Aotearoa Ocean Beach - Whangarei Heads, Northland

Bach or holiday home | Ocean Beach | #31019

9.6/10 (10 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Beautiful spacious bach fabulous views of the ocean and stunning mountains - 5 mins to the beach.
  • 5 mins Urquharts Bay on Whangarei Harbour perfect 4 boat launching, swimming, diving for scallops.
  • Games room in garage with pool table, dart board, boogie boards, fins etc

Ocean Beach Retreat is located on the east coast of NZ - 2 and a half hours north of Auckland. Ocean Beach is renowned for its great surfing, many bush, beach, harbour and mountain walks plus diving for scallops, collecting mussels, fishing or just relaxing on the beach. You will often see dolphins frolicking in the bay. This beautiful area is named "The Whangarei Heads" and is a 30 minute drive from Whangarei Airport.

The bach is very spacious, architecturally designed and sits proudly on top of the hill, taking advantage of the beautiful views in all directions. From the kitchen bench you look down to the beach, with the Poor Knight Islands in the distance. There are stunning mountains to the right, where the 'gorilla' mountain sits and you can hear the Kiwis at night roaming freely in the native bush close to the house.

The house is warm and cozy in the winter with north facing sun streaming in from daybreak to sunset. There are heated tiles (and heated towel rails) in both the bathrooms and this heating extends out into the entranceway, acting as central heating.

It is a 5 minute drive to Bream Head which is the entrance to the Whangarei Harbour where you have calm seas, great for launching your boat, kayaking, swimming, fishing or just relaxing with a book under a pohutakawa tree. This is a great area to take young children with safe swimming.

Please note at this stage we do not have internet. You are, however, able to access (limited) internet via 3G on your phone. Text messages and phone calls do come through. There is full 3G internet available on your phone 4 minutes away at Urqharts Bay.

Other activities in the "Heads" area include:

•Tennis courts at Taurikura (10 minutes away);

•The Pines Golf Course (15 minutes away - (Tel: (phone number hidden));

•Relax at the iconic Parua Bay Pub situated on the water serving great pub fodder (15 minutes away);

•The Mt Manaia Fishing club and restaurant (10 minutes away);

Special conditions: Please feel free to request an early or late check in. We are very happy to accommodate this request if its not a back to back booking. House Rules Please respect the property and leave it as you find it. Fire bans are often in place due to the reserve, so the fire-pit can only be used with express permission of your hosts. The property is on tank water and self contained septic system. Please ensure that coffee bean, sanitary items etc go out in the trash not down the drains.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Boat ramp
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Pool table
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Shower (outdoor)
  • SKY TV ® - BYO card
  • Special events venue
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Vehicle available
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    This is a large bedroom with ensuite and comfortable super king bed, french doors open out onto a private sunny patio. All linen is supplied. Bedroom faces west so gets all the afternoon sun.

    1 x Super king bed

  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 1 and 2 are identical, both with a super king bed, ensuite and french door opening onto deck with beautiful views of the ocean. The second bedroom faces the east so you can watch the sunrise.

    1 x Super king bed

  • Bedroom 3 (Small Bunkroom)

    This is a small room with a desk bunk beds. The bottom bunk is a full sized single bed, the top bunk is slightly smaller - would be perfect for young children. All linen for the bunks is supplied.

    1 x Bunk bed

  • Bedroom 4 Sleepout under the house

    Other sleeping area,This cozy sleepout has lots of character and is situated underneath the house. The room consists of two double beds. There is no bathroom facilities. However there is a lovely lookout to the sea.

    1 x Double bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $80.00 per stay (required)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Default Tariff
24-Jan-18 to 24-Apr-19
$300+/night $300+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night; Children: $50/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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (10)

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  • We loved the location, views and deck area

    We loved the location, views and deck area. The main living area was spacious and had everything we required. Bedrooms on main level were spacious and comfortable. Pool table was well used! Some of our group took to the nearby hills to take in the views. Many walks available from this location and beach was amazing. Our dog loved it too!

    michls860 100%|14x Nov 2017

  • What an amazing location and beautiful property!

    What an amazing location and beautiful property!

    arroon659 100%|9x Sep 2017

  • The property is lovely

    The property is lovely. What's nice is two couples can be assured of having equally lovely bedrooms, with their own ensuite. Our two kids loved the sleepout under the house, but unfortunately my two nieces were not comfortable to stay under the house, so you may just need to bear this in mind if you are considering this property - there's no internal access to the sleep out from the house. My two thought it was awesome, but it might be daunting for younger kids and their parents.

    KirstyM5 100%|2x Jul 2017

  • A beautiful beach home with great views

    A beautiful beach home with great views. It was the perfect place for us to have a wonderful weekend away. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you so much and we will certainly stay again :)

    JadeM128 100%|1x Mar 2017

  • Amazing property with beautiful views, loads of space and a short walk...

    Amazing property with beautiful views, loads of space and a short walk down the hill to the beach. Loved the rustic but modern feel to the place. Highly recommend.

    chriay514 100%|2x Feb 2017

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