The Pink Pipi Karitane

Bach or holiday home | Karitane | #13225

9.3/10 (96 ratings)
  • 14 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 8 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Situated right on the estuary at Karitane, couldn't get any closer to the water
  • Very comfortable, fully equipped house with gorgeous views
  • Short walk to surf beach, local shop and playground

Historic 100 year old house right on the estuary. Formerly the home of the fishing station manager, servicing Sea Cliff asylum.

Right on the estuary at Karitane. You couldn't get any closer to the water's edge!

The estuary provides a safe tidal swimming area for you and your family. Bring your fishing rods and come and play. We have kayaks for you to use. At low tide, enjoy hunting for crabs with the kids or dig for cockles for your dinner. You might see Harold, the resident sea lion in Karitane Harbour.

Put your feet up with a book and a cold drink on the deck while your BBQ lunch is cooking.

Fancy a short walk to Karitane Beach? Enjoy swimming or surfing at the beach. Ride a push bike along Karitane beach at low tide to the rock pools at the southern end. (2 adult bikes and 2 kids bikes supplied). Walk to the blow holes at the northern end of the beach.

The local shop is only a brief walk and stocks all of your essentials.

Karitane is only 35km north from Dunedin.

Special conditions: Outside dogs allowed with prior approval


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ® - BYO decoder
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Toddler safe
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Camo room

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Single with rollaway bed

  • Fairy room

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Single with rollaway bed

  • Master

    1 x Queen bed

  • 'The Hut' riverside sleepout

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $50.00 per stay (required)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
26-Mar-17 to 26-Jun-18
$100+/night $120+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay

*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 (125)

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  • Another great stay a the Pink Pipi

    Another great stay a the Pink Pipi. Our family loves it!

    sinatrafan 100%|7x Feb 2017

  • An authentic kiwi experience

    An authentic kiwi experience . The quaint stain glass windows, a view out every window, a warm fire, piles of wood to burn, a stack of kids games, cupboards full of plates, glasses etc. bikes, modern life jackets and wet suits for all sizes, books, DVD's comfy blankets, gumboots; I could go on and on. But the best thing is the location. As soon as the tide was in - all the kids jumped in kayac's and took off. The sleep out great for noisy kids. Fabulous kiwi holiday! Close to coast road! Awesome

    NgaereDa1 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • The Pink Pipi is a really cosy house in a fantastic location...

    The Pink Pipi is a really cosy house in a fantastic location right on the estuary. Kids loved playing in the sand collecting pippies during low tide. The house is well stocked with games and toys as well. Just a short drive to the closest town for food places. A really pleasant stay.

    ConwayC8 100%|6x Jan 2017

  • Right on the water

    Right on the water. You can watch water birds or collect cockles for dinner at low tide or go kayaking at high tide(even during high tide the water isn't very deep). Karitane has a great beach for swimming if it's warm enough, or for climbing over the rocks looking for sea stars. Lots of books and games if it is wet. All conditions are covered.

    KellyHa23 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • Great location

    Great location. If looking for a traditional kiwi batch experience this is the spot to be. Kiwiana at its best basic old fashioned batching in a warm, welcoming and relaxed environment. Well equipped. Throughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay there again.

    MichaelLa19 100%|2x Jan 2017

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