Quirky Woods at Maketu – Stay, Regenerate, Connect…..

Perfect for you.


Quirky Woods at Maketu – Stay, Regenerate, Connect…..

Perfect for you.


Simon and Charlotte arrive at The Funky Lizard, Paengaroa, to get married. 26 November 2016






And a little about us…..



Long time residents of the wider Tauranga area, we moved to Maketu in 2014 for a quieter coastal lifestyle yet within easy driving distance to all Tauranga, Mt Maunganui, Papamoa and Rotorua offer.

Simon is a passionate drummer – currently playing in 3 bands, so rehearsals and gigs are part of what he does…. He is also self-employed, managing  Aprons and More.

Charlotte works with families in the community (part time) and once all the IT/websites etc are done for Quirky Woods hopes to get creative adding fun touches to the property.

Our Great Dane puppy was born in August 2017 and is the size of a miniature horse!! Friendly and goofy, she loves having guests over at Quirky Woods.

In April 2017 we moved to our 2.4 hectare piece of paradise and named it            Quirky Woods. The original owners built our very unique home while living in what is now The Garden Room. A sleepout was also built,which later became a tool shed – it is now a  shared guest toilet and shower facility. A kiln was housed next to The Garden Room, since removed and converted into a shared kitchenette/BBQ and covered seating area.

A local Te Puke couple used Quirky Woods in 2013 as one of its locations for filming “The Z Nail Gang” -an anti gold-mining drama with quintessential Kiwi humour.

Our home overlooking shared garden area and guest facilities
Owners’ home – overlooking garden by shared kitchen/BBQ and seating areas

We moved two more cabins onto our property during a very wet winter and completed tasks as the weather allowed. In January 2018 The Garden Room was opened, followed by The Morepork Forest Cabin and The Cozy Cottage when decks were added April 2018.

Adding a Great Dane puppy to the 2 chickens and 3 ducks already here, we are quite a team now, ready to welcome you into our space…. Lush green backdrops of forest, NZ bush and orchard/vineyard areas frame the many views. A natural spring fills two ponds. Native birds are plentiful….

Newdicks Beach is a short 10 minute walk away or can be accessed via private road by car (fee applies).

Perfect for couples – All cabins have a queen bed, amenities vary….. More features will be added over time to further provide distinct flavours and experiences – in tune with each cabin’s setting. All bed linens etc are supplied, as well as towels, heaters, electric blankets.

Simple yet stunning, we aim to provide the perfect mix of nature and comfort to give you a great and relaxed glamping experience- Connect, Recharge, Replenish…..


We offer 3 cabin-style rooms at Quirky Woods  in distinct and diverse settings around the property.

Each cabin has a queen bed and unique decor/features that blends it with its surroundings. All bedding and towels etc are provided. Each cabin has heating, electric blankets, outdoor seating area and outdoor furniture. Parking is ample and free.

1   The Garden Room

This room is our largest and features a romantic canopy over the bed and retro-bohemian decor.

Book your stay :  AirBnB      OR     Booking.com


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