Rua Hiwi Hut

Rua Hiwi Hut


Rua Hiwi Hut is located 40 minutes from Hamilton, on a picturesque dry stock farm in the Waikato hills.

Nestled amidst the breathtaking beauty of Pirongia Forest Park and the farm's native bush pockets. Enjoy sweeping views from Mt Ruapehu to Mt Te Aroha and the Kaimai Ranges. Keep your eyes peeled for an array of delightful birdlife, including tui, kereru, fantail, and morepork.

The super-stylish hut oozes a moody and cosy atmosphere. The interior includes a luxurious king-size bed, ensuite bathroom, and kitchenette.

Let the warmth of the wood burner and music from the surround sound system set the relaxing mood for the evening. Then soak in the super wide luxurious outdoor tub to end your day perfectly.

With its serene atmosphere, stunning vistas, and unforgettable sunrises, Rua Hiwi Hut is the perfect escape from the daily grind.

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.


487 Te Tahi Road, Puketotara 3876


Rua Hiwi Hut is located 40 minutes from Hamilton.

Follow the Google Maps directions to the address.

To reach Rua Hiwi Hut, you'll need to travel along a farm track suited to 4WD vehicles. You can either be transported by your hosts or use your own 4WD vehicle. Once at the hut, a 4WD vehicle is provided so that you can come and go during your stay. Alternatively, you may choose to walk the 1.5km to and from your car if you want to stretch your legs. Your vehicle will be parked in a secure area throughout your stay. 

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

    Rua Hiwi Hut is self-catering. Just bring your own food and drink, and cook meals using the double-ring gas cooktop provided in your kitchen and a small Weber BBQ outside. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need.

    If you feel like going out for a bite to eat, Te Awamutu is only a 30-minute drive away with plenty of restaurants and cafes to choose from. Five Stags Pub is an excellent option and it's only 15 minutes away.

    The nearest store for stocking up on food and supplies is Pirongia Four Square, a 10-minute drive away.

  • things to do

    Rua Hiwi Hut offers a secluded spot to disconnect and immerse yourself in nature. Take a refreshing stroll through the farm, play games or cornhole, and soak in the hot outdoor bath to unwind.

    Make the most of your time when travelling to or from Rua Hiwi Hut by exploring the local attractions. Nature enthusiasts can take a stroll through Yarndley's Bush to admire the impressive Kahikatea trees or try the Pirongia Mountain Bush walk. Visit the Kiwis at Otorohanga Kiwi House or explore the world-famous Waitomo Caves.

  • your hosts

    Your hosts at Rua Hiwi Hut are Simon, Paula, Aneeka, Nicole, and Lara, along with their trusty working dogs Moley and Raf.

    Simon works as a farmer, while Paula is a Medical Receptionist in Hamilton.

    Having lived and farmed on the property for six years, Simon and Paula developed a true appreciation for the serene views that surround them. Looking for new ways to share their stunning slice of paradise with others, they discovered the magic of glamping and were immediately drawn to its unique charm.

    The name 'Rua Hiwi' means two ridges, as it perfectly describes the twin ridges that run up the middle of their farm.

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