Farview Bach - Rural, beach, river and fishing!

Bach or holiday home | Awakino | #20787

9.3/10 (38 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 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
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • 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


Maybe booked

  • Linen: Bring your own linen.
  • Extras: Cleaning charge $60.00 per stay (required)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Year round
20-Mar-18 to 31-Dec-18
$100+/night $100+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
01-Jan-19 to 20-Jun-19
$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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (41)

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  • Great rural setting - view of the ocean, too cloudy to see...

    Great rural setting - view of the ocean, too cloudy to see the mountain. Very handy to the Awakino Hotel. Interesting and spacious accommodation with history!!

    LeitaH35 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • This property is located on a working farm

    This property is located on a working farm. The property is up on a hill and overlooks the town, river and sea. Fabulous views. The cottage is well equipped, comfortable and quite spacious. Plenty of reading, jigsaw puzzles etc to keep one occupied on a wet day. Great to be able to wander over the paddocks. Didn't manage to get to the beach due to the rather nasty storm which caused the river to flood. Did get some spectacular photos of the sun setting. Thanks so much Karen.

    Glenys_Wr1 100%|3x Jan 2018

  • Has everything we need, view is fantastic

    Has everything we need, view is fantastic

    Jessica 100%|7x Jan 2018

  • Really enjoyed our stay at Farview

    Really enjoyed our stay at Farview. A proper getaway with a family home feel. The photos don't do it justice. Will definitely be back.

    Walkingandreading 100%|2x Dec 2017

  • Great location would highly recommend

    Great location would highly recommend. Beautifully tidy home with farm, river ,sea and a fireplace you can't ask for anything more really. Thanks

    matttina 100%|1x Feb 2017

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