The Vineyard Cottages Auckland: Best Hideaway Yet


Vineyard Cottages is part of the Tahiti Triumph Trip Report. It covers the following cities:

See the Picture Preview here and see how this $60,000 trip cost $1999 here. Be sure to check out TPOL’s Map, the best feature of the blog.

Too many times I have overlooked how much I enjoy wine tasting trips by not providing enough time to immerse myself in the experience. This time was no different. I boldly played a round of golf in the morning (see Gulf Harbour Country Club: Where to Golf in New Zealand), visited multiple vineyards in the afternoon (see Waimauku: Wine Tasting in Auckland), and a brewery to cap it all off (see Blind Taste Tasting @ NZ’s Oldest Riverside Tavern). This left me with little time to enjoy one of the best mom and pop accommodations, the Vineyard Cottages.

The Main Cabin

Far removed from the big city life of Auckland, the Vineyard Cottages is what I envisioned New Zealand to be. Let’s take a look at the main cabin.

The Grounds 

One night is not enough to get the full experience.

My Cottage

Who wouldn’t want to stay here for a few more days?

The Room

I suggest buying a few bottles and bringing a typewriter.


With my typewriter ready, I only needed to look around the room to be inspired.


Perhaps if I were here for a month finishing Brian’s latest novel, I would invest in groceries and cook.


Every writer needs a place to think.


As I only had one night, I made do with the breakfast provided.


Next time I will stay longer.

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