Tapuaetahi Beach Bach

Lot 48 Tapuaetahi Beach, Purerua Peninsula, Bay Of Islands
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Idyllically located right on the water at one of Northland's most exquisite and quintessential NZ beach locations, right by the Bay of Islands. This is a kiwi bach & bay that will take you right back to NZ the way it used to be. A safe swimming white sand bay, on a summer's day dotted with boatie's ancient tractors. An estuary & lagoon 'designed' for toddler's paddling. Great diving and fishing literally hundreds of metres off this great coastal beach. Scallops, paua & mussels in the vicinity. A surf beach within 20 minutes coastal walk. The Cavalli Islands just 15 minutes boat ride north and the Bay of Islands a similar distance south. Tapuaetahi Beach is a private bay that is never crowded though only 20 mins from the cafes of Kerikeri. The house is a real 60's kiwi bach. Just 25m from the broad veranda to the sea, yet very private. From here you can watch the day unfold, or dine & entertain at the large outdoor table. The house has 4 bedrooms that has frequently hosted 2 families. In the bach you will be comfortable & feel at home. Tapuaetahi is so private it is very hard to find on maps; find a detailed map of Northland, locate the Bay of Islands (BOI), the peninsula at the northern side of the BOI is called Purerua. Tapuaetahi is at the base of the northern side of the peninsula - south of Takou Bay and next to Taronui Bay

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet: please enquire
Linen: please enquire
No smoking
Accessibility: please enquire
Accessible Bathroom
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Laundry Tub
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

1 Queen(s), 1 Double(s), 4 Single(s)

Special Amenities

A very, very special place; if you come here you will return. If you have a boat you have access to some of the best diving & fishing NZ has to offer. If you don't, you can walk the coast to isolated surf beaches and bring home a feed of tuatua. Sun bathe or swim in the estuary, lagoon or white sandy beach, or fish or snorkel from the rugged coastal rocks. Feel like a change, take in the cafes of Kerikeri (15 mins), day trip to Russell (Bay of Islands), 90 Mile Beach, or Monganui famous for fish 'n' chips, or golf at Kauri Cliffs. Two kayaks provided free for use.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Very rare to have a coastal beach with clear water and ready access to ocean fishing & diving that isn't a surf beach. Due to the north facing angle of the beach Tapuaetahi is sheltered from the surf and boats can be launched directly off the beach nearly all the time. Yet a remote surf beach is within easy walk. The estuary goes for several miles which is great for kayaking, and at its entrance is like swimming in a river. The lagoon is a geological miracle - and so private. One feels that one is at a sub-tropical paradise - with Tapuaetahi there is no need for that South Pacific island holiday - it is right here. The beach is gated so it is so private. Once here you will not want to leave - but most of the attractions of Northland are within reach by day trip - Waitangi, Russell, Paihia, Monganui (the fish shop), 90 Mile Beach, great kauri forests. The cafes & historic places of Kerikeri are 15 mins away. With a boat another world opens up - very handy to great crayfish, kingfish and snapper fishing. 20 mins to the awesome Cavalli Islands and deep water with marlin, yellowfin & hapuka.


Average Rating: 5
34 total reviews

Fantastic location. Clean tidy and everything you need. John was a fantastic host. Will definitely return and highly recommend
Cindy Stewart
A fabulous bach on a stunning northland beach. The location of the bach could not be better. A very short walk along to the sandy beach with gorgeous views over the bay. There was plenty of room for our two families and the huge covered deck was a bonus where we spent all our meals at the large outdoor table. A well appointed house with the added bonus of kayaks which we used a lot. The kids enjoyed playing on the lawn, swinging on the tyre swing and snorkelling off the rocks out front. The beach is so safe for swimming and boogie-boarding and there is also the lagoon at low tide and the beautiful estuary for a change. We had an amazing holiday and hope to return!
Andy M
A special place, comfortable rustic Bach suitable for families who appreciate NZs beautiful coastline. Great communication with the owner.
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
1 Jan - 5 Feb $795 / Night for 10 guests7 Nights
3 Feb - 28 Feb $495 / Night for 5 guests$303 Nights
1 Mar - 31 Mar $425 / Night for 5 guests$303 Nights
1 Apr - 30 Apr $425 / Night for 5 guests$303 Nights
1 May - 30 Sep $395 / Night for 5 guests$303 Nights
1 Oct - 30 Nov $475 / Night for 5 guests$303 Nights
1 Dec - 16 Dec $550 / Night for 5 guests$303 Nights
Rest of year$395 / Night for 5 guests$303 Nights
1 Jan - 5 Feb
$795 / Night for 10 guests
Min. stay: 7 Nights
3 Feb - 28 Feb
$495 / Night for 5 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 3 Nights
1 Mar - 31 Mar
$425 / Night for 5 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 3 Nights
1 Apr - 30 Apr
$425 / Night for 5 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 3 Nights
1 May - 30 Sep
$395 / Night for 5 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 3 Nights
1 Oct - 30 Nov
$475 / Night for 5 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 3 Nights
1 Dec - 16 Dec
$550 / Night for 5 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 3 Nights
Rest of year
$395 / Night for 5 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 3 Nights
Public Holidays & associated weekends are a minimum of $475 per night (5 people). School holidays have a minimum stay of 4 days. January minimum stay of 7 days. Minimum of 3 days at other times. Cleaning fee of $140 applies to all bookings. Linen available on request for $30 per person per stay.

Ask for special pricing: a) if staying longer than 7 days, or 'wotif' last minute pricing (within 14 days of intended stay) if available




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