Lovebird Cottage

Lovebird Cottage


Lovebird Cottage is located near Raglan in the Waikato. It's a 1 hour and 50 minutes drive from Auckland City and a 30-minute drive from Hamilton. 

The super-stylish wee cottage is nestled into a private section of an orchard - overlooking the undulating countryside and Parawai stream. It's a peaceful spot with calming energy, perfect for taking your mind off stresses and unwinding.

The cottage has a kitchenette, lounge area, bathroom and comfortable queen-sized bed. The undercover porch has a bar leaner and BBQ - ideal for prepping that delicious alfresco feast.

Wander down a short winding path and natural limestone staircase from the cottage and you'll reach a beautiful bush bath. Further down is a small shaded deck under a Kahikatea tree. It's the perfect place to sit with an evening drink and take in the magic of the streamside bush setting.

For people keen to visit the sights and adventures offered in Raglan, Lovebird Cottage is just 10 minutes drive away.

FROM $300 p/n

  • Sleeps 2
            Dogs welcome
      Dogs welcome

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.


318 Ohaurita Rd, Te Uku, Raglan 3295


Lovebird Cottage is located 10 minutes from the Raglan town centre in Waikato. It's 1 hour and 50 minutes drive from Auckland City and a 30-minute drive from Hamilton.

Follow the Google Maps directions to the address.

You will receive a pre-arrival email with detailed arrival instructions and your host's details 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

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

    If you're keen to eat out - your hosts can recommend a divine selection of eating options in the Raglan area. Raglan Roast Coffee, The Shack,Rock-It Kitchen, Ulo's Kitchen, ISO Cafe Bistro are their top picks. Or you can chill on the wharf while eating fish n' chips!

    If you're looking for a place for a quiet (or lively!) drink, The Yot Club, Orca Eatery & Bar, Wyld and ISO Bar are all good options.

    The nearest store for stocking up on food and supplies is the Te Uku Store Dairy (5 minutes away) or a small supermarket in Raglan (10 minutes away).

  • things to do

    Lovebird Cottage is a great place to unplug, kick back, and relax. But if you're keen on an adventure - you'll find plenty to do in the region. 

    Raglan is an artsy town with a thriving art and food scene. Raglan Points is one of the top surf spots in the world and is only 5-10 mins from the town centre (wild coast Ruapuke is 30 minutes away). Activities such as ocean swimming, walking, fishing, mountain biking tracks, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and rock climbing are all readily available.

    For something a bit different, Xtreme Zero Waste offers tours of how they recycle in NZ.

    A classic sunset walk on the beach is the best way to wind down in the evenings. Or spice it up and try a sunset cruise on the Wahinemoe Boat around the Raglan Harbour.

    Do you love your nature walks? The impressive Bridal Veil Falls is 20 minutes away, and Te Toto Gorge and Karioi Summit Tracks are 35 minutes away.

  • your hosts

    Your hosts at Lovebird Cottage are Nadine and Jeff.

    Nadine and Jeff, and their two children Faye and Stevie, have lived on the property for a whopping 10 years. Originally from Auckland, the family were looking for more of a country lifestyle with land and the chance to grow organic produce and produce meat, according to the permaculture principles.

    Jeff is an electrician specialising in designing/installing solar power and off-grid systems. Nadine is a stay-at-home mum (and a professional cleaner!!) Watching the ‘food forest’ grow over the years has been one of the best experiences. And living near Raglan is the cherry on top as it's so convenient to the township and beautiful coastline.

    Lovebird Cottage is nestled down the back of our property, overlooking Parawai Stream. The energy down there is calm, and the bird song is lovely. The cottage is big enough for two people to snuggle in together. It is a love nest and a retreat from the hustle and bustle.  Nadine & Jeff are so excited to share their beautiful spot in the world with others to enjoy.


  • "

    Great place to unwind and relax. The bath setting is awesome.


    Bailey Harvey - 16 Jul 2024

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  • "

    Nadine was so friendly, and the bath setting was magical. It was a complete, private getaway. Thank you.


    Steph Donald - 13 Jun 2024

    2 / 12

  • "

    Lovely setting, very peaceful. Had a very relaxing weekend.


    Gavin Harlick - 20 May 2024

    3 / 12

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    Very peaceful and beautiful setting.


    Jo Coulam - 14 May 2024

    4 / 12

  • "

    Awesome outdoor bath setting.


    - 29 Apr 2024

    5 / 12

  • "

    We loved our stay, the setting is so relaxing and the bush bath is amazing!


    - 24 Apr 2024

    6 / 12

  • "

    What an amazing location. So private and quiet. The bath by the river is so special, and the whole stay is what I needed. Thank you so much.


    - 09 Apr 2024

    7 / 12

  • "

    The most magical bathing experience we’ve ever enjoyed.


    - 08 Apr 2024

    8 / 12

  • "

    The cottage was immaculate and had everything we needed! The outdoor setting was gorgeous (even better than the pictures). The whole experience was lush!


    - 12 Mar 2024

    9 / 12

  • "

    Very comfortable bed and linen.


    - 27 Feb 2024

    10 / 12

  • "

    We had the most wonderful, relaxing weekend at Lovebird Cottage. It was so peaceful, and the facilities were amazing. Nothing quite like waking up in the morning to the sounds of birds and watching the bunnies running in the paddock. It was fabulous to be able to take our dog also, and he loved having a swim in the stream.


    - 19 Feb 2024

    11 / 12

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    Nadine was a great host, very warm and welcoming. Lovebird Cottage is private, cosy, and relaxing with the most beautiful views. We absolutely loved our stay!


    - 10 Dec 2023

    12 / 12

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