Forest Experience Homestay

Tranquil homestay set in New Zealand native forest. Bushwalks, native wildlife, convenient base for regional activities.

Per night
$40 - $50

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Forest Experience Homestay is located in a secluded 11ha block of native beach forest just 5km from the centre of Upper Hutt City, (Upper Hutt is 30km north east of Wellington City the Capital of New Zealand).

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As well as offering convenient access by car or public transport to the region's attractions, the home stay provides a tranquil location with native bush walks and bird watching on the property.

We are close to a number of LOTR filming locations and lots of bike and hiking trails.

Facilities: 1 triple, 2 double and 2 single bedrooms within the main house (homestay), own bathroom, (not ensuite), and free access to the facilities on the property; wifi, internet, kitchen, spa, sauna, pool and full sized billiards table.



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Physical address

Forest Experience Homestay, 81 Gillespies Road, Birchville, Upper Hutt, Wellington, 5018, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
7am - 11pm, 7 days
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

  • BBQ Facility
  • Breakfast
  • Children Welcome
  • Internet (Public Use)
  • Laundry
  • Luggage Storage
  • Sky - communal
  • Spa Pool
  • Swimming Pool
Proximity to airport:
40km to Wellington Airport
Proximity to coach terminal:
10min walk to local bus. This will go to Upper Hutt. Hourly trains from Upper Hutt to Wellington. Regular trains from Upper Hutt to Wairarapa Valley.
Proximity to town:
5 min drive to Upper Hutt. 30 min drive to Wellington.
Number of rooms:

Pricing and Conditions

Per night $40.00 - $50.00
Other charges:
Price is per room ($40 - 1 person, $50 2 people, $60 - 3 people)Cooked breakfast $10
Further pricing information:
Email with specific numbers to get options for rooms and rates. We will soon have 2 x self contained bush cottages in addition to the homestay rooms in the main house. No credit card facilities pay by cash or direct credit

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