Te Rakau Cabins - a wildlife haven and retreat

Bach or holiday home | Palliser Bay | #5606

9.3/10 (182 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


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.

Extras: Linen (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    2 x Narrow single bed
    1 x Queen 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 (255)

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  • This is a very relaxing place to stay

    This is a very relaxing place to stay. Everything you need and lots of character. Highly recommend the bird tour with Dougal!

    Louise A. Jan 2019

  • We enjoyed our weekend away

    We enjoyed our weekend away.

    Ina W. Jan 2019

  • A lovely place to stay, especially after the day we had experienced

    A lovely place to stay, especially after the day we had experienced. Dougal and Denise are excellent hosts who are ready to go the extra mile {kilometer}to help.

    David T. Jan 2019

  • It was so lovely staying at the Te Rakau Cabins, we would...

    It was so lovely staying at the Te Rakau Cabins, we would definitely go back for another weekend away there. A beautiful cosy retreat away from the city.

    tor c. Dec 2018

  • This is a unique very special place to stay

    This is a unique very special place to stay. The owners have a lot of love into the batches and it shows. If you like nature stay here, it is supreme. I also can't say enough good things about the owners wonderful knowledge of the area and nature, had the best chats!

    Maegan G. Dec 2018

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