Quintessential Kiwi bach with a secluded beach

Bach or holiday home | Whatuwhiwhi | #18314

8.9/10 (48 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • A secluded white sandy beach at bottom of property
  • Room to pitch tents or park the boat
  • Special rate for those wanting to book one week or more April to September

The highlight of this Kiwiana bach is the secluded white sandy beach at the bottom of the property. The beach is accessed via a little path that leads off the front lawn and winds its way down through native bush and across a small coastal stream and a conservation reserve to the sand. The beach has a lovely untouched and remote feel, fringed in mature native vegetation and framed by rocky outcrops perfect for catching fish from. Take a picnic to the beach or a towel and good book for a relaxing day.

The Hidden Tui cabins are currently configured to sleep eight. The "sleeping" cabin has two open plan rooms with a double bed in one room, a double/single bunk and single/single bunk in the second room. The second cabin has a small but very functional kitchen and a bathroom with shower, a day bed, TV and table and chairs. Please note: there is no oven. There is a stove top, microwave, electric fry pan and large BBQ for cooking.

A large lawn below the cabins provides additional space for camping and outdoor recreation. Outdoor games equipment is available for your use including a canoe. The cabins are joined by a seaward facing wooden deck edged in tree ferns and while sitting at the outdoor table you can enjoy lovely views over the trees down to the ocean. A rear covered deck provides a second sheltered outdoor entertainment area with a BBQ and access to a second toilet.

A general store, takeaways & service station are in the Whatuwhiwhi village, a short 3 minutes drive. Laundry facilities are available at the camp ground a short 2 min drive down the road. Golf, dining and wine tasting at Carrington Resort & Winery is just up the road.

You will find yourself about 30 minutes from Ninety Mile Beach and a couple of hours from Cape Reinga, with more gorgeous beaches all the way up the east coast.

Please contact us should you need the bach for one week or longer during low season as special weekly/monthly rates can be discussed.

Special conditions: Smoking allowed outside only Deck not suitable for very young children or toddlers Pet allowed with prior approval. Pitching tents for extra family and friends is fine but please declare how many extra guests are staying.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Boat ramp
  • Canoe(s)
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Shower
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Bach has one single bed

    Combined living/sleeping area,The cabin has a compact kitchen, dining and single day bed. Also has shower and toilet.

    1 x Single bed

  • The cabin can sleep 7

    A cabin with a double bed in an alcove separated by curtain and a wall. There is also a double/ single bunk and a single/single bunk. There is a toilet just outside the cabin.

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Bunk bed (single over double)
    1 x Double bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); 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 (51)

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  • We had a lovely holiday at the Hidden Tui bach and will...

    We had a lovely holiday at the Hidden Tui bach and will definitely stay again. Its location is beautiful and the bach has everything needed for a great stay.

    C_Houston 100%|2x Oct 2013

  • Neat property, lovely beach and views and the batch had all the...

    Neat property, lovely beach and views and the batch had all the necessities and some extras like a dingy, local books, nice art. thankyou for a lovely stay

    Leonie Cadman 100%|114x May 2012

  • Good location on Karikari Peninsula, really nice to be able to walk...

    Good location on Karikari Peninsula, really nice to be able to walk through the garden down to the beach. Was lovely to be able to passing dolphins one evening from the beach!

    stepey844 100%|3x Apr 2012

  • The Hidden Tui was such a beautiful place to stay

    The Hidden Tui was such a beautiful place to stay. Really felt like we could relax and get away from it all here :) We will most certainly be back!

    KellyR85 100%|2x Feb 2012

    Owner/manager responds:

    So glad you enjoyed your stay and you will we very welcome back anytime.

    Des-ChrisC 100%|34x

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