Ideal base for Northland beaches and explorations

Flat or duplex | Ngunguru | #9874

9.4/10 (23 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


We are only about 2 1/2 hours drive from Auckland, which makes us an ideal base to explore Northland all the way to Cape Reinga.

Ngunguru itself is about 25 minutes from Whangarei

The flat - the house is 2-storey; the flat is on the bottom floor - is only a short walk away from the beach - down the drive,along the road, turn a corner, a few minutes and you're there.

Tutukaka Marina is about 3 kms away

The Bay of Islands - Russell, Paihia, Kerikeri - are a little more than an hour's drive away. There are also the Waipoua Forest and Tane Mahuta, the Hokianga Harbour - Opononi , Rawene, Kohukohu etc - Dargaville and the Kaipara Harbour, and an all-day trip to Ahipara, Kaitaia and Cape Reinga

The famous and fascinating Kauri Museum at Matakohe is a marvellous day's outing.

And a trip out to the Poor Knights Islands should be on everyone's list!

Tutukaka Coast bays and their typically Northland sandy beaches are also close by. Warning! - kids tend to become beach-bound!

Ngunguru itself is ideal for family beach outings along the estuary. There is also an interesting tour to be taken of the historic Ngunguru River itself

Kayaks can be hired locally for exploring the Ngunguru estuary and river and the Tutukaka harbour.

And while please no smoking inside , by all means have a fag outside - we were once smokers ourselves and can (dimly) remember what it's like.

WiFi internet available.

One request - please take it easy on water-use. Ngunguru homeowners depend on rainwater supplies, and sometimes we have no rain, or at best, only occasional passing showers, for several weeks at a time - even those few with waterbores find their bores sometimes dry up. But hey! it's not as dry as Australia!

One last thing - we are sometimes asked if the kids can camp on the lawn; unfortunately it's too small - if only we had a paddock instead!

Another last thing - Linen - most bring their own but we can supply for $5 per bed per night.

Special conditions: As already mentioned, in summer please take it easy on the water!


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Boat ramp
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    2 single beds

    2 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen $5.00 per night (optional)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Default Tariff
18-Nov-17 to 31-Dec-17
$95/night $95/night
3 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
01-Jan-18 to 18-Feb-18
$95/night $95/night
3 night minimum stay

*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 (32)

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  • This was a lovely place to stay and the owners were great

    This was a lovely place to stay and the owners were great

    LukeHo14 100%|1x Oct 2017

  • Excellent location with beautiful views but need own transport

    Excellent location with beautiful views but need own transport

    JohnRe16 100%|1x Feb 2017

  • Both great

    Both great

    MarkHu12 100%|2x Feb 2017

  • Marietta and Peter's nest is the best

    Marietta and Peter's nest is the best. The bach was comfortable and close by to all of the Tutukaka coastal bays also pretty close to Whangarei. My family enjoyed the Christmas holidays throughly. It was relaxing, refreshing and exiting. This bach is highly recommended.

    leanra864 100%|7x Dec 2016

  • Very enjoyable stay

    Very enjoyable stay. Fantastic location. House had everything we needed. Would definitely stay again. Very nice Owner. Many Thanks from the Swiss-Family.

    ChristophTh1 100%|7x Nov 2016

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