Bach 78 Islington Bay Rangitoto Island

Cottage | Rangitoto Island | #42416

9.9/10 (33 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 6 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking

Description

Step back in time to a more leisurely age and holiday in a historic Rangitoto bach. For the first time in over 100 years you can now book a bach stay on Auckland’s iconic volcanic island.

Since the 1920s the baches on Rangitoto have been available to only a few lucky families but now you can join them. Two of these little cottages have been lovingly restored in keeping with their age but with the addition of modern bedding, cooking, heating and toilet facilities. Supplied in the kitchen to use are utensils, pots, pans and a chilly bin with ice packs to keep your food cool.

Bach 78 is located opposite the the Islington Bay Wharf on Rangitoto Island. It has 2 bedrooms and has gas cooking, solar powered lights and a chemical toilet.

There is a network of well-defined walking tracks giving access to the volcanic features of Rangitoto and the native bush restoration and archaeological sites on Motutapu. The views from the summit of Rangitoto is a must do feature of time spent on the island. Both islands are pest free and you will see native birds and other native wildlife often absent on the mainland.

While the rocky shoreline of Rangitoto can make swimming difficult the sandy beaches of Motutapu are just a short walk away.

Getting there;

Access is by water taxi, ferry, private boat or kayak. For the slightly more adventurous, consider kayaking to your bach accommodation with a guided sea kayak tour with Fergs Kayaks.

Bach 78 is located at Islington Bay near the Islington Bay wharf, on the eastern side of Rangitoto Island. The bach is an hour and a half walk from Rangitoto Wharf or a two and a half hour kayak from Auckland.

Know before you go;

- Rangitoto Island is pest free – No pets are allowed

- There are no shops on Rangitoto Island

- Travel arrangements must be made separately.

- There is no hot running water at the bach

- There are no public rubbish bins on...

Facilities

  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom

    2 x Narrow single bed

  • Bedroom

    3 x Narrow single bed

  • Conservatory

    1 x Narrow single bed

Availability

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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 (33)

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  • very special location and bach

    very special location and bach

    RexG5598 100%|2x Jun 2018

  • We loved our stay on Rangitoto it is a fantastic location with...

    We loved our stay on Rangitoto it is a fantastic location with great vies from the house. The bach was basic but had everything we needed the and the hosts were friendly and helpful. Can't wait to come back in summer and swim from the front steps!

    jillnd695 100%|8x Jun 2018

  • The bach was tidy and well equiped! Nicely positioned next to the...

    The bach was tidy and well equiped! Nicely positioned next to the ocean. We were surprised on the long walk from the main wharf. Ensure you take the road walk of 1 1/2 hours rather than the ocean track of 3 hours!

    KashmirP 100%|1x Jun 2018

  • One of the cutest baches I have ever stayed in- right on...

    One of the cutest baches I have ever stayed in- right on the sea, secluded, peaceful, magical.

    KatharineWh1 100%|1x Jun 2018

  • Location in Islington Bay is beautiful but not ideal if wanting to...

    Location in Islington Bay is beautiful but not ideal if wanting to arrive & depart from Rangitoto ferry wharf 90 mins away quickly & easily. Sometimes ferry will dock at Islington Bay if winds too strong at usual landing wharf ~ as happened usefully for my departure

    redlikethecolour 100%|1x May 2018

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