Peaceful harbourside self contained unit

Apartment | Kawhia | #25710

9.7/10 (22 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • Studio
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Self contained private studio unit in garden setting, good harbour views
  • Close to Kawhia village, 3km, Hot Pools at ocean beach (low tide) 7km
  • Bring your horse! Paddock supplied, $25.00 per day per horse. Good riding at low tide on ocean beach

Te Wharu Bay Self contained Unit is situated on a lifestyle block on the harbour edge in a peaceful garden setting well off the road up a long driveway separate from the house. It is 3km to the village of Kawhia where you will find a Museum, cafe, Local Arts & Crafts Shops, Fish & Chip Shop, Service Station Superette, General Store, Hotel, Boating Club, Sports Club. You may wish to bring your horse, (check first, more suitable in summer.)We can supply a paddock for $25.00 per night per horse & parking for your float or truck. There is excellent riding just 3kms away at low tide with parking at boat ramp for your float Send hubby off on a Fishing Charter for the day & ride to your hearts content!.Fish off the wharf or surfcast off the beach, harbour or ocean. Enjoy a soak in the Hot Pools (Te Puia Springs) you have dug at low tide at the ocean beach (7kms) & watch a spectacular sunset. Kawhia Ocean beach is a great place for a long beach walk. Aotea Beach & harbour also offers good fishing, nice walks & is 8km drive. Horse Treks are available here (Aotea) also.Swimming at the jetty along Kaora Street is a favourite pastime of the locals in the summer or watch the youngsters jumping off the wharf.

Should you wish to venture further afield you will find Waitomo Caves & Blackwater rafting 60 minutes drive away, also Raglan with Bridal Veil Falls a short detour, an hour away. Otorohanga Kiwi & Native Bird House is a 45 minute drive.

Kawhia has often been described as our west coast secret, where time stands still, removed from the stresses of modern life of big towns & cities. A good place to chill, relax & enjoy at a slower pace.

Special conditions: Couples preferred. Optional with prior approval, bring your own horse $25.00 per night for paddock supplied. Room to park float, truck. Pets allowed with prior approval. Bring pets own bedding as not permitted on furniture please. Smoking allowed outside only. Preference given to bookings of at least 5 days over Christmas/New Year period. Breakfast supplied option (cook yourself), bacon & eggs, bread for toast, cereals, baked beans or spaghetti. $7.50 per person per day.


  • Canoe(s)
  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Studio (no separate bedroom)

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Rest of year
23-Mar-18 to 27-Mar-18
$160/night $160/night
2 night minimum stay
28-Mar-18 to 03-Apr-18
$175/night $175/night
3 night minimum stay
Rest of year
04-Apr-18 to 18-Oct-18
$160/night $160/night
2 night minimum stay
Labour weekend
19-Oct-18 to 23-Oct-18
$175/night $175/night
3 night minimum stay
Rest of year
24-Oct-18 to 21-Dec-18
$160/night $160/night
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
22-Dec-18 to 23-Jun-19
$175/night $175/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 (22)

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  • Yvonne and Mike are the perfect hosts, very friendly and helpful

    Yvonne and Mike are the perfect hosts, very friendly and helpful. The cabin is great with everything that you might need. We fully recommend Te Wharu Bay for a peaceful chilled break. Sharon, Jay & Maggie May Nicholls

    sharmy354 new member Mar 2018

  • Wonderful lookout over the harbour with the flocks of Canadian geese flying...

    Wonderful lookout over the harbour with the flocks of Canadian geese flying overhead the only sound. Great base to explore Marakopa Falls and the fossils at krirteihere beach. Very restful.

    ChristineWo19 100%|1x Feb 2018

  • Lovely place to stay

    Lovely place to stay. The stand alone unit had everything we needed, we had our own little patio to sit outside and enjoy the surroundings. Yvonne has a beautiful garden and I enjoyed observing the numerous Monarch butterflies and birds in the trees as well as the ever changing tidal Kawhia Harbour. The sunsets were pretty spectacluar too! A must-do is Ocean Beach at low tide where you can dig your own hot pool - spades were provided at the unit which was appreciated too.

    alisre190 100%|6x Jan 2018

  • Very comfortable and well presented

    Very comfortable and well presented. Just feels a bit like being in a goldfish bowl as there is not a lot of privacy.

    GrahamSe3 100%|2x Jan 2018

  • Tidy and clean

    Tidy and clean. Private and quiet with a lovely view of the water. Handy to Kawhai and very handy to the lovely Aotea Harbour.

    kevinsm3 100%|2x Jan 2018

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