Te Rakau Cabins - a wildlife haven and retreat

Bach or holiday home | Palliser Bay | #5606

9.3/10 (182 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


A peaceful rural location suitable for families who enjoy the natural world. Varied bird life with many bush and beach walking opportunities.. Our landscaped grounds are available for guests to explore and enjoy.

If you love the countryside you will love staying at Te Rakau.

For cyclists on the Rimutaka Cycle Trail we are approx 30 kms south of Cross Creek.

We can also take you on fully guided half or full day bird watching tours for those who want to explore the area in more depth and learn about the bush, wetlands and coastal birds around us. The cost for these tours is $100 pp for 1/2 day tour and $180 pp for a full day tour.

Special conditions:

While pets are welcome we insist that they are under control at all times and that they be kept outside the cabins on the deck. Please let us know when you book if you are bringing a dog.

For cyclists we are willing to supply food for self cook dinners, continental breakfasts and supplies for a packed lunch @ $60pp.

For bigger groups you can book Te Rakau Bunkhouse (44813) as it shares the same site.

Extras: Linen (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    2 x Narrow single bed
    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 (242)

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  • Really enjoyed our stay while biking the Rimutaka cycle trail

    Really enjoyed our stay while biking the Rimutaka cycle trail. Nice to only have to carry clothes and food rather than camping gear as well. Loved the panoramic lookout points on the property as well as the pond which meant lots of birdlife around. Would definitely recommend to others.

    davegalbraith@hotmail.com 100%|1x Nov 2018

  • Clean, rustic, local, just what we were looking for!

    Clean, rustic, local, just what we were looking for!

    Samantha R. Oct 2018

  • very good accommodation

    very good accommodation

    Hugo S. Oct 2018

  • The cabin and bunkhouse are well equipped

    The cabin and bunkhouse are well equipped. There were so many highlights- the outdoor bath, the animals, the bird life, the view and the wonderful setting.

    Deborah T. Oct 2018

  • Lovely location

    Lovely location.

    BethO563 100%|3x Jun 2018

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