Quiet, peaceful accommodation on Ohiwa Harbour

Bach or holiday home | Ohiwa Harbour | #26223

9.7/10 (10 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 1 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Stunning views over Ohiwa harbour and Whale Island
  • Tranquil and secluded accommodation surrounded by birdsong
  • Walkways through native bush and flora

Family friendly or great for a peaceful retreat and time away...

Sit on the deck with a glass of wine and relax, watching the amazing sunsets over the horizon and enjoy the ever changing moods of the tidal harbour, listening to the sounds of the tui, herons other birdlife.

There is a sheltered outdoor area with a barbecue and picnic table.

We have a grassed area on the front lawn where you can relax or the kids can play games.

Fabulous short bush walks where you can sit in the swing seat and listen to nature.

Large organic gardens and free range chooks.

There is a Canadian canoe for your use - we supply the paddles and life jackets. Paddle across the harbour and watch the migratory birds feeding as the tides change, or take a walk around Tern Island.

This is a very safe harbour for swimming at high tide; take a bucket and gather pipis or other shellfish.

Horse trek around the harbour.

Local fishing for flounder, snapper or kahawai; a short walk and you can surf cast in the channel at the end of the road.

A short walk along the road is Ohiwa Reserve where you may see glowworms and can walk up to the Pa site for the most amazing views.

Further along the beach is another little settlement called Bryans Beach.

If you have a boat, a short distance is the boat ramp where you can launch your boat and spend a few hours in the harbour.

A 10 minute drive into historic Opotiki which has a New World Supermarket for all your supplies, an interesting Museum where you can go back in time, and a assortment of great local shops and cafes.

Bring your bike to explore the Motu Trails cycleways; ride along the beach on the sand dunes on the eastern side of Opotiki.

Visit the Information Centre for all the local attractions.

Ohope is 20mins drive and Whakatane is 30mins drive, a thriving coastal town with all amenities, great cafes, movie theatre and you can purchase tickets to go to White Island.

Special conditions: Wheelchair accessible studio and bathroom (Studio No1). Smoking allowed outside only.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Boat ramp
  • Canoe(s)
  • Cot available
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fridge
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • Studio Unit

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Shoulder season
21-Feb-17 to 30-Apr-17
$100/night $100/night
2 night minimum stay
Low season
01-May-17 to 30-Sep-17
$90/night $90/night
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder season
01-Oct-17 to 13-Dec-17
$100/night $100/night
2 night minimum stay
Summer season
14-Dec-17 to 11-Feb-18
$130/night $130/night
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder season
12-Feb-18 to 21-Feb-18
$100/night $100/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 (10)

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  • Very clean, simple and comfortable

    Very clean, simple and comfortable. A perfect retreat; natural beauty disturbed only by the call of the birds, the distant sound of the ocean, the rush of the wind. Excellent walks in the grounds themselves and also close to hand, including a beautiful beach with good sea bathing and a safe harbour for kayaking.

    SueB7987 100%|3x Jan 2017

  • A wonderful private setting amongst native bush with enchanting bird life

    A wonderful private setting amongst native bush with enchanting bird life. Superb outlook over the lagoon toward Ohope. A studio with simple ammenities ideal for a couples romantic retreat. Cooking facilities are a gas BBQ, microwave and an electric element. Fairly steep driveway to access property and a 5 min drive to the beach. Loved the local walks and cycle trails. We would book to stay again if we return to this area.

    andrwn931 100%|4x Jan 2017

  • Wonderful secluded spot with fantastic views

    Wonderful secluded spot with fantastic views. Accomodation is basic but has practically everything a couple or small family might need (Except a stove). Will certainly come back!

    RussellCa1 100%|1x Aug 2016

  • Great location, gardens, views

    Great location, gardens, views.

    DeanH682 new member Feb 2016

  • The bach was very clean and comfortable with all the necessary amenities

    The bach was very clean and comfortable with all the necessary amenities. The view from the front lawn was stunning and the walks through the property and the bush were great. I have already been telling others about our stay and we will hopefully go again!

    clifer361 100%|9x Feb 2016

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