Bach 114 Islington Bay Rangitoto Island

Cottage | Rangitoto Island | #42417

9.8/10 (18 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 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. - Travel arrangements must be made separately. For travel options visit - - Rangitoto Island is pest free – No pets are allowed - There are no shops on Rangitoto Island - There are no public rubbish bins o...


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Bed layouts

  • Bedroom

    3 x Narrow single bed

  • Bedroom 2

    2 x Narrow single bed

  • Conservatory

    3 x Narrow single bed


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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.

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  • 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

  • Perfect


    GrantMa24 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • Amazing restored bach with everything that you need for a weekend

    Amazing restored bach with everything that you need for a weekend. A location where you'll feel a world away form Auckland, surrounded by beautiful and unique forest. A range of walks accessible from the bach and only 2 minutes from Islington Bay and Motutapu Island.

    DDivehall 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • Amazing heritage bach

    Amazing heritage bach. Lots of room and cool features and things for kids to wonder about like lights you pull cords to turn on!

    RebeccaR14 100%|2x Mar 2018

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