Westcoast NZ Blue Penguin Bach

Bach or holiday home | Westport | #32692

9/10 (33 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 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: No Dogs due to endangered penguins & wekas in area. Extra people can be negotiated. (Dependant on own tents, caravans or campervans.)


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Easy access
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Front Blue Room

    Looks out across to native bush. Sunny and light

    1 x Double bed
    1 x King single 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 Double bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $35.00 per stay (optional); Linen $8.00 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.

*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 (33)

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  • A nice relaxed batch style accommodation for a family

    A nice relaxed batch style accommodation for a family. A shame the fire was unusable at time of stay, but we were kept nice and warm with the electric and gas heating. Thanks.

    LeahW964 100%|2x Apr 2018

  • We loved this place and our stay

    We loved this place and our stay. A really cosy home, with everything you might need, and a great base for the area. Very comfortable and pleasant indeed. Would return. We had one visit from the penguins! Lovely also to have the beach on our doorstep.

    MarkD899 100%|3x Apr 2018

  • The cottage was cosy and clean

    The cottage was cosy and clean. Perfect for our family. We loved the fact it was right on the beach

    MartineCo2 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • We arrived late in the evening and the property was perfectly set...

    We arrived late in the evening and the property was perfectly set up, beds made, hot water on and tv all ready to go if we wanted to use it. Pros: PERFECT beach side location Warm comfortable beds with additional mattresses and blankets Spacious bathroom and shower Adequately stocked kitchen Homely dining area Big outside area with deck Clean tidy well equipped Cons: Personal con with under 3 was not fenced to road but this is minor as the beach is right out the back door and safe!

    laurath14 100%|1x Mar 2018

  • We loved this property, the beach was right there and the penguins...

    We loved this property, the beach was right there and the penguins were lovely to hear and were very considerate neighbours, they had a bit of a chat around 4.30 in the afternoon and that was all. A very special place for those who want to enjoy the West Coast in a traditional bach.

    Mac 100%|1x Jan 2018

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