Historic waterfront bach on a pest free conservation Island (Sleeps 6)
Rangitoto Island Historic Conservation Trust
About Rangitoto Island Historic Conservation Trust
The Rangitoto Island Historic Conservation Trust are a not for profit organisation whos mission is "To conserve and interpret the historic Bach Communities on Rangitoto Island for the benefit of all New Zealanders."
What makes this Cottage unique
Explore the rugged coastline, watch sunset from the summit, experience the abundant birdlife
Max guests: 6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Wonderful, so serene, peaceful, beautiful, like stepping back in time. A real treat, thank you.
Wonderful classic Kiwi bach
The perfect place for a digital detox and an immersion in nature.
Perfect place to wind down and relax
Beautiful part of Rangitoto and right next to the water. Stunning stay!
Stayed here with my partner and three six year olds. Bit of a walk from the ferry for my smalls but the place is a treasure. Great support from people who run place. Run by trust restoring old batches on island. Also vintage touches throughout the batch. Amazing wildlife on the doorstep and places to explore. Couldn’t recommend this enough. Thanks Susan
Rangitoto is the youngest and largest of Auckland's 48 volcanic cones, and is home to the world's largest pohutukawa forest. Visitors can explore the island via a network of tracks and roads.
Geology: Rangitoto emerged from the sea about 650 years ago, making it the ‘baby’ of all Auckland’s volcanic cones. Ninety-five percent of the island is covered in black basalt rock, which forms lava flows and fields, caves, pillars and tunnels, which are interesting to explore.
Bird and wildlife watching: Look out for saddleback, whitehead, kaka, kakariki, tui, bellbird and tomtit in the forest around the cone and crater on Rangitoto.
Child/family friendly activities: Take the family for a walk to the Rangitoto summit. It takes about an hour and a half to get to the top. Once there, you can enjoy the spectacular views and the kids can explore the WWII fire command post.
For smaller children or less able walkers, Fullers operate a 4WD road train to the base of the Rangitoto summit, from where it is a short walk up a boardwalk to the summit.
Another popular family activity is to explore the lava tunnels and caves. The tunnels and caves are reached by a short diversion off the Rangitoto Summit Track – remember to bring a torch.
Heritage sightseeing: As with many other Hauraki Gulf islands, extensive defence installations were built on Rangitoto during WWII, and remnants of these remain to be explored.
Rangitoto has been a popular destination for picnickers for well over 100 years.Around 30 classic kiwi holiday baches remain today, largely unchanged since the 1930s. Bach 38, adjacent to Rangitoto Wharf, has been turned into a museum and is run by the Rangitoto Island Historic Conservation Trust. Visit the museum to learn the history of this unique piece of kiwiana. Visit the Trust's website for opening times.
Flora: Rangitoto hosts more than 200 species of native trees and flowering plants. Although most are common species, many have unique ways of coping with the harsh volcanic landscape. Rangitoto’s pohutukawa forest is the largest in the country. Visit the island in December to enjoy New Zealand’s Christmas tree.