Close to beach with horses!

Farmstay | Helensville | #19658

  • 14 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 13 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Auckland's best kept secret!! 'A fabulous Get Away From It All' location
  • Direct access to Woodhill Forest, Lake Kereta and Muriwai Beach & close to Shelly Beach
  • Sand Dunes - great all year round horse riding

Dune Lakes Barn is a coastal farm situated on the beautiful South Kaipara Head Peninsula, 55 minutes from CBD - with direct access to Muriwai Beach, Lake Kereta and Woodhill Forest and close to Shelly Beach (Kaipara Harbour) in a superb, tranquil, "away from it all" location.


Self Catering in American Barn

Including: Two separate bunkrooms (sleeps 14); separate kitchen; lounge and dining area in barn; shower and two compost toilets


Venue Hire, Weddings, Parties, Round Pen, Arena, Outside 'Cultural' Cooker, Yurt

Dune Lakes Lodge Retreat - A beautifully renovated Victorian Villa tastefully decorated and furnished also has 2 bedrooms available (sleeps 10).

Guests are free to come on their own or bring their horse and explore the miles and miles of beach riding and swimming in the lake!! It is a 'nourishing escape from the city experience' with local attractions including, hot pools, golf & sky diving and the pretty, historic town of Helensville.

The Kaipara South Head is a massive, ancient sand barrier that separates the South Kaipara Harbour from the Tasman Sea. A long line of interdune hollows runs up the Kaipara South Head, parallel to the coastline. These interdune hollows are lower than the groundwater level so they fill up with groundwater to create fresh water lakes.

Lake Ototoa is the largest of these interdune lakes. Lake Kereta is another smaller example.

To the West - the wild coastline and spectacular sunsets over the Tasman Sea and 65 kilometres of Muriwai/Rangatira Beach.

To the East - the sheltered waters and sunrises over the Kaipara Harbour and Shelly Beach to the east.

The Kaipara is the largest harbour in the Southern Hemisphere. It is a pristine and peaceful environment as well as a highly valued recreation area.

Special conditions: "Bring your own horse at $10 per night extra" "Smoking allowed outside only" "Pets allowed with prior approval" "Families preferred"


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Easy access
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Special events venue
  • Telephone (local calls)

Bed layouts

  • Master Ensuite (5 beds)

    1 x Queen bed
    3 x Single bed

  • Presidential

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Self Catering Barn

    4 x Bunk bed
    2 x Bunk bed (single over double)

  • Yurt (Mongolian Tent)

    1 x Mattress/Futon/Air bed

Availability & rates

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen $15.00 per person (optional)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 3 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes school & public holidays.

  • Mates rates: 5% off for members with 1 positive reviews from other Owners/Managers

  • Gifts & giveaways: Complimentary 4 Wheel Drive to Muriwai Beach for 3 nights stay and over.

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About the Owner/Manager, RosemaryWJ

Member since Jun 2012
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