Celebrate together, relax together, explore together

With various accommodation options both on the farm and in the lakeside settlement just a minute away, you and all your guests can stay at the lake and enjoy all the benefits of this amazing location.

The Hunting Hut

Located just along the ridgeline, The Hunting hut is The Black Barn’s on-farm accommodation. A fresh take on the classic kiwi bach, its four stand-alone pods (one was the original hunting hut on the farm) are connected together by an outdoor deck giving it an al fresco feel. At the front, the kitchen/dining and lounge pods make the most of the stunning views and outdoor living with stacker sliding doors that open onto the deck. The two sleeping pods each have a double and a bunk room, providing accomodation for up to 12 guests. The bunks are king single sized and have quality pocket-sprung mattresses comfortable for all ages. The ‘infinity edge’ lawn is flanked by gorgeous pohutukawa trees and a genuine Stoked hot tub provides a memorable soak with one of the most stunning backdrops you’ll ever bathe in.


We’re Flexible

We work with many bach owners at the lake as well as several premium five-star accommodation providers. Whatever your budget and requirements, Shelley can recommend the right accomodation for you and your guests.


  • Numerous hiking trails including the Tarawera trail
  • Thrill-seekers, zip-lining
  • Hot water beach, natural thermal hot pools, water taxi
  • Redwood Whakarewarewa forest for world renowned mountain biking
  • Horse Riding
  • Lakes, trout fishing, sailing, sup
  • Cultural

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