Share our slice of Paradise

Situated beside the stunning Te Urewera National Park in New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty, The Old Shearers Quarters offers stylish and cosy self-catereing accommodation in a private setting with breath taking views. Set in idyllic surroundings in the scenic Galatea valley on a dairy farm, this former shearers quarters boasts views of the magnificent mountain ranges and overlooks Lake Aniwhenua.

Escape for a few days to your own piece of paradise and savour the peace and tranquillity of the spectacular surroundings. Enjoy private access to tranquil Lake Aniwhenua for marvellous trout fishing and eeling or relaxing kayaking. For those wanting a bit more action the nearby Rangitaiki river is perfect for adrenaline junkies with white water rafting and kayaking available. Discover the beautiful Whirinaki Forest Park, one of the best examples of untouched native New Zealand forest which has fantastic tracks for both tramping and mountain biking.

This peaceful retreat makes the perfect base to explore some of the North Island’s tourist hot spots. The Old Shearers Quarters is situated within easy driving of the coastal town of Whakatane, thermal Rotorua and adventurous Taupo. It also makes a great stopover point on the way to Lake Waikaremoana – a stunning drive through native bush.

Pet sheep on farm.