High Hills Hut

High Hills Hut

Hawke's Bay

High Hills Hut is located just 10 minutes from Puketitiri and 1 hour from Napier in the Hawke's Bay region.

The hut is set on the pinnacle of a hill 2300 feet above sea level. With panoramic views over farmland and the Kaweka Range through to the Ahimanawas - you really will feel on top of the world at this spot.

The cosy one-room hut has an open-plan living flow. The kitchen and breakfast bar faces northeast overlooking the land. A snug sitting area has a comfortable leather sofa and a wood burner - and a comfortable king-size bed enjoys beautiful views through large glass doors.

A deck outside offers fantastic outdoor living. The outdoor bath is an ideal place to soak, relax and breathe in the fresh mountain air.

The bathroom, complete with a fabulous monsoon shower head, is a semi-enclosed space at the rear of the hut.

High Hills Hut is the place to come to reconnect with nature. Feel alive with the energy from the mountain ranges. Relax with tranquil views, the birdsong, and the sights of extraordinary sunrises and sunsets. It all comes together to create the perfect romantic retreat and an experience you're unlikely to forget.

FROM $295 p/n

  • Sleeps 2

Whittle Road, Puketitiri 4184


High Hills Hut is about 10 minutes from Puketitiri and 1 hour from Napier in the Hawke's Bay region.

Detailed arrival instructions (including your host's contact details) will be provided in a pre-arrival email 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

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

    Hawke's Bay is well-known for its award-winning food and wine...The Puketapu Hotel is a 45-minute drive away and a popular local spot to wine and dine.  A few locally loved wineries you may want to try are the Church Road Winery and Mission Estate Winery, just an hour away in Napier city.

    The nearest store for stocking up on food and supplies is in Taradale Village, approximately 50-minute drive away, so make sure you bring all the food and drink you need for your stay.

  • Things to do

    You'll find plenty to do at the hut, with boardgames, books, cards, giant Jenga, cornhole, croquet, yoga mats - and a gorgeous outdoor bath. 

    If you want to get out and about, Puketitiri has an abundance of activities to offer - especially if you love the outdoors!

    Kaweka Forest Park is only a short drive from High Hills Hut with a variety of walks, including the popular 'Kaweka J' which takes you to the highest point in Hawke's Bay.

    Also on the doorstep, and a short drive away, is Balls Clearing Scenic Reserve, a virgin podocarp forest highly populated with stunning native flora and fauna - a great spot for a picnic on a sunny day and a variety of easy walking tracks.

    Take a dip in the water at Mohaka River - at the top of Pakaututu Road (past the Makahu Road turn off), only 15-minutes away.

    Keen on a round of golf? Puketitiri offers a brilliant 9-hole golf course - so bring your clubs!

  • Your Hosts

    Your hosts at High Hills Hut are Chris, Holly, Toby, and their dogs Tarn and Sassy.

    The family farm, Anawhenua, has been in the Whittle family since 1934. A few years ago a portion of the original farm was subdivided off, creating the new farm - ‘East Gorge.’ The property has a special place in Chris’ heart as both his father and grandfathers worked and explored the same land.

    Chris and Holly are both passionate farmers who love their animals, the land, and their unique environment. The Kaweka Range creates many atmospheric moods that make them feel a special closeness to the landscape they live within. They loved the idea of creating a place where others could experience this magic. It’s important to them that their guests leave feeling relaxed, restored, and with a little more love in their hearts for themselves and their country.

    High Hills Hut is situated on top of a hill, 2300 feet above sea level. The name captures the feel of the hut's location, set high in the hills of Puketitiri, Hawkes Bay.

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