to Flat White, or One3One Restaurant Cafe & Bar or Providence Pantry in Paeroa (20 minutes away).

    The nearest store for stocking up on food and supplies is in Waihi, approximately 10 minutes drive away.

  • things to do

    With springs, streams, gorgeous native bush to explore and amazing views of Mt Karangehake...you may find you don't want to leave the property! Toast marshmallows by the campfire, soak in the outdoor bath, swing gently in the hammock - or bring out the board games! 

    If you feel like going for a walk, you can drive 5 minutes to Owharoa Falls or Dickey FlatKarangahake Gorge 10 minutes away (famous for its historic tunnel), or Orokawa Bay bush walk only 30 minutes away.

    For keen bikers, try the Hauraki Rail Trail from the Waitawheta Road entry point.

    A visit to Waihi Beach or beautiful Whititoa Beach is a great picnic outing on a sunny day!

  • your hosts

    Your hosts at Hidden Springs are Tania and Malcolm – and their cat Scamper.

    Tania and Malcolm have owned their 90-hectare property since 2020. After kiwifruit and avocado farming for some years, the couple were looking for a change of pace and when they came across this beautiful property - they took the plunge. 

    The property was very run down when they bought it, requiring weeds like gorse and woolly nightshade to be cleared to make way for over 7,000 newly planted native trees. The trees are all managed organically by the couple who feel good to know that when they leave this world, they will leave a legacy of amazing trees for future generations and the wildlife in the area.

    This property has a lot of 'mining' history, with an abandoned stamping battery, and other mining relics. It was also part of the historical pathway for the Māori from the Waikato to the Bay of Plenty.

    Tania and Malcolm felt that glamping was a great way to share their property with others, and a big part of their sustainable partnership with the land. For every stay at their cabin, they are committing to planting another native tree.

    Tania and Malcolm feel blessed to be guardians of this special place - and look forward to you sharing it with you.

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