Westcoast NZ Blue Penguin Bach

Bach or holiday home | Westport | #32692

8.8/10 (19 ratings)
  • 8 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 5 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Massive yard for family games, xtra tents, boats. (Makes up for tiny but functional kitchen)
  • Sit and enjoy the long sunsets from the back yard, Children Free under 16 as they should be.
  • Walking distance to local dairy, pub/cafe, Charming Creek Walkway, & Ngakwau river for whitebaitin

This house is the host to its very own little blue penguins who live right underneath the kitchen floor.

It is only metres away from the beach and you can lay it bed at night and listen to the tide sweep in and out.

Make your morning coffee and walk 20 steps to the beach whilst the kids play with the sand & stones before breakfast.

5 mins drive or a 15 minute walk will take you to The charming creek walkway. Within 40 mins of the prestine bush walk you will find a swingbridge that looks over to the most amazing waterfall.

Take the kids to the local dairy to get an ice-cream and a $1 mixture then walk across the road to the Ngakwau river where you can have a go at whitebaiting (in the season Sept/Oct) or just fish for herrings off the bridge.

If your peckish grab a quick pint & some fish in chips from the local pub/café and head back to the river. 7 mins south head into Granity for your coffee fix at the local café, then take a look at the talent at the local arts & crafts gallery, then check for any bargains and meet the local ladies across the road at the Granity Op shop. Check out the local museum and admire some of the old historical buildings such as The Lyric Theatre which still runs theatre plays. Take a drive 8 kms up the Millerton Hill and explore Millertons tracks. Walk up the steps to the old bathhouse and get a sense of the old miners who used to trample this walk everyday rain, fog , snow or sunshine. Book the family in Outwest tours and take a tour of the largest open cast mine in the country. Tours are very informative, lots of fun and very cheap! Heading south you can explore the Denniston Hill (if you have read the Denniston Rose then this will give you an appreciate of the tough conditions of mining and pioneering of the past). Its a great place to take Moutain Bikes with panoramic views. If its raining (as it does on the coast) there is always the indoor pools and sports centre including squash courts. How bout hunting & fishing!

Special conditions: Smoking allowed outside only No Dogs due to endangered penguins & wekas in area


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Easy access
  • Fridge
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower

Bed layouts

  • Front Blue Room

    Looks out across to native bush. Sunny and light

    1 x Double bed
    1 x Super king bed

  • Front White Room

    Spacious, light looks out to native bush.

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Master Room - Light

    Light and sunny. View to backyard and ocean

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Extras: Cleaning $35.00 per stay (optional); Linen $7.50 per night (optional)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 5 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Peak Season
20-Feb-17 to 31-Dec-17
$125+/night $130+/night
For up to 7 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $5/night;
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
01-Jan-18 to 20-May-18
$121+/night $121+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $5/night; Children: $2/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 (19)

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  • Thank you we had an amazing stay at your batch! We even...

    Thank you we had an amazing stay at your batch! We even spied the penguins under the house.

    EmmaMarieG 100%|1x Feb 2017

  • Fanatastic location for a restful weekend away

    Fanatastic location for a restful weekend away. Bach was just what we expected. Cosy, clean and comfortable. Will definitely be back in future! Tommy Knockers cafe just down the road at Granity was a great find too. Lovely staff and great food.

    SteveTh17 new member Feb 2017

  • The bach was as expected, basic but had everything we needed

    The bach was as expected, basic but had everything we needed. Watching the crashing waves from the kitchen window is what really makes this place special. We heard one or two penguins one night, amazing to hear them. The charming creek walkway near the bach was well worth a visit.

    LindsaySi3 100%|5x Jan 2017

  • Stunning location

    Stunning location. Enjoyed marshmallows around the campfire.

    RebekahG1 100%|4x Jan 2017

  • Bach was as expected, Westcoast kiwiana

    Bach was as expected, Westcoast kiwiana...which is why we booked it and overall happy with the configuration but was disappointed to see that there was no washing machine. We had packed light excepting to do washing but not hand-washing. Needs to be noted that this isn't available. Found it a bit pongy too (mainly in kitchen - due to penguins). Comfortable enough

    TashaW 100%|1x Jan 2017

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