Tairawhiti @ The Fox River

Bach or holiday home | Punakaiki | #35024

9.4/10 (18 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 6 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Stunning sea views and sunsets from the deck - warm and cosy - lots of character
  • 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

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $40.00 per stay (required)
  • Gifts & giveaways: Winter special.....$150 per night for 4 guests including linen hire

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Winter Special
19-Aug-17 to 31-Aug-17
$160+/night $160+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
My Tariff
01-Sep-17 to 30-Nov-17
$180+/night $180+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
Christmas peak saeson
01-Dec-17 to 31-Jan-18
$200+/night $200+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
My Tariff
01-Feb-18 to 19-Nov-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 (18)

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  • Excellent location just breath taking !!!!

    Excellent location just breath taking !!!!

    MeganBr12 100%|1x Jun 2017

  • This place is gorgeous! The lack of cell phone reception only added...

    This place is gorgeous! The lack of cell phone reception only added to the feeling of being "on retreat". Beautiful views and peaceful nature sounds. Days on the veranda in the sun and evenings by the log burner. I would definitely go back - wish we could have stayed longer!

    LyndaO'4 100%|1x May 2017

  • Great location for a getaway

    Great location for a getaway.

    SarahMi16 100%|1x Apr 2017

  • Fantastic location

    Fantastic location

    EllenN87 100%|3x 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%|3x Apr 2017

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