MOANANUI LODGE NOW AVAIL FROM 27 DEC TO 3 JAN 2020 and up to 20 Dec 2019

2 Camp Bay Road, Purau Bay, Banks Peninsula
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

A scenic 45 minute drive from Christchurch around Lyttelton Harbour brings you to sunny yet sheltered 'Moananui Lodge" -a 1997 built three double bedroom, two storey home on a generous landscaped, fenced corner section, right on the waterfront of Purau Bay, 2kms past Diamond Harbour which can also be accessed by a scenic walkway from Purau Beach. This well maintained holiday home features spacious living area with cosy log fire & electric heating, freeviewTV,DVD,pool table,all equipment provided,a fully equipped kitchen, two bathrooms, extensive sunny deckings with hooded gas BBQ and views of the bay & hills from every window! Enjoy the changing colour and mood of the sea as it comes in and goes out & the steep inspiring craggy surrounding hills from early morning till dusk.Then check out star studded night sky[no street lights!]. From Diamond Harbour, frequent ferries take you to Port Lyttelton[Saturday Market Day] and Christchurch city or hop on the trip to Quail Island for a great family day out with its walks, its interesting history and its shipwrecks Purau is a wide, safe, sheltered sandy bay popular with boat all manner of watersports & best at high tide.. Drive further on from Purau and explore the 2 fine beaches at Camp Bay or Ripapa Bay accessed by a pleasant walk. Try bowls, tennis, walking tracks and picnic spots at Diamond Harbour and within 10 minutes at Charteris Bay is a challenging golf course with stunning views, horse riding,farm milk & more tracks at Orton Bradley estate. See also our holiday home, La Vie en Rose Cottage in Akaroa or my other one on the Kaikoura coast less than 2hrs drive nth of CHCH. Only 2mins drive [or by 30 min walkway] from the cottage, Diamond Harbour has two cafe/bars & further walks back via Church Bay and Charteris Bay. free wifi available there. In opposite direction from my hol home, you can drive to the delightful fine sandy beach at Camp Bay or visit other bays by foot such as Pile Bay and Ripapa Island beach. Take white decking chairs over to Purau beach at high tide [15 sec stroll] & enjoy a chilled wine or beer with your feet in the water, Fiji style at a fraction of the cost! Its a tradition!

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet: please enquire
Linen: please enquire
No smoking
Accessibility: please enquire
Pool Table
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Fire place
Accessible Bathroom
Cot Available
Extra Bedding
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Electric heat
Ensuite Bathroom
Extra Toilet
Fire wood supplied
Laundry Tub
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

1 King(s), 1 Queen(s), 1 Double Bunk(s), 1 Single(s), 1 Sofa bed(s)


Average Rating: 5
3 total reviews

My extended family had a precious four days together at this warm and well set out bach with a stunning view of gorgeous Purau bay. I would highly recommend this holiday home.
Response from Owner
Thankyou, I really appreciate your comments & the clean and tidy way you left the home. Hope to see you back again at one of my holiday homes at Purau, Akaroa or Kaikoura Coast, Regards Robin F Owner/director hhsnzltd
Wow, This was the most wonderful place to stay. Beach at the door, lovely house ,clean, comfortable and cosy beds and lounge room. Has everything you need for a great break away. Respecting the water supply was easy , Grandson loved the bucket baths LOL This was one off the most welcoming holiday homes we have ever stayed in and will be hoping to get bookings again very soon. Many thanks Rob for sharing your wonderful house
Johanna Macdonald
Thanks Rob, had a great family holiday. The house is great and the location perfect. Didnt want to leave!!



Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
All year$195 / Night for 2 guests$152 Nights
All year
$195 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $15Min. stay: 2 Nights
Up to 3 Children of primary school age stay FREE, extra adults are Charged $15 night each .Rates sometimes adjusted depending on time of year, length of stay,regular advertised specials, pensioner discounts, number of guests & late bookings can earn a discounted rate.If this one is booked you may like to try my hol homes on Kaikoura coast and at Akaroa as a suitable alternative for the dates you want .
All Long weekends are 3 night min stay.. Easter is a 4 nighter.


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