Tara at Tahi New Zealand

Cottage | Pataua North | #27384

9.4/10 (13 ratings)
  • 5 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Stay at Tahi New Zealand in our self-contained beach cottage.

Tara cottage is part of the 256ha Tahi ecological sanctuary, including restored wetlands, lakes and forests. You will have the choice of walking one of the many tracks, swimming from the beautiful white sand surf beach or fishing and kayaking in the estuary. Surfing lessons and standup paddle boards are available locally, along with horse trekking through the property or along the beach.

Encompassing a rich variety of habitats, Tahi is a haven for walkers, birdwatchers and the conservation minded. Dune vegetation on the surf beach gives way to diverse broadleaf forest on the hills further inland, lakes provide habitat for mullet and rare long-finned eels while mangroves and saltmarshes are home to kingfishers, rare fernbirds and banded rails. Tahi is also proud to host a number of endangered bird species including Kiwi, Brown Teal, Bittern and Dotterell.

The on-site Tahi Cafe offers a blackboard menu of delicious breakfast and lunch dishes, great coffee and Kohu Road icecreams. Open Christmas to Waitangi Weekend - 7 days a week.

Special conditions:

No pets please, Tahi is a bird and kiwi sanctuary.

Extras: Cleaning (included); Linen (included); Bond (refundable) (Required, NZ$150.00 per stay);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Single 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 (13)

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  • Gorgeous place to stay

    Gorgeous place to stay. Is a little piece of paradise. We absolutely loved the walks on the property and the gorgeous surroundings. So peaceful and relaxing

    ColleenSh2 100%|3x Jan 2018

  • Our group of 5 was very comfortable staying at Tara - although...

    Our group of 5 was very comfortable staying at Tara - although small, the cottage was clean, tidy and very well equipped (with some friendly horses in the paddock next door!). Tahi itself is beautiful - we would recommend the various walks, and definitely take the bikes out for a ride through the property. The nearby estuary was a fantastic spot for a swim, and to top it all off, we very much enjoyed breakfast at the Tahi Cafe on our last morning. I'd love to come back!

    PuteriR5 100%|6x Jan 2018

  • Very sweet cottage, attractively decorated in a beautiful location

    Very sweet cottage, attractively decorated in a beautiful location.

    JanetCh3 100%|3x Feb 2017

  • Tara at Tahi was lovely! A cute old cottage which was immaculate...

    Tara at Tahi was lovely! A cute old cottage which was immaculate and well renovated whilst preserving its charm. It had everything my husband and baby could need. The cafe was great, we went for a lovely walk around the estate. the beach was beautiful and the estuary only a few minutes drive away. Highly recommended for couples or small families!

    Dimmocks 100%|8x Feb 2017

  • Great cottage - very clean, very nicely decorated and just the right...

    Great cottage - very clean, very nicely decorated and just the right size for our family of 2 adults and 1 child (7 years); well-equipped kitchen and very nice bathroom. Just note there is no washing machine or dishwasher, but this did not pose an issue for us when staying at Tara for 7 days. Good location; close to Pataua's sandy beaches and hardly anyone else there during our stay - easy 5 minute walk through the reserve. Very friendly neighbours: lots of Pukekos welcoming us in the morning.

    EllenP 100%|1x Jan 2017

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