Spend your night in the quirky Backpackers Cottage. This former shearers’ quarter is the perfect spot for every traveler on a budget. It sleeps up to six people and has been painted and decorated tastefully with a vintage shabby chic feel. Heat up your own fireplace and kick back and relax in the comfy sofa or arm chair. A massive wooden dinner table offers enough space for you and your mates. You can cook your dinner in the fully equipped kitchen that comes with electrical stove and oven, microwave, fridge and freezer. Enjoy pastoral New Zealand and fill your lungs with crisp mountain air. Several private walking tracks and bush walks will take you along breathtaking vistas. If hiking is not your thing, how about relaxing in the lush gardens of Haurata? Hundreds of rhododendron trees, an avenue of cheery trees and heaps of other plants and flowers allow for a relaxed atmosphere and some time off from the road. Other activities include mountain-biking, bushwalks and swimming.