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Private room in yurt
4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 shared bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 shared bath
Kate & Ian is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great check-in experience
90% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
Hot tub
This is one of a few places in the area that has this feature.

At the midway point of the Queen Charlotte Track, Ngahere Hou is a peaceful forest retreat to relax in comfort in a uniquely appointed Yurt. Includes organic breakfast and Self catering in full kitchen and bbq. Wood fired hot tub and stunning views. With Wekas at your feet and bellbirds all around this unique off-the-grid experience will definitely recharge your batteries, it’s an experience, not just a place to stay.


Indoor fireplace
Hot water
Unavailable: Smoke alarm
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
The host hasn't reported smoke or carbon monoxide detectors on the property.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed,1 double bed,1 cot



19 reviews
Tom User Profile
October 2019
Such an amazing spot and amazing host. Felt so welcome and the location was beautiful and so peaceful. Great place to relax and chill out during the Queen Charlotte Track.
Tina User Profile
October 2019
Very comfortable stay in unique surroundings. Fabulous bird life and views
Teryll User Profile
April 2019
Fantastic accommodation. Ian is an awesome host and the amenities of the place are astounding. The yurt was very luxurious and warm and the surrounds were amazing to relax in. Absolutely delicious meals. We are so glad we chose this accomodation for our halfway point for doing…
Rae User Profile
January 2019
We had a gorgeous three days staying at Kate and Ian's place. It is a magic place to just 'be' and to relax. Highlights for us were the experience of the yurt, the amazing view of Kenepuru Sound, the birdsong, showering with a weka, the stars, and the glow worms. Ian and Kate are…
Ines User Profile
January 2019
There’s no better place in NZ. Having never been to the sounds, I had no idea what to expect but Kate and Ian’s place at Kenepuru Head was a dreamscape. The yurt was magical and I had the most incredible shower with a weka! Kate and Ian were amazing hosts who were generous with…
Kate & Ian User Profile
Response from Kate & Ian:
Thanks Ines we’d love to have you come and stay again!
January 2019
Hallvar User Profile
February 2020
This stay will make you speechless. The location is so unique. They are the perfect hosts, and welcomed us with local wine on arrival and homemade bread for breakfast. The yurt and facility is an experience in itself, in the middle of beatiful surroundings with exotic birds and a…
Gill User Profile
February 2020
Kate and Ian's place is truly amazing. You stay in a yurt where you have every comfort but can hear the wekas and the crickets. Your every need has been carefully catered for in a fully equipped camp kitchen and outdoor shower with really hot water. Just be aware that if you're…

Hosted by Kate & Ian

Marlborough, New ZealandJoined in January 2017
Kate & Ian User Profile
40 Reviews
Kate & Ian is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly-rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
We’re Kate Betteley and Ian Hamlin and we’ve been coming here to the Kenepuru Heads for our holidays for twenty years. Now it’s time to share our paradise with you. Kate’s a therapist and Ian’s an artist and we’re into living lightly on the land and taking time to connect.
Interaction with guests
We’re happy to socialise with guests if desired or give you space to relax.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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Kenepuru Head, Marlborough Sounds, Marlborough, New Zealand

Things to keep in mind

Check-in: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
11:00 am

House Rules

  • Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • No parties or events


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