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

Description

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;

Facilities

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

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    2 x Narrow single bed
    1 x Queen bed

Availability

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*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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  • Thanks for having us to stay at your wonderful cabins

    Thanks for having us to stay at your wonderful cabins. It was great to meet you and hear about the amazing work you are doing for conservation in the area. I’m sure you’ll be happy to hear we were lucky enough to see a bittern in the morning - one of the highlights of our trip!

    Warwick A. Dec 2018

  • Dougal and Denise were very friendly and accommodating, provided lots of valuable...

    Dougal and Denise were very friendly and accommodating, provided lots of valuable information about the area. The cabins are well equipped for self-catering. Will recommend a visit to this lovely cabin and beautiful area. They have plenty of tame farm animals and Tommy the friendly terrier.

    Hugo B. Nov 2018

  • Really enjoyed our stay while biking the Rimutaka cycle trail

    Really enjoyed our stay while biking the Rimutaka cycle trail. Nice to only have to carry clothes and food rather than camping gear as well. Loved the panoramic lookout points on the property as well as the pond which meant lots of birdlife around. Would definitely recommend to others.

    davegalbraith@hotmail.com 100%|1x Nov 2018

  • The property is lovely - a bedroom, full kitchen and shower

    The property is lovely - a bedroom, full kitchen and shower. We enjoyed looking out over the Aorangi Range in the evening and watching the lambs play in the paddock next door. We were coming through on the Remutaka Cycle Trail and got a flat tire and couldn't get the pump to work - Dougal (and Tom the friendly dog) dropped what they were doing and picked us up in the ute from 20km down the road, then setup the farm compressor to help us reinflate and get back on the road. We sprung for the food option, and we were very glad we did: it was extremely nice having a hearty dinner, much appreciated after a day of eating trail mix. Snacks and breakfast provided too. Thanks very much for hosting us (and rescuing us), we had a really nice time.

    Mark H. Nov 2018

  • Clean, rustic, local, just what we were looking for!

    Clean, rustic, local, just what we were looking for!

    Samantha R. Oct 2018

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