The Post Office/Te Poutapeta

8 Waimana St., Tokomaru Bay
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Nau mai! Haere mai! Welcome to Te Poutapeta/The Post Office, a Historic Places Trust listed building situated in a delightful Maori seaside village. Situated only 50 metres from the beach, our quality home is fully self-contained. There is a large, comfortable, warm family living area to relax in with three tastefully decorated bedrooms. Take long relaxing walks or a horse trek along our sandy bay and over the surrounding hills. Go fishing off the beach or from the historic Tokomaru Bay wharf or just retreat and read in a perfectly relaxing environment. Peka mai!

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet outside only
Linen provided
No smoking
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Gas heating
High Chair
Cot Available
Extra Bedding
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Extra Toilet
Internet available
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

2 Queen(s), 3 Single(s), 1 Cot(s)

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Beach is 50 metre walk away. Wharf for fishing at the northern end of bay. 2 minute walk to supermarket, dairy and centre of village. Kayak and horses available at an extra charge. Lots of books to read including local history and literature. Opportunities to experience local Maori culture in natural setting when available.


Average Rating: 5
12 total reviews

A building with a family connection (my grandad used to send telegrams from the small room off the main bedroom) so it was nice to connect to him in the space. A fascinating space with options for a small number, or for a large group. There was everything we needed, and we were cosy and warm with the blessings of fresh eggs, fruit and baking too. The microwave was a bit tricky as we are both short (5 foot and under 5 foot), so we needed to stand on a chair to use it, but apart from that, everything was very user friendly. I loved the local history books, and was able to do lots of family research.
Response from Owner
Ka nui te mihi ki a koe, otira ki a korua. It was as pleasure to share the PO with you and help you make the connections with your own whanau history. Arohanui Bill, Jan & family
Richard Brooks
Lovely people to deal with. Left a watch behind and they contacted us before we knew we had lost it! Returned rapidly. An interesting home.
Barbara Morris
Delightful house. Delightful owners. A privilege to stay, a privilege to meet. We loved the house - tastefully and thoughtfully furnished to suit its era. Clean, comfortable, well appointed but also with its surprises like the original walk-in safe. Would happily stay again and we all regretted our stay was for only one night. We very much appreciated the fresh feijoas and farm eggs. The house is close to the fish and chip shop and the Pukka tavern is within walking distance. We opted for the former as we wanted to stay in and enjoy the house. Thanks Jan and Bill for a most congenial stay in your lovely house. And sincere thanks for the transport offer when bad weather threatened our cycle trip. Fortunately for us, not required and we were able to pedal on. Nga mihi nui.
Response from Owner
No matou te honore! Me hoki mai ano! Visit again the priviledge was all ours!
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
Feb - Nov $170 / Night for 2 guests$301 Night
22 Dec - 10 Jan $250 / Night for 2 guests$402 Nights
Rest of year$170 / Night for 2 guests$401 Night
Feb - Nov
$170 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 1 Night
22 Dec - 10 Jan
$250 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $40Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$170 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $40Min. stay: 1 Night
Please feel free to contact us for weekly or long term rates.
5 night minimum stay for 2 week period after Christmas. Easter weekend and Labour weekend is charged at the peak rate of $200 for 2pp/pn with a minimum 2 night stay.
Children under 5 are free
If a cancellation is made within 7 days of check-in, you'll lose 50% of the total booking price. If a cancellation is made within 48 hours of check-in all bookings will be non-refundable.
A booking service charge of $75 applies to all cancellation refunds.


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