Akitio Retreat - beach, river and farmland

Bach or holiday home | Akitio | #10228

9.7/10 (15 ratings)
  • 12 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


The house is very close to the Akitio river and only 2kms to the Akitio beach. A well fenced, spacious section would be perfect for busy young families and the Akitio Retreat caters for this brilliantly. Because the house faces north, the sun pours in all day. Off the deck is a large lawn.

If you're unlucky enough to strike bad weather, the house is easy to warm with the woodburner and there's an abundance of firewood.

Sky TV. Spark and Vodofone reception.

For those quiet times, there are plenty of games, books, a TV and stereo with a connection for an iPod. There are some DVDs and CDs but you are welcome to bring your own.

Adjacent the house is a large garage for storage of any "toys" for the beach and river.

The river is great for swimming, water skiing, kayaking (flat water), drag netting for flounder or fishing for kahawai at the river mouth.

The beach has safe swimming and is sought after by surfers. Its easy to launch a long line off the beach and fish seem easy to catch.

Should you want to launch a boat, the best place is adjacent the Akitio boat club. For a small fee you can use the Boat club tractor to launch your boat.

On a windy day the beach is long enough to have fun with land yachts.

Forgotten something? There is a small store that sells everything. It has a liquor licence and also sells takeaway food. Check it out.

NOTE: There is NO fuel sold at Akitio so fuel up in Dannevirke.

There is a sealed road all the way from Dannevirke to the coast.

From Hawkes Bay, the best way to Akitio is via Dannevirke not via Porangahau as per Google Maps. The Rural Rapid Number for the Retreat is 2503.

Keen of golf? Cape Turnagain is a 9 hole golf course at Herbertville, north of Akitio and they welcome visitors.

If you are keen on mountain biking or tramping on the Station please enquire.

Special conditions:

Mountain biking and hikes/walking on the neighbouring farm are by arrangement only.

Tractor hire for boat launch is available at the Akitio Boat Club.

Horse riding on the farm and keeping horses in a paddock on the farm is by arrangement only.

Hunting is available at a cost of $300 plus $100 for the guide. Deer (Red and Fallow) and pigs are regularly found. Enquiries welcome.

Should only one nights accommodation be required a $40 cleaning fee applies.

Children under 5 FREE

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$50.00 per stay); Linen (included);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • SKY TV ®
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • 4 Bed Master with ensuite

    1 x Single bed

  • Best Room

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Master

    1 x Queen bed

  • Second bedroom

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (27)

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  • We had a wonderful time

    We had a wonderful time. Great place to get back to nature and enjoyed a wonderful farm/beach break. Plenty of room for our extended family.

    GillianHu6 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • Great place to stay, had everything we needed! Weather was awesome

    Great place to stay, had everything we needed! Weather was awesome. Nice private location, would definitely stay again.

    JacobMccartin 100%|1x Dec 2017

  • Lovely Bach,well equipped

    Lovely Bach,well equipped.plenty of room and space.we all had a great time out in Akitio.Will definitely be back soon.

    Stevenl85 100%|4x Feb 2017

  • Well equipped bach in a great location

    Well equipped bach in a great location

    JoC86734 100%|3x Jan 2017

  • Fantastic place, pleasantly surprised

    Fantastic place, pleasantly surprised

    AlyshaF 100%|1x Oct 2016

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