Farview Bach - Rural, beach, river and fishing!

Bach or holiday home | Awakino | #20787

9.3/10 (29 ratings)
  • 6 people
  • 1 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Rural and private - great for couples wanting to chill & has with fenced section so safe for kids.
  • Stunning views of sea, Mt Taranaki and hills. Fantastic sunsets! Can see Awakino river too.
  • Close to beach/river (collect driftwood, surf-cast, whitebait!) and 5 mins to Mokau local amenities.

Welcome to Farview Bach!

Kick back and relax, go fishing, collect drift wood, mix with the locals or go on a riverboat cruise - your choice! Farview bach is located 5mins north of Mokau. From the bach, it's only a 10min walk to the Awakino River (great for trout fishing and white-baiting during the season), and to the local pub.

En route to Mokau, you can stop off at the beach/estuary at Awakino Heads to swim or collect driftwood, or the beach by Seaview Motor Camp which is great for surf-casting. The beaches are good for surfing but take care - the ocean can be dangerous on the west coast, with rips and strong undertows. Mokau has two cafés and a museum, and you can arrange river cruises from Mokau.

Heading north - 2.5km will take you to Junction Service Station which stocks basic groceries, supplies, daily newspapers etc.

To reach the bach there's a short climb up a metalled farm track. The bach is situated in a fence section on farmland. It's private, light and spacious. It has a long history - starting it's life as the local Mokau school. Years later, it was relocated to it's current location, renovated, and has been a family bach for about the last 8 years.

There's a covered porch, entrance way, kitchen, laundry, bathroom with bath and shower, a bedroom area, huge living area, walk in wardrobe and Kauri floors throughout. Also an internal access garage with additional toilet and hand-basin. The bach is warm - has a wood burner and is draught-free due to aluminium joinery.

Sleeping: There's a double bedroom area, and other two beds are situated 'communal style' in the spacious, cathedral-roofed living room. There's another double bed located in the internal access garage (basic but carpetted) with it's own toilet and hand basin.

There are two decks, outdoor furniture and sun umbrella, plus magazines, books and jigsaws to help you relax. The bach is well suited to families and couples.

Special conditions: Bring own linen (sheets and pillow cases), towels and tea towels No smoking at the bach Bach is situated on a grazing block. Please heed safety notices Please take your rubbish and recycling when you leave. Recycling and refuse stations available Awakino, Piopio, Te Kuiti, Waitara, New Plymouth. Opening hours vary


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Blue room

    1 x Double bed

  • Living area

    1 x Double bed

  • Living area

    1 x Queen bed

  • The garage - internal access with own toilet and hand-basin

    1 x Double bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • Extras: Cleaning charge $40.00 per stay (required)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Year round
17-Jan-17 to 17-Apr-18
$100+/night $100+/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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (32)

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  • Another great stay for us

    Another great stay for us.

    JoshK916 100%|2x Jan 2017

  • Great family stay

    Great family stay. Recommend it to anyone.

    ZoeT1624 100%|2x Jan 2017

  • Very well appointed bach with more amenities provided for then I thought...

    Very well appointed bach with more amenities provided for then I thought possible. Was very comfortable. Is very out if the way and private so great for some peace and quiet. Cell reception isn't great which was perfect for keeping the world at bay. Thoroughly enjoyed relaxing, staring at the beach, ou tain, river, sky, stars. Spoiled for choice with those views.

    BathshebaTu1 100%|1x Oct 2016

  • This is our second visit to Farview and we loved it this...

    This is our second visit to Farview and we loved it this time just as much as the last time. A fantastic retreat.

    joanam610 100%|3x Jun 2016

  • This historic relocated school house is in a magical spot with sunrise...

    This historic relocated school house is in a magical spot with sunrise and sunset views, as well as the sound of the ocean. A very restful spot with a get away from it all vibe

    Maxcatonholiday 100%|2x Apr 2016

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