Kupe's Secret (The Bush Bach)

3673A Cape Palliser Road, Wairarapa, Palliser Bay
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Kupe's Secret is our newest bach and is nestled in the bush. It is the same layout as Kupe's Retreat only larger. The first bedroom has a double bed and the second bedroom has a double bunk and single bunk. There is a large carport on the lighthouse side of the bach and a sliding door opens onto a deck area in front with a sea view in the distance. Rates and conditions are the same as Kupes Retreat and Kupe's Lookout. Kupe's Secret is about 800 metres from the lighthouse and a 4 minute walk to the beach. The walking opportunities and points of interest are outlined in the descriptions given for Kupe's Retreat and Kupe's Lookout Cellphone coverage is available in some spots

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen not provided
No smoking
Accessibility: please enquire
Heating & cooling
Fire place
High Chair
Accessible Bathroom
Cot Available
Boat parking
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

1 Double(s), 1 Double Bunk(s), 1 Bunk(s)

Special Amenities

Secluded native bush surroundings within minutes of walking distance to the sea. Short walk to the lighthouse and seal colony. The area is seeped in local history with several areas named after the famous Polynesian navigator, Kupe who lived in the immediate area for over two decades. The Pukeatua Pa site is on the property and offers an incredible view of the surrounding area. There is a track up to the Pa Site which now shows the result of the past 15 years of native plant regeneration.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Across the road is the beach and the seal colony, also home to a very large sea elephant for the past 2 years. Boat Bay provides easy launching of smaller fishing boats and there are numerous crayfish and paua diving opportunities. At the top of the 258 lighthouse steps is yet another breathtaking view, taking in parts of the East coast. Through the gate and about 4 km around the coast is a Stone wall with an amazing set of Waterfalls (the Spa of all Spas!!) Heading back toward Ngawi is the famous Kupe's Sail and Recreational Reserve which offers a spectacular walk up the little Mangatoetoe Stream. 20 minutes further north is the Pinnacles, about an hour and a half round trip up the river bed or the bush walk. Well worth the effort.


Average Rating: 5
5 total reviews

Caleb and Tess
This Bach was perfect, spacious, warm, big kitchen and a good hot shower after diving. We loved the privacy the surrounding Manuka bush provide around the Bach. We love how big the coast line was to explore on our quad and motorbikes and many good dive spots to hunt for a feed. The stonewall pools were amazing to cool off in after a hot day. Thoroughly recommend Cape Palliser!!! Can’t wait to go back
Charlotte and Colin
Wonderful stay at Kupes Secret. Very well set up bach, had everything we needed. Loved the local tips from Carol, along with the best access given our vehicle. Having a fireplace on a cooler spring night was just the ticket. Nestled up in the bush, was quite delightful and relaxing. Thanks for letting us stay.
Response from Owner
Hello Charlotte and Colin Thank you for taking the time to post a comment . So glad you enjoyed your stay
Bianca Henderson
Such a great place to just get away from the hustle & bustle of every day life. Clean, comfortable & nestled away.. Carol was so easy to deal with. I'm falling in love with this little piece of paradise more & more. Will definately be back
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
1 Jan - 31 Dec $145 / Night for 2 guests$452 Nights
Rest of year$145 / Night for 2 guests$452 Nights
1 Jan - 31 Dec
$145 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $45Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$145 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $45Min. stay: 2 Nights
There is an additional one-off maintenance fee of $50.00 which applies to each stay
Minimum stay 2 nights.
Minimum3 nights holiday weekends.
Minimum 4 nights over Christmas/New Year and "Big Three"
Bach to be left in clean condition as it was found.
Checkin time 2.00pm Checkout 10.00am unless prior arrangements made . Bond required


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