Wairere ~Character HouseTruck Stay

Bach or holiday home | Otaki Beach | #34889

9.3/10 (14 ratings)
  • 2 people
  • 1 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Get away from our local amenities- Shops & cafes
  • Fix your sight on river walks, swimming, collecting pipi, flying kites, and fishing
  • Enjoy a guided tour - Cultural Experience

You will be swept off your feet with this unique experience!

"Wairere" offers everyone to get in touch with their 'Gypsy' side. Her quaint charm and eloquence will have you in a complete trance!

On arrival open her barn windows to release yourself to the beautiful out door scenery we call nature, relax to a good book tucked up by her cosy pot belly or choose to relax in her lovely loft. Dont forget the marshmellows!

The fishing rods are ready when you feeling like a fresh cod, kahawai or snapper for tea!

Further down the beach you can get your "pipi shuffle on" as there are beds of 'pipi' (small shellfish) everywhere! Once your done collecting pipi retreat back to Wairere's outside hot shower to warm you up again.

We offer a guided "Cultural Tour/Experience" if you would like to see and learn more about our local ~

- Kura Maori (Maori Immersion Schools)

- Rangiatea Church (Historical Church)

- Local Marae (Raukawa & Tainui)

- Learn a Waiata (Maori Song)

- Learn to make poi (swing ball on chord used in Kapa Haka

- Learn to weave a small kete/basket

'Wairere' is fully self contained with all utensils, linen, firewood, towels, portaloo, gas stove, shower, basin, running hot n cold water supplied.

When you confirm your booking she will be parked in the "Freedom Camping" site close to the Otaki River Mouth for you to enjoy your holiday!

"Nau te rourou, naku te rourou ka ora ai tatou!"

(With your food basket and my food basket we will all go well)

Special conditions: No pets in loft No smoking inside Windows and barn doors are fine to be latched open on calm wind free days only (safety precaution


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Shower (outdoor)

Bed layouts

  • Living room

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Mattress/Futon/Air bed

  • Loft - Double bed

    1 x Double bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Default Tariff
08-Dec-16 to 08-Mar-18
$80/night $80/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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (14)

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  • A cool experience, not recommended for 4x people as the space is...

    A cool experience, not recommended for 4x people as the space is a bit small when sleeping, the crockery was only set for 3 people. The grey water overflow was not well instructed as we had a bit of a flood, which we didn't expect. more instruction would've helped. Everything else was great, the experience of staying in a house truck was fantastic! well recommended and a wonderful stay for 2 people. The Local pool was awesome for the kids. Thanks for a really good time in the Wairere.

    GabrielleEd1 100%|1x Oct 2016

  • A truck that oozes charm and homeliness

    A truck that oozes charm and homeliness. Absolute beach frontage. Worth putting up with the port-a-loo for the unique experience.

    CatherineMo24 100%|2x Oct 2016

  • Beautiful location

    Beautiful location.Just what I needed. I loved the truck but was a wee bit uncomfortable with the toilet and shower set up.

    CherylBr8 100%|1x Sep 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Hi Peeps, be prepared to sacrifice the luxuries of a 5 star motel for a portaloo with a priceless view of Kapiti Island and a starry gazed moonlit porch shower finished with the warmth of a warm potbelly! Your choice...

    Romantic Getaway 100%|14x

  • Fantastic place - and a great surprise for my husband, who thought...

    Fantastic place - and a great surprise for my husband, who thought I was lost! We were there on a wet and windy night, but we were cosy inside. It was great having a shower in the morning - warm in the outdoors shower looking out at the cold rainy world! We wished we could have stayed much longer.

    Brynlea 100%|1x Sep 2016

  • Beautiful location views of the beach on one side and rivermouth on...

    Beautiful location views of the beach on one side and rivermouth on the other.

    Modelsoccermom 0%|1x Sep 2016

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