2 Camp Bay Road, Purau Bay, Banks Peninsula
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About this Holiday House

Only 45 minutes easy drive from Christchurch City, you can explore and enjoy the varied natural coastal environment of Banks Peninsula from this superb beachfront ocation. THE LOCATION Accessed via Dyers Pass, Gebbies Pass or Lyttelton tunnel, Moananui Lodge is situated on the waterfront at the midpoint of Purau Bay amidst a generous, landscaped, securely fenced coastal garden, two kilometres beyond Diamond Harbour. Wander over to the water’s edge and the shelly beach, merely a stone’s throw away from the decking! THE HOME With commanding views from every window, this two storey tastefully decorated home with its extensive decking with barbeque. With its new extensive verandah roof, you can enjoy more time outdoors for a bit of shade when required and to sit out even on rainy days ! The lodge has a very spacious interior living area with a log fire and electric heating if needed , A new 65 inch tv with Sky TV and dvd player and a cricket and petanque set, indoor games and a library of books help in providing good leisure time to relax. A New interior decoration was carried out from mid 2022. Extensive new vinyl planking includes the bathroom, kitchen and dining whereas new carpet has been laid throughout the rest of this superb two storey dwelling. New curtaining & blinds, great framed wall pictures throughout of nz birds and baches as depicted by NZ artists really enhance your stay. Appliances & furniture have been upgraded or replaced giving the interior of the house a crisp fresh modern look. With its well equipped kitchen with excellent dining facilities, there are two bathrooms and the extensive sunny decking with outdoor furniture make this home extremely comfortable. The three spacious bedrooms feature a king, a queen, a double and two single beds. Enjoy the changing views of craggy mountains and seascapes from dawn to dusk and a stunning night sky free of city reflection and street lights. THE SURROUNDINGS Purau Bay is a wide, safe swimming, sheltered beach popular with yachties and all manner of water sports. Frequent ferries from Diamond Harbour take you to cafes, and sightseeing and to explore walking tracksat historic Port Lyttelton and its well known Saturday Farmers Market aceesde by frequent ferries from Diamond Harbour only 3 minutes drive from Purau Bay. Book a harbour cruise, watch and swim with dolphins or explore historic and scenic Quail Island. Cool off in the sea at a variety of beaches and there is endless scope for walking and cycling. Drive further afield to explore beaches at the more remote Camp Bay with the best sandy beach in Lyttelton Harbour and boogie in the surf! A pleasant easy walk to historic Ripapa Island & its adjacent sandy swimming beach or to Port Levy or visit Diamond Harbour, Church Bay and Charteris Bay via a great clifftop track. A lovely challenging golf course with wonderful views, horse riding, tennis courts, picnicing and a variety of bush tracks can be enjoyed at Orton Bradley Park. Drive to Port Levy saddle to tramp to the highest point on Banks Peninsula, Herbert Peak / Te Ahu Patiki, 920m, with its stunning 360 degree panoramic views over the peninsula, then continue to Mt Bradley or return to the lodge to relax and enjoy its comfort and tranquillity. A day trip to Akaroa is a top idea about an hour and a bit scenic drive via Gebbies Pass. On the way visit Birdlings Flat beach for a refreshing beach walk with sometimes big seas & search for gemstones or take a rod and try your luck at surf fishing. Call in at popular Little River Store for great food & coffee or an icecream and browse through their always changing Art gallery. . Nearer Akaroa over the hill is Barrys Bay cheese factory, grab some offcuts for a great yummy cheese board. Check with owner to visit and look through his Akaroa holiday home while you are in Akaroa, for another holiday stay idea! SPECIAL CONDITIONS at Moananui Lodge PURAU Weekends: Two nights minimum stay. Long weekends: Three nights minimum stay. Easter: Four nights minimum stay. Rates vary depending on time of year, length of stay and number of guests. From May, Moananui Lodge is available for 3 to 6+ months full rental. This also applies to La Vie En Rose Cottage, Akaroa. Conservative and careful use of Water is to be observed throughout the year, especially during summer months as Moananui Lodge relies as all Purau residents and holiday home owners, on its rain fed water tank. Guests are encouraged to bring their own drinking water to supplement the household supply. Pets on holiday can be discussed with owner. Many Kiwi holiday homes such as this one require guests to leave interior and exterior of house in the same clean and tidy condition as they enjoyed on their arrival. A checklist of house rules is provided in the Moananui Lodge booklet which is emailed to guests once fees are paid in full. Entry is from 2pm and vacating on the final day is by 12 noon. This holiday home works on a ”bring your own linen basis” as set out in the booklet. Hired linen sets can be made available if required at $35 per bed used.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet: please enquire
Linen: please enquire
No smoking
Accessibility: please enquire
Heating & cooling
Fire place
Accessible Bathroom
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 Mattress(es)

