The Tairua Tree House

Bach or holiday home | Tairua | #24317

8.7/10 (52 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


The Tree House (Te whare rakau)

A classic kiwi bach nestled among the tree tops, overlooking the Tairua Harbour, Pauanui, and out to sea towards Shoe and Slipper Islands.

Wake to the morning sun streaming in and the song of tui and bellbird. Listen to the call of the morepork and kiwi at night. A sense of peace and seclusion, only a 10-minute walk from the town, or a couple of minutes in the car.

Comfortable but casual, sunny, fully furnished. Two bedrooms – including a mezzanine and a bunk room with a secret door. WARNING the secret doorway can be challenging to adults, halflings will be fine.

Tairua is a great holiday spot. Swim in the protected harbour, or on the ocean beach. Hire a kayak and explore the harbour and estuary. Fish in the harbour, surf cast off the beach, or take a fishing charter. Check out the local bush walks – kauri groves, old mines and caves to explore (maps and information at the bach).

Tairua is ideally located for day trips – close to Hot Water Beach, Cathedral Cove and Sailor’s Grave. A regular ferry service runs across the harbour to Pauanui.

Try out the excellent cuisine offered at local cafes and restaurants.

The town is well serviced with a supermarket, a chemist, a hardware store, cafes and restaurants, and is a Telecom hot spot – free wireless internet in the town centre. Visitors are welcome at the local golf course.

For those wet days, DVDs are available locally – bring your computer to watch them – there is no TV.

Special conditions:

Families preferred, having said that the property doesn't meet current building compliance standards regarding safety for children. There is no bannister on the internal stairs, the balcony railing on the deck isn't a metre high and the mezzanine floor balustrade is not officially childproof. The photos I think show these ‘hazards’.

However, our children have all delighted in the place! Especially the secret passageway to the bunk-room.

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$0.00 per stay); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);


  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bunk room

    1 x Double bed
    1 x Narrow single bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Mezzanine bedroom

    1 x Narrow single bed
    1 x Queen bed


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*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 (52)

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  • Kerry we had the absolute best stay at your little piece of...

    Kerry we had the absolute best stay at your little piece of heaven. We have booked our next stay already and can not wait to show it off to my SA family.

    lizarn 100%|1x Aug 2018

  • Great place for a back to basics retreat

    Great place for a back to basics retreat. Good fireplace and excellent view. Highly recommend.

    michhe59 100%|4x Jul 2018

  • Awesome Bach, amazing view from the lounge and deck across to Pauanui

    Awesome Bach, amazing view from the lounge and deck across to Pauanui. Well equipped with great shower and comfortable beds. We really enjoyed our stay and will definetly return, and have recommended to others.

    AndreaLem 100%|3x Apr 2018

  • The bach has a wonderful location and a fantastic view

    The bach has a wonderful location and a fantastic view. Everything was very clean and worked well.

    VogtBar 100%|1x Mar 2018

  • An amazing view from the house

    An amazing view from the house. A great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

    LeanneNa2 100%|2x Mar 2018

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