Tapuaetahi Fishing Lodge

Bach or holiday home | Tapuaetahi Beach | #2649

9.5/10 (42 ratings)
  • 10 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 6 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


Idyllically located right on the water at one of Northland's most exquisite and quintessential NZ beach locations, right by the Bay of Islands. This is a kiwi bach and bay that will take you right back to NZ the way it used to be. A safe swimming white sand bay, on a summer's day dotted with boatie's ancient tractors. An estuary and lagoon 'designed' for toddler's paddling. Great diving and fishing literally hundreds of metres off this great coastal beach. Scallops, paua and mussels in the vicinity. A surf beach within 20 minutes coastal walk. The Cavalli Islands just 15 minutes boat ride north and the Bay of Islands a similar distance south. Tapuaetahi Beach is a private bay that is never crowded though only 20 mins from the cafes of Kerikeri.

The house is a real 60's kiwi bach. Just 25m from the broad veranda to the sea, yet very private. From here you can watch the day unfold, or dine and entertain at the large outdoor table. The house has 4 bedrooms that has frequently hosted 2 families. In the bach you will be comfortable and feel at home.

Tapuaetahi is so private it is very hard to find on maps; find a detailed map of Northland, locate the Bay of Islands (BOI), the peninsula at the northern side of the BOI is called Purerua. Tapuaetahi is at the base of the northern side of the peninsula - south of Takou Bay and next to Taronui Bay.

A very, very special place; if you come here you will return. With a boat you have access to some of the best diving and fishing NZ has to offer. Rock fishing is exceptional - snapper and crays from bottom of garden. If you don't, you can walk the coast to isolated surf beaches and bring home a feed of tuatua. Sunbathe or swim in the estuary, lagoon or white sandy beach, or fish or snorkel from the rugged coastal rocks. Feel like a change take in the cafes of Kerikeri (15 mins), day trip to Russell (Bay of Islands), 90 Mile Beach, or Monganui famous for fish'n'chips, or golf at Kauri Cliffs.

Two kayaks provided free for use.

Special conditions:

Public Holidays andamp; associated weekends are a minimum of $225 per night (5 people). School holidays have a minimum stay of 4 days. January minimum stay of 7 days. Minimum of 2 days at other times. Ask for special pricing: a) if staying longer than 7 days, or 'wotif' last minute pricing (within 14 days of intended stay) if available

Smoking allowed outside only.

Well controlled dogs allowed with prior approval (kiwi zone).

Linen can be arranged at a charge of $30 per person per stay.

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$75.00 per stay); Linen (Optional, NZ$30.00 per person);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Double bed

  • Bedroom 3

    2 x Narrow single bed

  • Bedroom 4

    2 x Narrow single bed

  • Master

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

*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 (48)

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  • Ideal family bach, easy care, fantastic spot

    Ideal family bach, easy care, fantastic spot

    ChrisT14 100%|8x Apr 2018

  • The Bach is fantastic right on the water and plenty of shade,...

    The Bach is fantastic right on the water and plenty of shade, with amazing gardens. Great set up for a big family or a keen fisherman. Would definitely recommend this Bach.

    JoCo1844 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • Great location relaxing environment and well set up

    Great location relaxing environment and well set up

    DeanEd15 new member Feb 2018

  • Absolutely amazing place to stay

    Absolutely amazing place to stay. A real piece of NZ paradise. The fact that the Bach is located in a private bay meant it was so quiet and peaceful. So much to do with great walks, lovely safe swimming beach and good fun fishing off the rocks in front of the Bach. Will definitely be back, thank you for letting us stay at your lovely place of paradise.

    JK2015 100%|2x Feb 2018

  • The property and location is beautiful and private ,even though it rained...

    The property and location is beautiful and private ,even though it rained most of our stay the Bach was dry because of ventilation system it also had large eves that kept the varanda dry all weekend ,access to the best surf spots in the north , cofffee machine, fridge freezer ,kayaks just a few of the perks that came with this private Beach Bach,all in all a great place to stay ,will be rebooking again for March , thanks john

    TimPe117 100%|1x Jan 2018

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