Nightsky Cottage Experience

Award winning Luxury 5 Star Eco Retreat

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Welcome to the Nightsky Cottage Experience where you’ll be taken on an enchanting, totally relaxing journey into a unique 100% New Zealand Native Bush environment. Your Nightsky Cottage Experience begins from the moment you step out of your car and walk down the 50 mtr boardwalk towards the hidden award-winning gem that is the Nightsky Cottage. Indulge in a 100% private, luxurious 5-star oasis that will leave you rejuvenated and reconnected with nature in a true zero-waste and sustainable environment. Soak in the side-by-side bathtubs, enjoy stargazing through the skylights in the comfort of your lounge whilst warmed by the log-fire or find a quiet spot in the bush to listen to the kiwi calling or abundant bird song. The Nightsky Cottage Experience is romantic and good for the soul.

The  cottage is approx 90 sq m in size and offers 2 bedrooms with luxury king size beds. Spacious living with cozy wood fire, dining and kitchen.

Each room looks out into the native bush to provide you with 100 % privacy. Access is by way of a 50m board walk only.

The bathroom is unique by offering two side by side freestanding baths. Bathsalts and candles are supplied.

At night or dawn you might even see deer walking through the bush.

Majestic full views of Mt Ruapehu are visible when you are driving up to the cottage. While in your cottage it is just a 50 m walk to the picnic area in the bush clearing to enjoy a picture framed view of Mt Ruapehu.

The Nightsky Cottage is a winner in the 2021 Qualmark 100% Pure New Zealand Experience Awards.


  • Barbeque 
  • Bathrobes Provided
  • Dining Setting
  • Heating
  • Iron/Ironing board
  • King Bed
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Provided
  • Outdoor Setting
  • Verandah
  • Views
  • Television
  • Bath
  • Fridge - Fullsize
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge Area
  • Oven
  • Stove top
  • Toaster 
  • Tea/Coffee Making 
  • Shower - Separate
  • Non-Smoking
  • Microwave
  • Linen and Towels Provided
  • Hairdryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • King / 2 single beds
  • Complimentary fruit basket
  • Picnic area in bush clearing
  • Room Safe
  • Skylights in lounge
  • BBQ on covered deck
  • Outoor sitting area
  • Picnic area


The living area consists of a full kitchen, dining and lounge area. Enjoy Manuka bush views from every corner. During the day the sun will stream in from the skylights and at night you can enjoy the night sky from the luxury of your lazy chair in the lounge. A cozy woodburing fire place will keep the cottage nice and warm. Full width deck across the living area will provide a seamless indoor/outdoor flow.

Just a 50 m walk through the bush from the cottage is a clearing where you can sit and watch the sun go down over Mt Ruapehu.

Nightsky livingroom

Nightsky bathroom


The bathroom has a fully tiled spacious walk in shower and two side by side freestanding baths. The baths are positioned so you can look out into the bush in total privacy. Double vanities are provided should two couples travel together , each couple can have their own space.

Luxury bathrobes are also provided.There is a separate laundry facility with washing machine , dryer and washing powder is provided. The toilet is separate from the bathroom.


The cottage has two spacious identical bedrooms, each with a luxury pillow top king size bed. Each bedroom has a native bush view from the bed, so wake up and enjoy the views.

Naturally fresh linen in provided. Stay warm on a chilly night with the electric blanket.

Nightsky bedroom

Sustainable Tourism

Zero waste naturally

We encourage you to join us on our Zero waste journey. It is very unlikely that you will find any single use plastic items in the cottage. Please help us to recycle your cardboard, paper, cans, plastics and glass using the bins provided. Food scraps will go in the compost bin. We even provide you with re-usable shopping bags and produce bags for your grocery shop.

All our cleaning materials and bathroom amenities are made from 100% natural ingredients, made in NZ and preferably handmade. This includes the shampoo, soap, dish wash detergent and washing powder.

We collect our own water and all waste water is processed on site.

100% Smoke free

The cottage is located in native NZ bush that has been protected by the Environment Court. It is therefore essential we have a no smoking ban on the entire block of land. Should you wish to smoke this can only take place on the roadside car park. We trust that you understand the fire risk involved with smoking.

Smoke Free

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