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

  • 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 Mark and Alanna, and their children, Danni and Brayde.

    Alanna's family has deep roots in the Karangahake region, with her great-grandfather being a miner. Seeking an escape from city life and a shared love for nature, the family has longed for a place to call their own. Hidden Springs offered the ideal sanctuary for them, allowing them to reconnect with the natural world for rejuvenation and self-reflection. By day, Mark and Alanna manage an engineering company.

    Alanna and Mark are pleased to welcome guests to this special place and enjoy sharing it with others seeking rejuvenation and reconnection with the natural world.


  • "

    Amazing place. So peaceful and relaxing. Lovely place for couples to get away from the hustle of life.


    - 09 Apr 2024

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  • "

    We had such an amazing time. Such a beautiful setting, so peaceful and well set up.


    - 27 Mar 2024

    2 / 12

  • "

    We had such a blissful stay at Hidden Springs! The bath was beautiful, plenty of space for two. Bed was so comfy, and the surrounding very peaceful! Lovely honeymoon mini getaway, thank you!


    - 21 Mar 2024

    3 / 12

  • "

    An absolutely beautiful place with so many thoughtful touches. It's clear a lot of thought has gone into this place. The perfect spot for relaxing and stargazing on a clear night.


    - 18 Mar 2024

    4 / 12

  • "

    Amazing location. We had the most blissful weekend at Hidden Springs. The hammock in the trees, the outdoor bath, and fire were heaven while watching the sun set behind the hills. Amazing walks and waterfalls nearby also.


    - 12 Mar 2024

    5 / 12

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    What a piece of heaven!


    - 19 Feb 2024

    6 / 12

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    It was the perfect way for us to reconnect in a nature setting.


    - 19 Feb 2024

    7 / 12

  • "

    It was a lovely stay; we really enjoyed the vibe you have created with this spot. There is a lovely indoor-outdoor flow, and we had the best night's sleep in ages!


    - 01 Feb 2024

    8 / 12

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    Lovely place to get away from everything and unwind. The set up was perfectly immersed in nature while still having the usual comforts. An ideal peaceful getaway!


    - 27 Jan 2024

    9 / 12

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    Beautiful spot on the edge of the wilderness. Wonderful place to get away from it all and explore the area. Lots of great bush walks close by. Loved the outside bath, the amazing birdlife and the view of Mt Karangahake.


    - 06 Dec 2023

    10 / 12

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    Great place for a peaceful and relaxing stay.


    - 06 Dec 2023

    11 / 12

  • "

    The hosts communication was fantastic, and the property had everything we needed. Thank you for the awesome couple of days.


    - 22 Nov 2023

    12 / 12

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