Te Whare Taruna

Te Whare Taruna

Cambridge, Waikato

Te Whare Taruna is set on Taruna Farm, 15-minutes from Cambridge in the Waikato.

The cedar-clad tiny house sits on a secluded site at the top of a hill, with sweeping views to the West and out to Mt Pirongia. Adjacent to the Gudex Reserve, the surrounding trees are filled with native birds - Tui, Kereru, and Morepork.

The interior of the cabin is stylish and contemporary with a plush, statement bed as a hero feature. Top-of-the-line bedding and beautiful linens make this a gorgeous place to sink into at the end of the day - or just to snuggle up with a book during the day. Two leather chairs are set next to a 'Roaring Meg' wood-burner - which keeps the cabin cosy during winter.

On the deck outside a deep, stone outdoor bath is perfectly positioned to take in the spectacular sunsets that fill the sky in the evening. The lights of Cambridge twinkle in the foreground while the setting sun silhouettes Mt Pirongia in the distance.

FROM $300 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.


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  • Eating and Drinking

    Te Whare Taruna 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 want a break from cooking at any stage, you'll find lots of fantastic options in Cambridge - a 15-minute drive away. Cambridge also has both a New World and a Countdown for stocking up on supplies.

  • Things to do

    Te Whare Taruna is a place to just relax. Enjoy a soak in the bath while the sun sets over the landscape below - and take in the peace and tranquillity of the natural surrounds.

    If you're keen to get out and about - Te Whare Taruna is adjacent to the Gudex Reserve which offers walking tracks, picnic spots, a historical site - and an abundance of native birds. 

    If you're a mountain biker - bring the bike!  The local Te Miro Mountain Bike Park is just up the road.

    If you want to go further afield, Cambridge (15-minutes away) is known as a destination town - with plenty of shops, art galleries, cafes and restaurants to explore. On a Saturday morning, check out the local Cambridge Farmers Market. 

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  • "

    What a cosy winter escape. Such a beautiful outlook which can be enjoyed through all the seasons.


    Olivia McFarlane - 09 Jul 2024

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  • "

    Te Whare Taruna was an excellent spot for a weekend getaway. The decor was beautiful, and the use of the space in the cabin was really well thought out. The scenery was beautiful, and it really felt like there was no one else in the world. The outdoor bathtub really was the icing on the cake. Loved every minute.


    Charlotte Grimwood - 04 Jul 2024

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  • "

    Great little getaway with stunning views. Very peaceful and relaxing, with an outdoor bath great for star and moon gazing. The fireplace kept the place nice and cosy, away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city.


    Witchelle Ip - 25 Jun 2024

    3 / 12

  • "

    An incredible stay with beautiful views over Cambridge and the distant volcanoes and hills. Amazing sunset in the bath. Great decor, would definitely recommend.


    Matthew Arnold - 07 May 2024

    4 / 12

  • "

    Te Whare Taruna was everything we needed and nothing we didn’t. A beautifully curated space. Special touches include the outside bathtub, matching robes, and beautiful Citta details.


    - 02 May 2024

    5 / 12

  • "

    We loved our stay. The views changed continually with awesome sunrises and sunsets. The outdoor bath was a lovely place to soak in those views. Definitely recommend a stay here.


    - 24 Apr 2024

    6 / 12

  • "

    The healing sights and sounds of nature can never be overstated. A magical and necessary experience.


    - 17 Mar 2024

    7 / 12

  • "

    Tiny hut with big personality! Loved watching the sunset in the outdoor bath and observing the city lights glisten at night. Waking up to a serene view was absolutely breathtaking. Loved every minute of our stay. Only regret was that we only booked for one night! Would gladly stay again at Te Whare Taruna.


    - 12 Mar 2024

    8 / 12

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    This place was amazing, awesome views and such a relaxing setting.


    - 12 Mar 2024

    9 / 12

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    We loved our two nights with a beautiful view and a bath outside while stargazing. It has everything you need with town close enough and a comfortable bed. Would definitely recommend.


    - 19 Feb 2024

    10 / 12

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    It's a serene and rejuvenating destination; it truly recharged our batteries.


    - 06 Nov 2023

    11 / 12

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    We loved our stay at Te Whare Taruna. It's such a magical, private spot with the most incredible evening view to enjoy from the bath. A great place to get away from it all, yet still close to Cambridge if you need anything. Thank you.


    - 17 Oct 2023

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