Gunado - a cosy kiwi bach.

Bach or holiday home | Pakawau Beach | #19236

9.6/10 (136 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • A cute kiwi bach kept clean and authentic in a unique landscape.
  • You will be woken by the dawn chorus of tui and korimako.
  • A perfect stepping stone to beautiful and iconic New Zealand attractions such as Wharariki beach.

The bach is nestled among mature totara trees and is home to many native birds. It has a lovely open garden and an extensive view across the estuary which will fill up during spring high tides. It is only a 30 second walk across the other side of the road to a very safe swimming beach.

There are two kayaks to use and the garden and estuary are interesting safe places for children to play while parents sit and relax on the deck.

The living area is open and cosy with an efficient wood burner to keep the house warm in the winter months. There are two good sized bedrooms that look across the estuary and are both light and well insulated; the larger bedroom has double glazing. A new bathroom has been recently added to the bach and the living room extended.

It is a great place to escape and relax and offers long beach walks where you can observe the many wading birds, collect shellfish or just beach fossick. There are many beautiful natural locations nearby to visit by car including Wharariki beach which is only a 20 minute drive. Whatever you choose to do you will come home feeling better for taking the time to stay here.

Special conditions: The house is very suitable for couples or a small family. The deck is less than a meter high and has not got railings, therefore would not be suitable for a toddler or baby without supervision. During the peak summer season a minimum booking for 4 nights is required.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • 2nd bedroom

    Trolley bed that can be used as two Single beds or put together to make a King.

    1 x Split King

  • Master suite

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $50.00 per stay (optional); Linen $20.00 per person (optional)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

*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 (152)

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  • Such a beautiful place, both the house and the location

    Such a beautiful place, both the house and the location. The house was very warm, cosy, modern and really beautiful. Loved all the art! Thanks for a great stay!

    JennieBa2 100%|1x Jul 2018

  • Great place I was born in Collingwood and remeries of a kid...

    Great place I was born in Collingwood and remeries of a kid playing on the beach right there . All good

    BrettNi3 100%|1x Jul 2018

  • Great getaway for mid year wind down

    Great getaway for mid year wind down. Will be back as it was tranquil and relaxing

    Liam2018 new member Jul 2018

  • Wonderful location on a spit straddling a beach and estuary

    Wonderful location on a spit straddling a beach and estuary. So quiet and cosy with lots of Tui, native wood pigeon and fantails. Log fire was great for a winter stay and location is great if you want to get away from it all. We enjoyed the peace, local walks, dinner at The Mussel Inn, the lack of WiFi and TV and the Paul Simon CD. Thanks, we had a lovely and well needed break. Will definitely come back.

    lucyon833 100%|5x Jun 2018

  • This a wonderful place to stay, just like home, warm and relaxed

    This a wonderful place to stay, just like home, warm and relaxed. The view onto the estuary is a delight and with the beach a few metres away and countless fascinating places, including Farewell Spit an easy drive away the location is ideal. Bird watchers delight and a great beach to walk with Old School cafe, in an old school building,to pop into nearby.

    DavidMa90 100%|2x May 2018

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