The Shepherds Hut Retreat

For up to 2 People

About the Accommodation

Set high up on Acheron Heights out of view and nestled into the side of Conical Hill you will find THE SHEPHERDS HUT RETREAT...Hanmer Springs most unique couples (or singles) boutique accommodation with arguably Hanmer Springs best views.

Featuring private decks, outdoor woodfired bath, direct access to forest walks and stargazing to rival the best. Indulge, immerse, relax and soak up the ambience and incredible forest and mountain views.

The space is a replica and well appointed version of an old fashioned Shepherds Hut, complete with mini log fire, queen sized bed and separate bathroom.

It has a rustic theme but with modern facilities that include, a solid timber breakfast bar that doubles as a work space with incredible views.

It's very comfortable and warm and has a smart TV that includes Netflix. Fast unlimited Wifi is available to all guests.

Set on a large site adjacent to the forest and nearby mountains the site is being established with native trees and plants. Not only can you lie in bed and gaze out at the mountain views but you will wake up to the sound of bellbirds and tui.

A small well equipped kitchenette with hot plate and microwave as well as an outdoor gas bbq are provided should you wish to 'dine in'.

Complimentary bathroom amenities, as well as tea & coffee are provided.

A series of small decks lead up to the woodfired bath where you can soak up the views and stargaze well above any light pollution.

Guest access ... You will have your own private space with viewing decks and plenty of room to chill out and relax, or simply wander down the garden path that gives you direct  access to the forest with its many walking and mountain bike tracks.

 Please note that access is via a steepish driveway.

Address: 32 Acheron Heights, 7334 Hanmer Springs, , New Zealand

Size: 14.0 m², 1 Room, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom

Beds: 1 Queen size bed

Prices: 340 NZD - 450 NZD / Night

More pricing information:

 Seasonal price fluctuations. 

Minimum stay on a  Friday/Saturday night, 2 nights.


  • Towels and bed sheets
  • TV
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Hair dryer
  • Free Parking on premises
  • Balcony
  • Hangers
  • Cookware
  • Coffee machine
  • Microwave
  • Streaming
  • Toilet paper and soap
  • Cable TV
  • Kitchen
  • Wireless internet
  • Jacuzzi
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Terrace
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Workplace
  • Kettle
  • Smart TV


Access is via a steep driveway

Minimum 2 night stay on Friday/Saturday nights.


The shepherds Hut is Hanmer Springs highest visitor accommodation. It is set into the side of a hill above other properties and adjacent to many forest walks and mountain bike trails. It is on the side of Conical Hill Reserve with unimpeded views for several kilometres


Easy access by foot, vehicle or mountain bike