Surrounded by native bush beside the Hoteo River.

Bach or holiday home | Warkworth | #27259

10/10 (9 ratings)
  • 10 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 10 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Two excellent day hikes available, The Mt Auckland climb, or the Hoteo river walk.
  • Pure tranquility, no neighbours here, (or cellphone reception) just the bush, birds and sheep.
  • The Hoteo River is only 5 minutes walk away. Kayaks and canoes are welcome.

Powered by solar and a gas calafont, the Pinui bach gives you the comforts of home from the Kaipara back country.

There is a generous lawn area for the kids to stretch their legs and an undercover awning that comfortably shelters 10 socialising adults.

The firewood is always well stocked up so the outdoor brazier can burn long into the night.

A fitted bed sheet, pillow and pillow slip will be provided. Please be aware that you will have to bring a towel and a sleeping bag or duvet.

Advertised price is for 2 adults.

Extra adult $20/night.

Extra child $15/night

Stay for two nights and get your third night for free!!!

Your hosts Steve and Clare are only to happy to help with anything, and are always in contact with our guests via a radio in the bach.

Steve manages the farm you will be staying on and is always keen to answer any questions about the 500 hectare sheep and beef property.

Description of our day hikes:

The Mt Auckland Climb: 6hrs return

After walking through 3 large family farms you will ascend 1000 feet through Kowhai and Kauri forest to the top of Atuanui (Mt Auckland).

Highlights include a pontoon crossing and the incredible view from the top!

The Hoteo River walk: 4-5hrs return

The duration of this walk is set on the family farm where you are staying.

Following the river upstream you will pass over farmland and beside several beautiful rapids before getting to the riparian restoration project that the family has started on the riverbank.

Highlights include a log bridge crossing and a rest spot amongst the trees at the riparian area.

Special conditions: We encourage families to stay but please be aware there is a stream only 50 meters from the hut. This is a hazard for small children and toddlers. The bach is on a working farm, there are farm hazards outside of the bach section and on the walkways. The bach is situated 10 minutes walk from the end of the road. In dry conditions cars can get to the bach, however in wet conditions you will park your vehicle in our section and Steve will transport you and all your gear free of charge.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Shower

Bed layouts

  • Bunk Room

    5 x Bunk bed

  • Bunk Room 2

    5 x Bunk bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 3 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night.

*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 (9)

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  • Amazing location, great place

    Amazing location, great place. Very cool to be out in the middle of nowhere. A very tranquil and relaxing location.

    tomnd372 100%|4x Jan 2017

  • Amazing property in a gorgeous location

    Amazing property in a gorgeous location. We loved everything about it.

    sarann953 100%|10x Jan 2017

  • Great property, great location! The photos don't do it justice, it's far...

    Great property, great location! The photos don't do it justice, it's far bigger than it looks.

    banjo new member Dec 2016

  • The bach itself was awesome and super clean

    The bach itself was awesome and super clean. We brought lots of supplies but didn't need half of them as the bach was really well stocked. Also pretty spoilt having a hot shower out in the bush! The location is beautiful and wished we could've stayed longer.

    JaimeL 100%|1x Nov 2016

  • This is an amazing spot

    This is an amazing spot. A beautiful slice of NZ paradise. We were here for just the one night, but I know we will all be back. Very comfortable, all the perks of home but in an off the grid setting. Clean, comfortable, very well equipped, it really is an outstanding location and property.

    kevier327 100%|25x Mar 2016

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