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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  • Will stay again soon

    Will stay again soon. Had a great time. Very sunny peaceful and relaxing. The cabins layout and design is well thought out.

    willd456 100%|1x Sep 2008

  • A charming bach and setting

    A charming bach and setting. My wife and I will be keen to return.

    ryanon693 100%|1x Aug 2008

  • Nicely kept and well looked after cabins

    Nicely kept and well looked after cabins. a kind of their own. Thanx to the owners for giving us the guide of were to visit including Cape Paliser and the Seals

    major76 100%|6x Jul 2008

  • A peaceful and comfortable bach to stay in

    A peaceful and comfortable bach to stay in. There are lovely walks around the coastline and great fishing too!! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and meeting the hosts. Would recommend this bach and hope to visit again.

    belion218 100%|1x May 2008

  • We had a peaceful time, good clean conditions and friendly owners

    We had a peaceful time, good clean conditions and friendly owners.

    kation745 100%|4x May 2008

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