Tom’s Cottage



NZ Lifestyle Magazine Group


is an ideal spot for sitting back with a glass of syrah and a bit of stargazing after a hard day's wine tasting. This restored rumpty shepherd's hut adjacent to the Tukituki River offers a getaway for those after simplicity and quiet. The onebedroom self-catering cabin has a kitchenette and barbecue facilities and is handy to Te Mata Peak and Craggy Range. The original hut was given to owners Jan and Van Howard by their friend Tom Chamber, on the condition that he could stay one night of the year. “In 20 years, he has not stayed in the cottage once because when he wants it, it's always booked, so he has to come and stay with us in our home instead.” 116 Matangi Road, Havelock North. 027 554 4102,