Special Amenities

Conservative use of water is essential by all guests- more especially during summer months as all properties at Purau rely on their rainwater tanks. Brand new verandah roof .Wow .Increases living space by 20m2 and time spent outside now under roof over. Views over the bay and hills from every window. Beach across side road 15 secs stroll at high tide. Fully fenced with attractive garden areas, large lawns, sunny and sheltered, fully equipped kitchen cosy log fire & electric heating, extensive decking area hooded bbq. 2 minutes drive or take the walkway track to Diamond Harbour where a ferry can take you to Lyttelton [10 mins] /ChCh.. visit Quail Island or enjoy a harbour cruise. Even a Pool table avail at house, all equipment provided, children supervised. Freeview tv. Playground nearby at park. Choice of walks, great for cycling, safe for kayaking, sailing, swimming.Saturday is Market Day at Lyttelton so take a morning trip on the ferry.Use your Metro card & Gold cards[+65] free! As this property relies on rainwater tank.... water needs to be used with much care all year especially in summer months... No washing of boats/ cars permitted. a pet on holiday ok after contact with the owner. Moananui Lodge has been built for us and for you to totally relax in a peaceful clean air and attractive environment.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

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Average Rating: 5
6 total reviews

Lovely renovated holiday home seconds from the beach!. Owners easy to deal with. I rented it for a week for my 65th birthday with family also coming over for a few days as well. Swims every day at high tide- (the water doesn't leave you feeling sticky) and kayaking on the bay (took our own kayaks). Stayed here a few years back so appreciate the refurbishing. Especially enjoyed the new covered deck area making outdoor dining great in the sun as well as providing protection in the drizzle. Thanks for letting us stay.
Response from Owner
Thanks so much guys ,,Im so pleased you enjoyed Moananui & liked the new refurbishments and improvements Ive made there in recent months .You are more than welcome to return another time or try my la vie en rose cottage in Akaroa [also refurbished tastefully last year!] cheers robin 0212223706 [chch NZ owner]
What a beautiful spot. House was so warm and comfortable with amazing views. Bed was super comfy and there was everything you needed for a peaceful and relaxing stay.
Response from Owner
Thankyou ,appreciate your comments .You left a lovely clean and tidy hol home as you enjoyed on your arrival . You are most welcome to return or try my other holiday home, la vie en rose cottage in Akaroa. Cheers Robin Ferris owner
Wonderful family friendly bach in which to enjoy the perfect, peaceful Purau Bay. Our family of 4 children and 2 adults weren't squashed up in the spacious and comfy bach, all amenities provided for a relaxing stay. Well equipped kitchen, comfy beds, warm and sunny and clean home, with amazing views out all windows. Great for families with the beach about 20 seconds across the road, lots of rock pools at low tide, no surf, family friendly walks, and no traffic noise. Lyttelton lights are pretty across the water at night, as are the amazing stars. Highly recommend to those with young ones wanting a quiet, safe place to holiday, plus the owner is fantastic to deal with. Definitely going back, thanks heaps Robin for the chance to make new family memories here!
Response from Owner
Thankyou so much for your great feedback on my Moananui lodge Purau Bay. I really appreciate that. It makes all the time and huge effort and financial input made in 2021 so worthwhile to present it they way you found on your arrival. As already mentioned to you ,you are welcome anytime to return to enjoy Moananui Lodge Purau Bay waterfront or to try my La vie en rose newly French styled cottage in Akaroa. Thanks again. i look forward to your next requested dates. Cheers Robin [owner]
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
18 Dec - 30 Mar $155 / Night for 1 guest2 Nights
18 Dec - 30 Mar $230 / Night for 2 guests$302 Nights
Rest of year$145 / Night for 1 guest2 Nights
Rest of year$220 / Night for 2 guests$252 Nights
18 Dec - 30 Mar
$155 / Night for 1 guest
Min. stay: 2 Nights
18 Dec - 30 Mar
$230 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$145 / Night for 1 guest
Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$220 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $25Min. stay: 2 Nights
Two children of Primary school age stay FREE, extra adults are Charged $25 night each .Rates can vary depending on time of year, length of stay,occasional advertised specials, pensioner discounts, special weekend events, number of guests & late bookings can earn a discounted rate.If this one is booked you may like to try my la vie en rose holiday cottage in Akaroa as a suitable alternative for the dates you want .


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