Hobbit Hole Glamping

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7 Puketirau Road Tirau 3484

Come stay with us 




Relax amongst the lush Waikato countryside in an  earth-insulated, peaceful hobbit hole, built entirely from recycled materials –  or swing in the breeze in a hammock.

The farmland of Puketirau Valley spreads out at your feet,  the sun sets over Mount Maungatautiri beside you and the Milky Way twinkles above.
Pigs will wander past, paradise ducks will call below and the sheep will come visiting in the hope of some bread.  



Totally private.
Parking beside.
All linen provided.
Open fire barbecue.
Hot massage shower and flush composting toilet.
No power or wifi but lots of books and games.

Cost per couple:
​$90 per weeknight,
$100 p/n Friday & Saturday
​plus  one-off $35 cleaning charge




Hobbit hole not available on during scheduled workshops and retreats.

Check availability on  AirBnB or contact us to book.

​Additional options
Live the life. 
Get a taste of life on the farm, visiting our animals and doing the daily routine of whatever needs to be done; milking the house cow, feeding  etc and tour the orchard and farm, discussing the purpose and benefits of our 250 productive plants.   One to two hours.
$60 per couple

Borrow our bikes.  
The Waikato River Trail is just around the corner and a pleasant ride takes you to the Arapuni swingbridge for lunch at a country cafe..
$20 per couple
Tramp over Mangatautiri (Sanctuary Mountain) transport  
We can drop off at one end, and collect you from the other, or drop your car at one end and ferry you to the start – whichever you prefer.
Allow five to six hours to traverse the Mountain and enjoys the views and birdlife.
$60 per coupleFood
We offer a range of breakfast and dinner menus – including harvest and cook your own on the campfire.
Click here for details.

Local Attractions



Tirau is located in the centre of the North Island with Hamilton, Rotorua, Tauranga, and Otorohanga all within a 50 minutes drive.
​Nearby attractions include:
Hobbition Movie Set – 20km north-east. Tours
Te Waihou Blue Spring – 10km south. 1½hr walk alongside the stream to the source of crystal-clear water.
Mt Maungatautiri Bird Sanctuary – 25km from the Northern entrance or 35km to the Southern entrance.   For those wanting to tramp Over the Mountain (5-6 hours) we can pick up and drop off – $60 p/c
Waikato River Trails – starts 5km west.  Bike or ride for up to 103km – a pleasant 8km takes you to Arapuni dam and swingbridge.
Wairere Falls – 30km east.  A climb to spectacular views of the Waikato Basin from the top of the falls.
Tirau Golf Club – 4km south.  65par, 18 hole course and friendly club house.
Okoroire Hot Springs Hotel – 10km east.  Country pub, natural hot springs and 9-hole golf course.
Over the Moon Cheese – 14km south. Artisan cheese made on site
Quirky collection of rescued things – aka Tirau Early NZ Museum and honey shop
Pokaiwhenua Gorge at night – 5km west. Stars merge into glow worms.  BYO kayak or hire one.
Tirau – 4kms south – a collection of interesting shops and cafes amongst our own corrugated iron art.
or just relax in your tent with a good book.

Click here to read North & South magazine’s Travel in Tirau story.