The Local Area

Homunga Bay

3.6km from Otesha Falls

Homunga Bay is notable for dense pohutukawa forest and a beautiful beach waterfall; it is part of a scenic reserve that links to other bays by a coastal walkway. This track is well developed and maintained providing spectacular views and interesting terrain.

Waihi Beach

15km from Otesha Falls

Waihi Beach offers nine kilometres of sweeping white sand with one of the safest surf breaks in New Zealand. It brings people back each summer to just relax or enjoy activities out on the water or along our coastline and bush.

Hauraki Rail Trail

8.6km from Otesha Falls

The 82km trail is the easiest cycle trail in New Zealand to ride with the longest tunnel 1.1Km and showcases some of the best scenery New Zealand has to offer, from the Pohutukawa trees on the Thames Coast, through lush green Waikato farm lands, to areas rich in pioneering history.


Those wanting to explore the local area have so much to discover including the secluded Homunga Bay, only 3.6km from the house. A short drive will have you walking the beautiful white sands of Waihi Beach and beyond that the Bay of plenty has so much to offer.
There's something for everyone, be it beautiful bush walks, unique cycling trails, kayaking, sailing or world class fishing. Why not take with you one of Carol's hampers as a delicious treat for your day out.


For a relaxing weekend you barely need leave the accommodation, have a BBQ or picnic down by our beautiful waterfall and after seeing the sun go down over the lush hills keep an eye out for our resident glow worms.


Otesha Falls

Relax by our natural waterfall and swimming hole which feed by the spring at the head of the valley.


Otesha Falls

Carol can arrange a wide range of delicious picnics to enjoy by the waterfall or to take on your trip.

Pizza Oven

Otesha Falls

Make your own delicious wood fired pizzas.