Ookapu Station Shearers Quarters

Farm hosted by James

  1. 16 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 12 beds
  4. 2 baths
Dedicated workspace
A common area with Wi-Fi that’s well-suited for working.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the key safe.
Park for free
This is one of the few places in the area with free parking.


Every booking includes free protection from Host cancellations, listing inaccuracies and other issues like trouble checking in.
Catering to groups and families, the Shearers Quarters offers stunning views of Aotea Harbour, surrounded by lush green grass and natural beauty, you'll find it hard to leave this spot! The Shearers Quarters offers a home away from home, surrounded by breath taking sea views. Recently fully refurbished including disability shower and toilet, heat pump, ceiling & floor insulation, double glazed windows, BBQ, large entertainers decking with ramp access, fully carpeted & UV water filter system.

The space
The Ookapu Station is approx 3000 hectre drystock sheep and beef station, on the shores of the pristine Aotea Harbour.

The Ookapu Station is part of the Ookapu F2 Trust, which is an Ahu Whenua Maori Land Trust. The Trust has approx 420 owners and is overseen by a board of Trustees who are made of one kaumatua(respected elder)advisor, two rangatahi (youth) reps, a financial account, farm consultant, lawyer and responsible Trustees. Trustees serve a three year term and are elected by the owners.
The Trust owns and manages the Ookapu Station. The Station is run by two full time farm employees, one of whom has been employed as the Farm Manager for the past 41yrs a great achievement to be noted. Casual staff is called upon when required. The hire of casual staff are primarily those who are owners and/or their children and grandchildren. This allows our people to be involved in the operations of the farm on their whenua (land) while at the same time, providing an income for them to help support themselves & their whaanau (family)

"Kohia te waihonga o te whenua ki roto i te kapu o too ringa kia ora ai te iwi
- Gather up the nectar of the land into the palms of the hands as nourishment for the health, wellbeing, and prosperity of the people"

This is the Vision Statement of the Ookapu F2 Trust Strategic Plan and showcases what the Ookapu F2 Trust board want to achieve, by utilising our assets for the health, wellbeing and prosperity of our whaanau(family)

The Shearers Quarters once stood in Turangi, where it was a ski lodge, it was transported to the Ookapu Station where it now stands, back in the early 1980s and was the shearing gangs main accommodation block while working at the Ookapu Station, a basic shell with little to no comforts of home, but offered the shearing gang a hot shower, comfortable beds and place to eat and relax after a long hard days work. The former set up of the Shearers Quarters had separate sleeping and toilet block for men and women.

The Shearers Quarters has recently undergone a major refurbishment programme over the past 18months and we’re now pleased to offer this revamped facility for your enjoyment and pleasure.

Room Configuration:
Room 1: 1x dble bed & 1x oscar bunk (dble bottom & single top)

Room 2: 3x sets single bunk beds

**PLEASE NOTE: All top bunks have a recommended weight limit of 90kgs.

Room 3: toilets, shower, laundy & cleaning supplies room, wash basin.

Room 4: Lounge & Kitchen. 1x Single fold out couch.

Room 5: Master bedroom disability open shower.
1x queen bed & 1x sofa couch fold out queen bed.

All beds are supplied with the following:
 Mattress protector and bottom sheet
 Pillow protector and pillowcase

**Please provide your own blanket/sleeping bag, towels, toiletries, etc.

If you wish to set up tents, then you must supply your own tent/s. and tent space set up is near the entrance ramp grass area.

This is not a serviced apartment, there is no housekeeping, room service or similiar. You are expected to clean and treat the place as you would your own home.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
2 double beds, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
3 bunk beds
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Bay view
Garden view
Public or shared beach access – Beachfront
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
60" HDTV with premium cable, Standard cable
Security cameras on property
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Kawhia, Waikato, New Zealand

Aotea Harbour -Aotea Moana is a settlement and smallest of three large natural inlets in the Tasman Sea coast of the Waikato region of New Zealand's North Island. It is located between Raglan Harbour to the north and Kaawhia Harbour to the south. Aotea is approx 30 kilometres southwest of Hamilton.

Offering stunning natural beauty, fishing, hot water beach( dig your own hotpool at Kaawhia ocean beach) and peaceful quiet surrounds. Aotea is the place to be!!

The nearby coastal village of Kaawhia (7kms and a short 10min drive) is a great fishing spot for holiday makers, with fishing tours available year-round. For much of the year, Kaawhia is a peaceful, quiet place, with an increase in beach-goers arriving over summer.

One of Kaawhia's claims to fame is the annual kai fest, attracting thousands to the usually quiet seaside village to taste and devour local delacies, traditional hangi. The other claim to fame that Kaawhia has is the hot water spring at Ocean Beach. At low tide, geothermally heated water bubbles up through the black sand – you can dig your own pool(take your own spade). To find the springs, drive to the end of Te Puia Road in kaawhia and walk over the dunes (dont' forget to pack a spade to dig your own hot pool) and in summer time, you'll need your jandels as the black sand can be very very hot for the soles of your bare feet!

Hosted by James

  1. Joined in April 2022
  • 2 Reviews
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During your stay

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 12:00 pm
Checkout: 12:00 pm
Self check-in with key safe
No pets
No parties or events
Smoking is allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety practices apply
Security camera/recording device Show more
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Carbon monoxide detector not required Show more

Cancellation policy