Te Rakau Cabins - a wildlife haven and retreat

Bach or holiday home | Palliser Bay | #5606

9.3/10 (115 ratings)
  • 9 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking

Description

  • We now have a second bedroom called the bunkhouse which can sleep up to 5 people
  • 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. We are not a camping ground in that you hire all three cabins (converted railway wagons); one with the facilities in it and two bedroom units suitable for 2 couples or a larger family. 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 @ $50pp .

Facilities

  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Easy access
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Oven
  • Shower

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    One queen bed and two single beds

    1 x Queen bed
    2 x Single bed

  • The bunkhouse

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Year Round
22-Jan-17 to 22-Apr-18
$100+/night $100+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $20/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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (172)

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  • Property has lots of character and suited us fine it had everything...

    Property has lots of character and suited us fine it had everything we needed on our adventure. Ideally placed for a two day one night trip over the Rimutaka incline and round the coast to Eastbourne.

    LindsayMi2 100%|4x Jan 2017

  • Great location with a back to nature feel, peaceful and private with...

    Great location with a back to nature feel, peaceful and private with some lovely close by walks on the wetlands.

    KarenHi17 new member Jan 2017

  • We loved it here

    We loved it here. If you like birds, farm animals, and well-equipped rustic accommodation with great hosts, then you will love it too!

    BryanRo3 new member Jan 2017

  • Great location with beautiful views and great bike trails

    Great location with beautiful views and great bike trails.

    Sylvia_Bi1 100%|6x Jan 2017

  • The view magnificent, the accommodation comfortable, you do have to go outdoors...

    The view magnificent, the accommodation comfortable, you do have to go outdoors to get to the loo, which is problematic in such a high rainfall area, but the environment, surrounds, birdlife and pet life (donkey, pig, sheep, goats) all compensated for that.

    GaryBo19 new member Jan 2017

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