Tora Coastal Walk

Accommodation

Over the three days, you will stay at:

  • Whakapata Cottage
  • Stony Bay Lodge
  • Greentops

Each accommodation has:

  • Fourteen comfortable single beds, each with two pillows and a clean fitted sheet
  • Shared bathroom facilities (including 2 showers, 2 flush toilets)
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Tea (including herbal teas), and freshly ground coffee

Whakapata Cottage
hosted by Kiri & James

Holiday Hire

Whakapata Cottage was the original homestead on the Elworthy property. Built in the early 1900’s many original features have been retained. Honey coloured floor boards, vintage furnishings and French doors opening onto a traditional verandah give the cottage an olde world charm. Nestled in the sheltered valley the mature garden attracts abundant bird life, including a resident family of quail to welcome you. The sunny back lawn is the perfect spot to begin unwinding with a glass of wine whilst contemplating your adventure ahead.

Room Configuration:

4 singles, 4 singles, 3 singles, 2 singles, 2 singles.


Stony Bay Lodge
hosting shared by both families

Stony Bay Lodge is a recent addition to our accommodation offering. Completed in 2014, we’ve had the lodge architecturally designed and purpose-built for Night Two of our Walk. It’s airy, spacious and supremely comfortable, with huge glass doors and windows that offer jaw-dropping views of the coastline and the ocean beyond. It’s also a bit of a labour of love. For example, you’ll see the deer antler chandelier hanging in the living area, which is made from antlers found on our farms. It also has a window seat that walkers love parking up in, whilst enjoying a pot of tea or a glass of wine, and soaking up the coastal views.

It has plenty of modern facilities, including a dishwasher, wine fridge and wi-fi, for those who feel the need to connect with the outside world!

Room Configuration:

5 singles, 4 singles, 3 singles, 3 singles.


Greentops
hosting shared by both families

Greentops Farmhouse has a wonderful history.  Beginning life as a simple abode to house Return Servicemen who settled on their return in 1950,  it has been lovingly nurtured by families past. It now sits proudly within an established garden, enveloped by majestic hills with views of the Pacific Ocean from the front verandahs.  The dining area features a cathedral ceiling made with timber milled from the property, along with a stunning stained glass window commissioned by a previous owner.  These features create a warm ambience in which to enjoy a truely divine dining experience.   Multiple living areas and verandahs give plenty of options for relaxing with a glass of wine or a good book.  Wake the next morning to a melodious dawn chorus from a wide range of resident birds.

Room Configuration:

Main House:  5 single (with ensuite bathroom), three single, three single, 2 single.

Sleep Out:  3 single, 3 single.

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