Te Rakau Cabins - a wildlife haven and retreat

Bach or holiday home | Palliser Bay | #5606

9.3/10 (179 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Ideal facility for a small family who love the great outdoors and enjoy friendly farm animals.
  • Plenty of outside space for children and adults alike.
  • We offer bird watching tours for adults who like us share a passion for our native flora and fauna.

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.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Cot available
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    One queen bed and two single beds

    1 x Queen bed
    2 x Single bed


Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)

*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 (236)

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  • Great location with sweeping views across to Lake Ferry

    Great location with sweeping views across to Lake Ferry. Very welcome after pedalling 95km !

    simoaw154 100%|1x May 2018

  • 5 star character and location for cyclists

    5 star character and location for cyclists

    judyb272 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • Great half way point on bike ride

    Great half way point on bike ride.

    KirstenMa7 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • Great location

    Great location. Accommodation was cosy n facilities great. Cabin, 2 cool train wagons connected by a big deck with ouside toilet. Perfect. Nice outdoor area to sit around a campfire and have some eats and beers.

    davian602 100%|4x Apr 2018

  • We did the Rimutaka cycleway and arrived from the south having biked...

    We did the Rimutaka cycleway and arrived from the south having biked from Petone (50km). The location was just right (a bigger day on day 2, 100km, but still good). The property is basic but clean and charming and the pet animals just through the fence really added to our stay. Dougal and Denise were lovely to work with as we were planning our stay and fantastic hosts while we were there

    Darryl Carpenter 100%|1x Apr 2018

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