Bach 114 Islington Bay Rangitoto Island

Cottage | Rangitoto Island | #42417

9.8/10 (19 ratings)
  • 7 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 8 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


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.

Two baches are available (see our other listing). Bach 114 is the larger of the two with 2 bedrooms and the possibility of sleeping more. There is a large dining/sitting room and a light spacious sun-porch. Gas cooking and heating are installed and solar panels operate the lighting system. The bach is totally ‘off grid’ complete with a cassette style toilet.

Getting there:

Bach 114 is located in mature pohutukawa forest at Islington Bay, on the eastern side of Rangitoto Island. The bach is a 2 minute walk from Islington Bay Wharf along the road or an hour and a half walk from Rangitoto Wharf. There is a network of well-defined walking tracks on both islands giving access to the volcanic features of Rangitoto and the native bush restoration and archaeological sites on Motutapu. 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 makes swimming difficult the sandy beaches of Motutapu are just a short walk away.

Know before you go:

Access is by Fullers Ferry, Auckland Sea Shuttle (0508 SEA SHUTTLE), or private boat.

- Rangitoto Island is pest free – No pets are allowed

- There are no shops on Rangitoto Island

- There are no public rubbish bins on Rangitoto

Special conditions:

The Department of Conservation 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.

Extras: Cleaning (Optional, NZ$50.00 per stay); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);


  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom

    3 x Narrow single bed

  • Bedroom 2

    2 x Narrow single bed

  • Conservatory

    3 x Narrow single 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.

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  • Bach 114 was clean, spacious and as the history of the bach...

    Bach 114 was clean, spacious and as the history of the bach has been retained it was a trip down memory lane for our group of five ladies in their 60's and 70's. Beds were comfortable, plenty of gas for heating and boiling water. Convenient location for exploring Rangitoto and Motutapu. Thanks Susan for arranging luggage storage near the wharf for out second day it allowed us to do the summit track and down to McKenzie Bay before catching the ferry home.

    MollyBu1 100%|2x Sep 2018

  • The baches on Rangitoto are super - an incredible restoration and we...

    The baches on Rangitoto are super - an incredible restoration and we fell very privileged to have the opportunity to stay here. Fantastic hosting, and a great kiwi bach experience - highly recommend :)

    Steph B. Jul 2018

  • It was a bonus that the Bach had a gas heater and...

    It was a bonus that the Bach had a gas heater and lights.

    Kuegler 100%|1x Jun 2018

  • The bach was like stepping back into another era

    The bach was like stepping back into another era. It is basic but very comfortable and clean with all the things you need, except running hot water, and hey, there was a solar shower bag so that didn't matter either. We had such a lovely weekend.

    AngelaM18 100%|11x May 2018

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    GrantMa24 100%|1x Apr 2018

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