Are there restaurants nearby?

Masterton is only fifteen minutes drive and has a great variety of eateries from Thai, to Tex Mex, Turkish and A La Carte options.  We are also in the same region as Martinborough, which is renowned for excellent eateries and world class culinary experiences.

When can we book?

Bookings are open for Summertime 21/22 currently for the Glade Cottage. Bankside will be available from November 2022.

Can we bring our pup?

Unfortunately, as we already have animals on the property we ask that they don't come along on your holiday. 

Frequently Asked


Can we eat in?

You can bring along your own supplies which can be cooked on the BBQ. We also have a small kitchenette. Why not treat yourself and order one of our delicious hampers, or picnic packs, showcasing local fare and onsite produce? Enquire and order when booking.

What time should we arrive?

Arrive anytime from 2.00pm and please head out by 10.00am. If you are heading into the park on your last day you can leave your car safely on the property for the day. Let us know when you are arriving and we'll meet you at the entrance.

Help! The dates I was looking at are no longer letting me select them.

Just wait 10/15 minutes and try to book again. The system holds them in the background to stop double ups. Or try on another device. 

Can children stay at The Glade?

Due to the nature of the accommodation, the loft bed, and the surrounding riverside peninsula we don't allow small children to stay at The Glade Cottage. Our family cottage, 'Bankside' will allow for children and is coming soon.

Is there phone reception?

Yes you have full 4G cell reception at both cottages across all networks.

Do you provide breakfast?

Continental breakfast is optional as an extra when checking out. We can also offer yummy nutritious packed tramping lunches. Please arrange within your initial


Is it possible to get there

on public transport?

Yes it is - from Wellington. We are only 15 minutes from the nearest train station, which takes around one hour 45 from the CBD. It's a really lovely trainride and at the city end there is a supermarket for your convenience. If you require a pickup we can come and collect you. View train timetable.

If coming from Palmerston North airport you will need a hire car.

How far away from the airport are you?

Kapiti Coast Airport | 133 km
Palmerston North Airport | 63 km
Wellington International Airport | 77 km

What do you mean, off-grid?

The Glade Cottage runs its lights and power points from the sun. So it's on solar instead of electricity. You still have gas hot water, with a hot shower, (and a flushing toilet). It is on 12v, which means you can charge small devices such as phones and tablets, however you can't run a hair dryer, or charge your computer. Bring your computer fully charged! Bankside is similar but is on 240v.