Back country retreat

Bach or holiday home | Waverley Beach | #18690

9.2/10 (9 ratings)
  • 10 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 8 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Spectacular views of the bush clad hills of the Taranaki hinterland
  • A paradise for those keen on outdoor activities.
  • Abundant bird life

Nukuhau is situated half an hour over scenic roads from the main highway, on a high plateau overlooking our carbon farm and QEII reserve. The large house is basically but comfortably furnished with all you need for a retreat or holiday. In addition to beds we also have foam mattresses which can be used marae style on the living room floor.

The 500 acre farm consists of steep hills and valleys but is fully tracked and suitable for exploring on foot. At the bottom of the farm there is a small river with swimming holes. In summer you can enjoy a covered BBQ area looking out to the mountains or soak in the fire bath at the edge of the lawn while enjoying the views. This property is the ideal place for a quiet retreat or as a base for outdoor activities.

It is situated adjacent to two DOC reserves which can be accessed for tramping or hunting. Nearby are historic sites, viewpoints with commanding views from Mt Taranaki to Mt Ruapehu, and a local museum.

For wet weather we have games, books, DVDs, and a piano.

Special conditions: Smoking outside only Pets by prior arrangement Absolutely no shooting on property


  • Bath tub
  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom three

    1 x Double bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Lounge

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    1 x Mattress/Futon/Air bed

  • main bedroom

    1 x Cot
    1 x Double bed

  • second bedroom

    2 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Flat rate tariff
27-Oct-16 to 27-Oct-17
$140+/night $140+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $10/night;

*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 (11)

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  • A wonderful, remote location with amazing views, large comfortable living space and...

    A wonderful, remote location with amazing views, large comfortable living space and outdoors area. Had a very relaxing time with great weather despite the season. No complaints whatsoever, though the gravel road on the final leg to get there might be a little daunting to an unprepared city dweller, it is a picturesque and not-overlong drive and all part of the remote country experience. We would love to stay again

    RyanShaw0 100%|1x Jul 2016

  • Nice quiet back country house with all the necessities

    Nice quiet back country house with all the necessities

    genets653 100%|1x Nov 2015

  • Lovely property with lots to explore and do

    Lovely property with lots to explore and do. Lots of space for the family and amazing board games :)

    AmyS9546 100%|4x Nov 2015

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks, Amy. Glad you enjoyed our place in the "wops".

    Nellieray 100%|16x

  • Great bach, especially lovely views

    Great bach, especially lovely views

    JohnC571 100%|7x Dec 2014

  • Fantastic location

    Fantastic location. House had everything we needed and plenty to keep us entertained for a few days. Warm, spacious and comfortable. Didn't see anyone else for the duration of our stay. Great walks in the surrounding area. Highly recommended.

    ChrisM 100%|2x Nov 2014

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