The snug and secluded Wilson Road Magic Lodge

Bach or holiday home | South Head (Kaipara) | #19145

8.5/10 (40 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Totally private stylishly rural accommodation nestled beside ponds & olive trees, grass carp & ducks
  • Very close to Lake Kereta, with Rangitira Beach access, bush walks,golfcourse, horse riding.
  • Enjoy meeting the 20 alpacas and a resident lama, Bandit, who roams free, jumping deer fences!

Visit South Head, Auckland's best kept secret.

Just over an hour west of Auckland, is the SOUTH HEAD sand duned-peninsula, bound by the Kaipara Harbour on the east and to the west is the Tasman sea's wild Rangitira ocean beach that stretches for miles. 2.5 kms from the beach is the eco-friendly barn accommodation, nestled between Tea Tree and the swimming ponds. The lodge is a converted barn, now with more in the means of fine art than of shearing sheep.

It has a huge barn door that provides open living for sunny days and warmth on cooler times. The view with the door open is subtropical plants, ponds, a stream, alpacas and is ever changing.

The barn location provides a tranquil environment with the sounds of bird life as they visit the ponds.

All the power on the property is generated from the solar panels and a windmill.

The barn has a coal range for cooking and heating, a warm fire in the evening.

Traditional flush water toilet.

The generous sized bath uses pure rainwater.


Feed the alpacas carrots/nuts and the huge grass carp, bread and grass.

Take the time to float in the ponds, it's a great attraction in the summer months, very relaxing.

Visit a beautiful hidden lake 1km from barn or investigate large Lake Kereta, next door.

The ocean is a 3km walk from the barn, Start walk at edge of Lake Kereta (South side),follow fence line to the Forestry road, cross the road and along (approx 20m?) and see adjoining track through bush, and pines to the beach

Take a picnic to the sea and enjoy being in sand dunes there are no prickly weeds, so you can enjoy the benefits of being barefoot if you wish.

A walk to the windmill on the top of the hill gives astounding views of sea and on special days sunset.

The barbecue area is undercover with room to enjoy outdoor eating whilst looking at the view of the ponds.

Special conditions: CHILDREN MUST BE SUPERVISED AROUND PONDS, FEED FISH ONLY GRASS AND BREAD. When swimming try not to have sunscreen make contact with the water, it can affect water quality for fish. Pets by negotiation. The property does not have cell phone coverage. Phone 09 420 2828. Bookings can only be made through the website. No freezer, small fridge, no washing machine. Limited power. Payment has to be made according to the T&C This is a farm - there may sometimes be noise, mess or smells.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Boat ramp
  • Dinghy
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Shower
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • double bedroom 1

    1 x Double bed

  • double bedroom 2

    1 x Double bed

  • Extra mattress

    Other sleeping area,An extra mattress can be supplied on request. For extra guests two onsite sleep outs are sometimes available on request (not part of normal rental) each with a double bed, (nearer the main house)

    1 x Mattress/Futon/Air bed

  • master bedroom

    1 x Double bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: cleaning $25.00 per night (optional); linen etc $25.00 per stay (optional)
  • Gifts & giveaways: Purchase at wholesale prices less 10% Home grown cold pressed extra virgin PURE OLIVE OIL Available in 250 & 350ml green bottles ALSO ALPACA FIBRE In all colours

*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 (50)

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  • Where do I begin?! We came with no expectation, but were amazed...

    Where do I begin?! We came with no expectation, but were amazed by the experience! Not a 5-star accommodation, BUT... we had so much fun! The dingy, feeding the ducks & HUGE fish in the ponds, feeding alpacas, and animals roaming around like peacocks etc. Campfire, BBQ, huge outdoor area for the kids to run, books, board games... so private from the rest of the world. No Wifi, phone line etc didn't bother use at all. In fact, we had so much fun we decided to stay longer! We'll be back!

    Gracie 100%|1x May 2018

  • Very rural which was lovely to be away from cell and internet...

    Very rural which was lovely to be away from cell and internet coverage. Children made own fun in dingy, swimming in fresh water lake near by, roasting marshmallows on fire etc. Memories were made.

    JanetMa15 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • Loved the rustic nature of this place and its peace and quiet

    Loved the rustic nature of this place and its peace and quiet.

    KathW433 100%|10x Aug 2017

  • Was lovely to get away from the city and back to nature

    Was lovely to get away from the city and back to nature.nice simple place to dtay nut everything you need and susans dogs are awesome! Would definitely return.

    CharliG5 100%|3x May 2017

  • Fabulous location, we ended up staying in the containers on Susan's property...

    Fabulous location, we ended up staying in the containers on Susan's property (hence the star rating), they were were good value, and we used the facilities in her house. The facilities were good and we were made to feel very welcome. We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere Susan created and we also enjoyed all the animals!

    Genevieve_We1 100%|6x May 2017

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