Bach or holiday home | Pakawau Beach | #32637

9.8/10 (5 ratings)
  • 8 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


Driftwood Inn is a modern 3 bedroom stucco home with large sunny open plan living offering amazing views of the sea and across to farewell spit and a modern fully equipped kitchen.

The living area has a cosy log fire to keep you warm on those cooler nights or that lovely winter escape.

With 3 spacious bedrooms and a large bathroom with seperate toilet there is plenty of room for one large or 2 small families or up to 8 people.

There is a gently sloping front lawn that takes you straight onto the beach, which is safe for swimming and great for kayaking, paddleboards and Kontiki fishing.

Plenty of off-street parking and lock up storage for your bikes and kayaks. Dogs are welcome with prior approval.

Driftwood Inn is situated just a short walk from the Old School Cafe and tennis court and only minutes to Collingwood which has a general store, cafes and pubs.

A short drive away is:

Wharaiki Beach - This is by far one of the coolest beaches in New Zealand ! Huge rock formations, huge sand hills, huge caves, cliffs, dunes , white sand and baby seals . The trail is amazing through farms and beautiful hills . You can even meet peacocks in the car park!

Farewell Spit - Farewell Spit is New Zealand’s longest sand spit (25 km) and a nature reserve. It is an internationally-renowned bird sanctuary with over 90 bird species recorded in the area.

Heaphy Track - One of New Zealand’s nine great walks. Many people choose to walk only to the first or second huts on the track instead of walking its entire length. The huts offer gas cooking facilities, open fires, bunks with mattresses, large camping grounds, toilets and running-water facilities. The Heaphy Track, one of New Zealand’s “Great Walks” is now a Great Ride. Mountain Bikers are now permitted by the Department of Conservation to ride the Heaphy Track between May 1 and September 30.

Special conditions: Pets are welcome with prior approval.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 3

    2 x Bunk bed
    1 x Bunk bed (single over double)

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $100.00 per stay (optional)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Peak Season
22-Feb-17 to 28-Feb-17
$280+/night $290+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night; Children: $15/night;
4 night minimum stay
Peak Season Other
01-Mar-17 to 30-Apr-17
$260+/night $260+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
01-May-17 to 30-Sep-17
$160+/night $160+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $10/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 (5)

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  • Wonderful location

    Wonderful location. The house was really well set up. Our family had a fantastic time.

    megan347 100%|2x Jan 2017

  • The driftwood Inn was ten steps to the beach

    The driftwood Inn was ten steps to the beach. My children were thrilled and we spent hours between the beach and the house with no inconvenience. The house was completely decked out. Beds were freshly made with crisp clean sheets and the house was beautifully clean. We loved it! There were enough beds that the grandparents could come on holidays with us too. They had the quiet end of the house and we (4) could be close together at the other end.

    jossrs197 100%|1x Nov 2016

  • Well equipped and great place to stay

    Well equipped and great place to stay. Very dog friendly too!

    emmaer911 100%|2x Jul 2016

  • A beautiful, peaceful setting

    A beautiful, peaceful setting. Everything was beyond our expectations!

    MitziB15 100%|1x Jun 2016

  • Lovely place to stay, very quiet and peaceful

    Lovely place to stay, very quiet and peaceful. Close to Farewell Spit, lots of activities - walking, horse trekking, bus tours. Beach is right outside the back garden - though the tide goes out a VERY long way, but still swimmable at low tide. Property well appointed, provision of sheets and towels very convenient.

    lizon454 new member Feb 2016

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