Tara at Tahi New Zealand

Cottage | Pataua North | #27384

9.6/10 (7 ratings)
  • 5 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Enjoy private access from your cottage to the beautiful Pataua North surf beach.
  • Explore a wide range of walking tracks in the Tahi ecological sanctuary.
  • Indulge in the convenience of the Tahi Cafe, offering a wide menu and great coffee.

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

Tara cottage is part of the 340ha 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 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. Winter/Spring hours are Sundays only. Christmas to Waitangi Weekend open 7 days a week.

Special conditions: No dogs please, Tahi is a bird sanctuary.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Cot available
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Bunk bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
High season tariff
03-Dec-16 to 17-Apr-17
$240+/night $240+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
Low season tariff
18-Apr-17 to 30-Sep-17
$200+/night $200+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
High Season
01-Oct-17 to 03-Mar-18
$240+/night $240+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $20/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 (7)

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  • The historic cottage itself has so much charm and we loved the...

    The historic cottage itself has so much charm and we loved the way it has been tastefully renovated to provide some basic modern comforts. The perfect place to get away from it all, we only wish we could have stayed longer to fully explore Tahi estate and the cafe too! Thanks

    EllaS977 100%|1x Sep 2016

  • Excellent in every way

    Excellent in every way. Lovely place. Highly recommend.

    EmmaBe17 100%|1x Feb 2016

  • place is super amazing

    place is super amazing...if you want a quiet getaway and only need the basics then this it...feels like you´re staying on your own farm...with private track/road to the beach and all the outdoor space you could ever need..loved it :)

    richardr3 100%|1x Jan 2016

  • We had a great experience

    We had a great experience. It's a wonderful place with walking tracks up the hills, restored wetlands, and very easy access to the beach. While we were there it's was both sunny and rainy, and it was well suited to both. The horses were friendly too!

    andrew.blaker 100%|1x Jan 2016

  • Small cute clean comfortable cottage

    Small cute clean comfortable cottage. Great for a couple or two adults and kids. This place would be a bit small for more that two - three adults though.

    vicfitz 100%|4x Nov 2015

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