Bach or holiday home | Rangitoto Island | #42416
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.
Access is by water taxi, ferry, private boat or kayak. 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
- Cell phone coverage is limited at Islington Bay
- Travel arrangements must be made separately. For travel options visit - doc.govt.nz/pest-free-warrant-holders
- There is no hot running water at the bach
- There are no public rubbish bins on Rangitoto
Special conditions: The Department of Conversations biosecurity rules apply. Small animals, ants, rainbow skinks and weeds or exotic seeds are the biggest threats to the pest-free status of our special islands. Gear that has been in the garage or even stored in the house could be hiding rodents, skinks, insects and seeds. So we need your help. Complete the DOC Biosecurity checklist for visiting pest free islands and hand it to the bach manager or Island Ranger when you arrive at the island.
1 x Bunk bed
1 x Single bed
1 x Bunk bed
Other sleeping area
1 x Single bed
|Rate period||Week day||Weekend/Holiday|
21-Apr-18 to 21-Oct-18
|For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $10/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. Service fees may also apply.
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Great location to get away from the hustle and bustle. Bach 78 is rustic but has everything you could possibly need. Takes you back to a time when we could survive quite well without a microwave. Great tramping opportunities with bach located ideally to access both Rangatoto and Motutapu. Tramp during the day and sit back in the peace and quiet at night. There’s just the sound of lapping water and jumping fish at night. No traffic noise or rowdy passers by here. Amazing experience.
The bach is soo cool! It is like going back in time as it is decked out with 1920's furnishings and my group and I just ran arond taking photos of all of the rooms. The location couldn't be better right on the water and next time I'll bring my fishing rod hoping to reel in a kahawai through the front door. It's also perfectly situated to do all of the best walks like the lava caves, Wreck Bay (at low tide) and the WWII bunkers on Motutapu. I'd get in quick before this place is completely booked!
This once-exclusive opportunity to stay at a Rangitoto bach is not to be missed! The bach felt clean and tidy but satisfyingly rustic, with lots of charm from the vintage bach decor. We took several swims in the bay and loved having extended time with the birds and bush of the island. The place feels dry and cozy in a rainstorm, and has great cross-ventilation. We will definitely be back!