Whalebone Cottage

Bach or holiday home | Oamaru | #11854

9.5/10 (10 ratings)
  • 6 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Set in a peaceful tree and garden setting with plenty of bird life this old style New Zealand cottage has much to offer.It is 400 metres from Hampden beach and only a twenty minute walk along the beach to the Moeraki Boulders, gift shop and restaurant. This Cottage has two outside sheltered seating areas and spacious grounds for picnics. Ideal family facility. Handy to newly built mini market, garage, hotel and fish & chip shop. Fresh fish shop within an easy walk.

Wake up in the morning to sound of birds and the sea. BBQ available as well as boogy boards and adult wet suit. A large sun shelter may be erected in this peaceful setting. The spacious lawn area is suitable for backyard cricket or golf putting.

The Moeraki Boulders Holiday Camp is 300 metres from the cottage and the beach provides a safe swimming environment and sandy picnic area. A skateboard facility is to the west of the grassy area at the beach. Lose yourself in this unique cottage garden located 45 minute south of Oamaru and 1 hour

north of Dunedin city.

Special conditions: Smoking allowed outside only. Bring your own linen. Turn off gas at bottle- barbecue Use yellow official rubbish bags in Wash House.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ® - BYO decoder
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Master bedroom

    1 x Double bed

  • Sleepout

    4 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (16)

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  • Lovely little cottage, we enjoyed the quiet time away

    Lovely little cottage, we enjoyed the quiet time away. Would definitely stay again.

    DebbieNa3 100%|1x Aug 2016

  • Enjoyed Whalebone cottage, very cosy, comfortable and had everything we needed

    Enjoyed Whalebone cottage, very cosy, comfortable and had everything we needed. Also we enjoyed Hampton; quirky shops, interesting people, wonderful seascape, and close to the Moeraki boulders. We had a lovely holiday thanks

    carley696 100%|5x Apr 2016

  • Great location

    Great location. Small walk to river and the sea. 45 mins walk to boulders. Quiet location with everything you need. Will be staying here again in the near future for sure. Older style Bach but everything you need and more. Great value. Contact me blueyboy666@yahoo.co.nz if you need me to recommend this place anymore

    blueyboy666 new member Mar 2016

  • The cottage was a classic bach, seventies decor wand very casual and...

    The cottage was a classic bach, seventies decor wand very casual and comfy with heaps of extras. Lovely big lawn area for playing cricket, nice beach in walkable distance and Moeraki Boulders and Fleurs restaurant around the corner

    NealC859 100%|1x Jan 2016

  • nice basic batch - kiwiana at its best

    nice basic batch - kiwiana at its best

    trisis79 100%|2x Apr 2015

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