Tairawhiti @ The Fox River

Bach or holiday home | Punakaiki | #35024

9.4/10 (16 ratings)
  • 8 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Stunning sea views and sunsets form the deck
  • Surfing, fishing, swimming, walks close by
  • Warm and comfy holiday home with everything you need

Our holiday home backs onto the Paparoa National Park with native bush, Tui, Bellbird and Wood Pidgeons everywhere

Tairawhiti in translation means "the sea where the sun shines across the water" - and that's what you'll,get on fine sunny days....sparkling seas and amazing sunsets.

The house is set amongst the bush on a 50 acre block that was once part of the local gold mining area and full of history .

BBQ on the deck while watching the spectacular surf and the wild Tasman sea and sunsets

This holiday home is a real kiwi Bach, warm and cosy but with everything you'll need for a happy stay.

The log fire heats the entire house if needed and the BBQ can be used wet or fine.

Close by is good swimming, fishing, surfing and bush walks, with green stone fossicking at nearby beaches also.

The old bridge at the Fox River is one of a few left in the south island and is a popular local swimming spot and bridge jumping spot at the right tide.

The Punakaiki pancake rocks, gold panning, caving and more are all close by - brochures for these are in the house....

Owners are usually on site ( further up the hill in their own accomodation to ensure your privacy) and are able to offer local knowledge on places to go etc if requested.

This is a great place to relax, listen to the wild life and kickback for a few days, with the sound of the sea a constant background noise.

Further up the coast, Tauanga Bay, has a great Resturant, coffee and surf spot, with Westport a handy 40 minute drive for supplies

Most Sunday's during the summer a local market is held with local artisans goods ranging from paintings, pottery, silverware, clothing, food, coffee and much more.

Punakaiki pancake rocks are a must see and there is good coffee and cake at the Punakaiki craft shop

The coast road Between Greymouth and Westport was listed by Lonely Planet as one of the top ten coastal drives in the world so we hope to see you soon in our little piece of paradise here at Tairawhiti


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Vehicle available
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom one

    1 x Mattress/Futon/Air bed
    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom two

    1 x Double bed
    2 x Single bed

  • Lounge

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Narrow single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen $40.00 per stay (optional)
  • Gifts & giveaways: Winter special.....$150 per night for 4 guests including linen hire

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Default Tariff
29-Apr-17 to 29-Jul-18
$180+/night $180+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night; Children: $15/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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (16)

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  • Great location for a getaway

    Great location for a getaway.

    SarahMi16 new member Apr 2017

  • Fantastic location

    Fantastic location

    EllenN87 100%|2x Apr 2017

  • Beautiful house in a stunning spot

    Beautiful house in a stunning spot. Perfect for a romantic getaway (fancy staircase makes it less perfect with a curious toddler, hehehe!). We'd stay here again.

    DrJosieM 100%|1x Apr 2017

  • Awesome place and host

    Awesome place and host. Will be back... :) Thanks!

    CsabaS53 100%|1x Mar 2017

  • Fantastic location, we loved watching the sunset with drinks from the deck...

    Fantastic location, we loved watching the sunset with drinks from the deck looking across the sea and the lush bush. Cooking facilities needed a bit of creative thinking but we loved the wood stove.

    HelenMa51 100%|3x Mar 2017

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