Bach or holiday home | Pakawau Beach | #40772

9.7/10 (21 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 9 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


Driftwood Inn is a modern 3 bedroom stucco home with large sunny open plan living offering amazing views of the sea and across to farewell spit and a modern fully equipped kitchen.

The living area has a cosy log fire to keep you warm on those cooler nights or that lovely winter escape.

With 3 spacious bedrooms and a large bathroom with separate toilet there is plenty of room for one large or 2 small families or up to 8 people.

There is a gently sloping front lawn that takes you straight onto the beach, which is safe for swimming and great for kayaking, paddleboards and Kontiki fishing.

Plenty of off-street parking and lock up storage for your bikes and kayaks. Dogs are welcome with prior approval.

Driftwood Inn is situated just a short walk from the Old School Cafe and tennis court and only minutes to Collingwood which has a general store, cafes and pubs.

A short drive away is:

Wharaiki Beach - This is by far one of the coolest beaches in New Zealand ! Huge rock formations, huge sand hills, huge caves, cliffs, dunes , white sand and baby seals . The trail is amazing through farms and beautiful hills . You can even meet peacocks in the car park!

Farewell Spit - Farewell Spit is New Zealand’s longest sand spit (25 km) and a nature reserve. It is an internationally-renowned bird sanctuary with over 90 bird species recorded in the area.

Heaphy Track - One of New Zealand’s nine great walks. Many people choose to walk only to the first or second huts on the track instead of walking its entire length. The huts offer gas cooking facilities, open fires, bunks with mattresses, large camping grounds, toilets and running-water facilities. The Heaphy Track, one of New Zealand’s “Great Walks” is now a Great Ride. Mountain Bikers are now permitted by the Department of Conservation to ride the Heaphy Track between May 1 and September 30.

Special conditions:

* Dogs are welcome with prior approval.

* Please bring your own sheets, towels and tea towels. (Duvets provided)

* Please leave property clean and tidy for other guests.

* We ask all our guests to respect our home.

Extras: Cleaning (Optional, NZ$100.00 per stay); Linen - Sheets and Towels (Optional, NZ$25.00 per person); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);


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

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 3

    6 x Single bed

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

*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 (23)

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  • Beach property

    Beach property. Sunrise comes right in the big ocean view windows. And on a clear night, starlight comes right in the big ocean view windows. Fine soft sand on a gently sloping beach. All of the household items were available so that we could cook and eat comfortably. Everything as described in the listing.

    Luinda B. Feb 2019

  • We absolutely loved staying at this holiday home

    We absolutely loved staying at this holiday home. Loved being right on the beach and the house was very comfortable to holiday in. All facilities were great. A coffee plunger would be something to add to the kitchen. The trees across the road were a god send because they protected the property from the strong winds we had for a few days.Sea and beach amazing. Will definitely stay again!

    brider650 100%|4x Feb 2019

  • A great holiday home with everything you might need

    A great holiday home with everything you might need. Fantastic for the kids. The position on the beach front is great with safe, sheltered beach on your doorstep. Absolutely love this place and already looking at dates to book for next year.

    KellyW2016 100%|2x Jan 2019

  • Great location and beach, a very peaceful and laidback community

    Great location and beach, a very peaceful and laidback community. The house is very well laid out and thoughtfully presented and equipped.

    EmmaR2010 100%|1x Jan 2019

  • It was perfect and next time we’ll make sure to have 4...

    It was perfect and next time we’ll make sure to have 4 people as was expensive for 2 of us. We only had a small window to have a break so wasn’t a lot of choice but am more than happy we found this and will be back ??

    Carol G. Oct 2018

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