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Reviewed 20 October 2016

We rented the love shack and a lodge for our group of 12. Bushaven shuttled us to the Pakihi track in good quality comfortable vans. The accomodation is backpacker style in very clean comfortable rooms. Second stay, cant wait to make it a third.

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Bushaven, Owner at Bushaven, responded to this review

Thanks Phil, see you next time for your next Bushaven experience. John n Virginia

Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Stayed two nights at the Love Shack at Bushaven, which located in the midst of gorgeous NZ native forest. It was easy to get to and the road is a scenic drive in itself. The accommodation was very clean and comfortable, the hot shower just what I needed after a day tramping past Te Waiti Hut and back. John and...

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Bushaven, Owner at Bushaven, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, appreciate.

Te Puke, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Just had a fantastic time riding The Pakihi Trail, & stayed here the night before, was just lovely, stunning bush & accomdation was perfect for us. Tidy & clean , lovely hosts. Was wonderful to come back & have a shower and afternoon T. Drive in is just gorgeous, an adventure on its own . Thank you, we will be...

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Bushaven, Owner at Bushaven, responded to this review

Thank you, the Pakihi track is quite special!

Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 February 2016

I can totally recommend John from Bushaven if you need a shuttle service for the Pakihi track mountain bike ride. John was very friendly, knowledgeable, efficient, and ran a great company. thanks John!

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Bushaven, Owner at Bushaven, responded to this review

Thanks, I love driving and best of all I get to take riders to do something they love, so I guess I get to see them at their best.

Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Wow! Our recent off-road adventure along the gorgeous Pakihi Track was made even more memorable thanks to the hospitality and knowledge of John, Virginia and Mel. Looking for a unique escape? Look no further than Bushaven. Sit back and relax (or ride your bike) and let Motu Trails Hire and Shuttle take care of all your transfers. Highly recommended for...

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Bushaven, Owner at Bushaven, responded to this review

Thanks Will, we now have direct flights from Auckland to Whakatane with Air Chatham.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Bushaven in the large house and some of the outlying huts with a group of 20+ friends and family and had a wonderful time. The setting in the middle of native bush was idyllic and only enhanced by the last few kms drive over gravel roads to get there - a feeling of going back in time....

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Bushaven, Owner at Bushaven, responded to this review

Hi and thanks so much for your kind comments. More wine glasses will be procured.

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Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Great location, fabulous service. Good base before and after tramping and mountain biking. Don't be put off by the road - the destination is worth it! A great place to go to escape it all. John's shuttle service for the Motu trail and tramps is comfortable and efficient.

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Bushaven, Owner at Bushaven, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind comments, appreciate.

Tauranga
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to go there and tracks near this place such as bike and hiking track this place has hot showers and private nice toilets even for the camp site. I would definitely recommend to come here soon. I loved to stay here.come here.

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Bushaven, Owner at Bushaven, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comments

Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed at bushaven as a base for our family group of 29 to go biking on the motu trails. The accommodation in the house and huts was comfortable. Great out of the way kiwi spot with a Lovely swimming hole. John also arranged all the biking for us - excellent service.

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Bushaven, Owner at Bushaven, responded to this review

Hi Rob. Thanks for sharing, appreciate and hope we can be of service to your cool family some other time. John n Virginia

Thames, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 November 2015

We stayed two nights at Bushaven in tents. John and Virginia were great hosts and made us feel very welcome. What we loved about this place was the location, a stunning drive in with a setting that feels like a Colosseum surrounded by giants of the forest. We caught the shuttle up from Bushaven to the top of Motu Hill...

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Bushaven, Owner at Bushaven, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind comments, very much appreciated!

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Comfortable assorted accommodation and camping set in native bush within the Urutawa Scenic Reserve alongside the pristine TeWaiti stream. A range of accommodation including a five bedroom house, Love shack, bunkhouse, small batches and a small camp ground, all with full utilities. All have decks and use of BBQ's. Several walking,tramping and mountain biking tracks are very close by including The Motu Trails which is 10 minutes ride off the Pakahi track. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bushaven

Address: End TeWaiti Stream Road | Urutawa Forest,, Opotiki P O Box 417, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Opotiki
Price Range: ₹ 3,385 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Backcountry lodge for bikers walkers and people who enjoy the outdoors.”
 of 5 bubbles , 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Bring all your own crockery, cutlery and utensils”
 of 5 bubbles Thames-Coaster, 29 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Depends what you're after - romantic getaway, kids romp, family reunion - there seem to be many different options.”
 of 5 bubbles katea638, 28 Apr 2015 | Read review
“The walk up the valley is exceptional on a very well maintained path. Highlight of the visit!”
 of 5 bubbles Stevecpnz, 22 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Depend on how many people, they provided all kinds of accommodations, scudding small family, couple, and big groups ( up to 20 people I think). All are in good condition.”
 of 5 bubbles yanbind, 18 Mar 2014 | Read review
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