Wai Wuri - On the beach in Jacks Bay - Catlins

Bach or holiday home | The Catlins | #34561

9.3/10 (55 ratings)
  • 5 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Jacks Bay is in the heart of the Catlins, and is 10 minutes drive from the main town of Owaka. It is an ideal location as a base for your exploring, or you can relax and stay in the bay itself, with a great walk to the Jacks Bay Blowhole, spotting the seals and penguins coming up on the beach, through to fishing and gathering Paua or Mussels. The beach is also ideal for swimming and body boarding with a gentle slope making it safe for young and old.

The house is the classic kiwi crib. Tidy and warm, with some quirky touches, everyone that goes to Wai Wuri falls in love with it.

The large main bedroom has one queen bed, and a set of bunks if needed. Lying in bed, you get the perfect view out over the beach.

The second smaller bedroom has a bunk, with a double bed at the base, and a single at the top.

The shelves are stacked with books and games, as well as TV / DVD with freeview and a stack of DVD's, and a new wood fire will ensure if the weather turns bad, you will be cosy and entertained.

We have set this up as our ideal holiday home. We are sure you will love it as much as we do.

NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave; Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Playstation ®
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Main Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Small Bedroom

    1 x Single bed


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*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 (62)

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  • Such a great wee spot to base yourself while exploring the surrounding...

    Such a great wee spot to base yourself while exploring the surrounding catlins, or even to just enjoy Jack's Bay for a weekend. Would love to stay again, thank you so much! ???

    Brooke M. Feb 2019

  • We had an awesome 4 day stay at Wai Wuri

    We had an awesome 4 day stay at Wai Wuri. Great bach, super duper cosy and comfy. Fantabulous location where you can even watch the sea lions from the couch!! Would love to visit again...what a special wee place.

    Raewyn H. Jan 2019

  • We thoroughly enjoyed our two nights at Jacks Bay

    We thoroughly enjoyed our two nights at Jacks Bay. Kids loved spotting local wildlife just a stone's throw from the beach. A classic kiwi batch.

    Leanne C. Jan 2019

  • Lovely place great for families!

    Lovely place great for families!

    Whitney K. Jan 2019

  • Fabulous location looking right out over the ocean

    Fabulous location looking right out over the ocean. We were especially delighted to witness the sea lions frolicking on the beach while we sat in the warmth and comfort of the batch. Fire place was great - we kept warm and snug inside while the storm raged outside. All we needed was provided.

    Pat-RonSchwass 100%|7x Nov 2018

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