Natures getaway!

We arrived down the track through the forest to arrive at one of the best views we’ve ever seen in New Zealand. The hut is incredible, with views along the west overlooking the forest and the coastline. This certainly kicked off the excitement for the next two days - we felt instantly ready to relax, unwind and enjoy nature after a big weeks work in the city.

We decided to pour a glass of red wine, set up the chairs on the deck and enjoy one of the most magical sunsets we have ever seen, right from our balcony. We nestled in for a great night sleep looking out our window to the stars.

In the morning, we rose to the morning light and found the yoga mat. Doing yoga on the deck felt like we were at our own private yoga retreat! After our yoga session we made a healthy breakfast to fuel up for a day of adventure.

We set off on a secluded walk down from the hut and into the forest. The trek was very unique with ropes to climb up. We reached the destination which was our very own private waterfall for the day. After enjoying a cold plunge under the falls, we head to Kare Kare beach to check out the black sand. That night, we cooked up some dinner, did some reading and enjoyed a good rest. We then checked out the next morning feeling relaxed and revived after a wholesome couple of days away.

Note: I recommend booking this accommodation if you are in good physical shape, as there is a 10 minute steep walk down to the cabin.

Things We Did

  • Waterfall
  • Beach
  • Walk
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    Walk down the track to an amazing waterfall for a swim....
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      Nice beach with amazing black sand....
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        Mercer bay Loop is a nice walk for sunset....

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