The Old Post Office Awakino

Bach or holiday home | Awakino | #9495

8.8/10 (6 ratings)
  • 12 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


Built in 1912 as the Post Office and Postmaster's residence, this iconic building is now a newly renovated villa, providing accommodation in coastal Taranaki / Waikato.

The house is perfect for a large family holiday with a huge bunk room for younger family members

Situated on the Awakino River one hour north of New Plymouth, two hours south of Hamilton and three-and-a-half hours from Auckland it's a haven from city stress and strain. The local area has classic west coast beaches, fishing, hunting, tramping, a golf course and is world famous in New Zealand for its whitebait.

Take a stroll on the wide open black sand beaches, picturesque with Mt Egmont in the background on a clear day. Try your hand at fishing for kahawhai at either the Mokau or Awakino rivermouths, or snapper and gurnard from the beach (we can point you to our favourite spots). There's also great kite or kontiki fishing, with massive snapper landed for those who know where to go....

The famous White Cliffs tramp is only a short drive away, or go for a walk to see the Three Sisters rock formations at low tide. Good surfing is available all down the coast towards New Plymouth.

The house has a large 58 inch LCD TV with Sky, comfortable sofas, and a huge lounge with open fire to spread out in.

Two bedrooms, both with queen size beds, feature paint schemes and wallpaper textures offering a contemporary decor, but sit comfortably with the original features of the home – the high detailed ceilings, wide molded rimu architraves, tall sash windows, and three capacious fireplaces.

The bathroom brings in a dash of today with dark granite floor and wall tiles and a folding glass panel on the bath-shower combination.

Outside the sunny rear kitchen-dining area, there’s a broad timber deck for relaxed entertaining and summer barbecues.

And for a real touch of good old kiwi country style luxury, Indulge i...


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • SKY TV ®
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed

  • bedroom 3

  • Sun room - single bed and sofa 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 (7)

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  • The property will likely be a great 5 star stay once all...

    The property will likely be a great 5 star stay once all improvements are complete. Great location to experience the local scenery.

    WendyBa23 100%|1x Jun 2018

  • The Old Post Office is a beautifully renovated heritage building with modern...

    The Old Post Office is a beautifully renovated heritage building with modern amenities and comfortable beds. It's close to the Awakino River if you want to go fishing and the local pub is nice and handy. It's a good quiet retreat to base yourself for a weekend or if you want to explore the west coast down to New Plymouth.

    JamesSh 100%|1x Feb 2018

  • excellent property and shame we didn't stay longer

    excellent property and shame we didn't stay longer

    DavidAl22 100%|2x Jan 2018

  • Nice Property

    Nice Property

    kethan560 100%|2x Jan 2018

  • Charming property full of character

    Charming property full of character. Very spacious kitchen and living areas, huge garden, perfect for kids and dogs. Bach is well equipped with crockery, pans, cutlery, glasses etc plus the food basics, laundry and dishwasher powder. Take the linen and towels option for $10 per person, well worth it. Only negative is that the property requires a bit of maintenance but Garry was on to that. It is a Bach, not a country house hotel. Beautiful location with stunning beaches nearby.

    julird493 100%|6x Jan 2018

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