Contemporary Bach with open plan living & accommodation for up to 6 people
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Smoking allowed - Outside pleaseOutside please
Max guests: 6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
- You need to take your rubbish with you when you leave.
Nice little hideaway
If you're looking for a quite escape from the big city this little place is perfect. The house is nice and clean.Great location,Lovely locals.
Will definitely be back.
Lovely spot with beautiful views and amazing birdlife. Look forward to staying again!
We absolutely loved our stay at this property, our dogs loved the paddock to run around in and our 5 year old caught her first keeper snapper off the beach. The Bach has everything one could want on holiday, and even dry manuka for the smoker. 10/10 We will definitely be staying again. Absolutely beautiful spot.
A lovely getaway
We had a lovely stay, thanks! The bach was nice and cozy. It was private and relaxing. You could see a bit of water from the property and hear the birds singing. Enjoyed swimming and walking on the private beach. It's fun to check the farming activities in action.
We had a wonderful relaxing holiday with our 2 dogs. Great fishing spot and private beach to entertain us. Definitely coming back!
Sand Island in Tapora is well worth a look if you are into bird watching, hiking, sand dunes and fishing. (https://www.visitwellsford.co.nz/a-z/sand-island). It is a favourite for locals.
You can launch boats from the back beach around high tide (5metres and under) or use one of the three local boat ramps (https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/parks-recreation/get-outdoors/coastal-marine/find-boat-ramp/Pages/boat-ramps-rodney-west.aspx) at Stables landing, Port Albert (down from the General Store) and Journeys End Boat Ramp. Old Man’s Nose (Orongo Point) as it is known by locals is a great fishing spot to the left of the back beach. You will see boats fishing there throughout summer.
If you are in desperate need of civilisation we recommend the general store in Port Albert (https://www.facebook.com/portalbertgeneralstore/) which is open every day except Tuesday for lunch/early dinner (8am to 7pm) as well as basic supplies. Great fish and chips and coffee. Further up the road is Wellsford and SH1 with all its amenities.
Atiu creek is wort a visit too (https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/rodney-times/103736692/philanthropists-legacy-lives-on-at-atiu-creek-regional-park ). It was gifted to the people of Auckland by Pierre and Jacqueline Chatelanat).
The property itself has had a rich history. Initially belonging to local Maori, it was sold to the Queen in 1894 as part of the 1000 acre Kakaraea block. Following WWII the block was subdivided into its present form and gifted to a returning servicemen. During that time it operated as a sheep farm.
On the coast to the east of Lemon Tree Bay you can still make out the ballast piles of the tall ships that used to anchor in the Kaipara at the turn of the century. At low tide you can make out two large posts - they are all that remains of the masts from a ship that sank there.
In the 1970’s the US Marines built Run Road and lived on the property as they trained for the Vietnam War. As you look out to Moturemu Island you can still see the holes made by US cannons as they practised firing from Orongo Point.
During the 1980’s it was converted into a deer farm (the deer shed half way up the main race is still there).
Today as custodians of Orongo Point for future generations we have embarked on a major capital works programme in partnership with DOC (who are our neighbours and own the coastal forest where they are looking to reintroduce kiwis) and Auckland Regional Council to develop a sustainable, ecologically-friendly farming model providing coexistence of cows, bees, birds, fish and humans…...
Your stay at Orongo Point helps us continue that journey. We hope you have a great stay and enjoy this special part of New Zealand.
Have fun and relax to a slower pace of life.
We think this is one of New Zealand’s best kept secrets! We live in Auckland and love getting away from it all and relaxing in this special coastal place. We hope you enjoy it too.
lindin357 purchased this House in 2003
Why lindin357 chose Tapora
Orongo Point is a privately owned headland surrounded by the untouched waters of the Kaipara. Situated 20 mins from Wellsford SH1 or if you prefer the scenic SH16 drive from Auckland through Kaukapakapa, only 1 hour 10 mins. Orongo Point offers the ultimate getaway experience with 200 acres of private farmland and 3 kms of pristine forested coastline to explore, with access to its own private and magnificent white sandy beach.