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Cosy Bush Whare (Rainforest Huts)

with private Shower/Toilet


Family Room

with private bathroom

The Bush Whare/Huts (pronounced "faa-ree")

Elegant, with private shower and toilet, and full linen, at Mount Tutu Eco-Sanctuary have been built using recycled materials and are styled in the Retro Decor of the 1970's.  Cosy and compact at 4.8m x 3.0m (15ft 6ins x 10ft ) plus external deck with bistro table and chairs.

All Bush Whare have:

  • Shower, toilet and basin

  • Tea and coffee making facilities, with biscuits and chocolates!

  • Full linen

  • Heating

  • Electric blankets

  • Hair Dryers

  • Fresh flowers

  • Outer deck with table and chairs

  • The beds have netting for ambience.  We are at 365 metres (1,200 feet) above sea level and as we have low humidity, seldom have mosquitoes. 

  • and of course native birdsong to enchant you !


The Whare are named after native birds at our Sanctuary; Tui,  Kereru (Native Wood Pigeon),   Pukeko and  Piwakawaka - (Family Room off Guest Lounge).

There is  Free Wifi  for accessing email etc in the community area of the Guest/Dining Lounge

Tui  Bush Whare 


Bush Whare

Kereru Bush Whare


Bush Whare

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Piwakawaka -

Family Room

with Private Bathroom

Reserved only for families with children under 12 years,  and maximum 2 adults. Sleeps up to 5 persons.


The Family Room has a Double bed with single above, plus Single Bunk (for 2 singles).

Left: Breakfast table                 Above:  Dining/Guest Lounge

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Covered Patio area with BBQ for Guest use.
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A feature are the Archways or "Tomokanga", which in Aotearoa New Zealand adorn the entrances to Marae and Meeting Houses as a welcome.  The Tomokanga in those situations are heavily decorated in carvings often with a head at the apex, with the archway symbolising arms outstretching from the Head.  When there is carving on the Archway Arms this typically story tells the Whakapapa (genealogy).  At Mount Tutu Eco-Sanctuary the Tomokanga Architecture uniquely represents a welcome, combining Maori Architecture and English Colonial Architecture, whereby the Apex incorporates a Finial (spike) which was typical on the early houses of Colonial Settlers.  The Finial stems from Medieval England and was affixed to structures to protect from evil. 

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