Escape the hustle and bustle; relax and unwind in the sleepy harbour town of Kawhia. An easy 2.5 hr drive from Auckland. Kahurangi cottage is the perfect accommodation in Kawhia from which to explore the area. You can drive to Waitomo caves in 1.5 hrs away along a scenic, winding road. Ocean beach is 5 km away, where you can soak in Te Puia hot springs at low tide. Kawhia is known for its annual Kai festival on Waitangi weekend and whaleboat racing on New Year's day.
“My partner and I loved staying at Kahurangi Cottage. We just loved the place as it was perfectly furnished and supplied, super clean, had an excellent bed and linens, and just so cozy and adorable. Upon arrival, you’re greeted by beautiful plantings, a white picket fence and potted flowers right at your front door. Character-plus! The location, the views, the cottage itself and all the amenities were just perfect for our weekend in Kawhia. It’s lovely and quiet, overlooking a rural view on one side and most of Kawhia on the other side. One of the highlights was watching a daddy quail and one of his chicks amble across the front deck, chattering away at each other! Kit and Di are lovely and friendly, and love hearing about your visit at the end of your stay. Can’t wait to visit Kawhia again and will definitely book in at Kahurangi Cottage!!”
A newly renovated room/sleep out with attached bathroom and kitchenette thats seperate from the main house. The bed is a queen size and theres a small table with two chairs. The kitchenette has basic cooking facilities. There’s a deck beside the room for your use with a secluded part around back and a view of the harbour and raglans harbour bar from the deck. Only 14 minutes walk to town and 6 minutes walk to raglan wharf.
“Great place for a short stay. Very close to all the restaurants and ocean. Murray was very welcoming as were his two cute dogs :)”
Amazing location and pet friendly.You will not get closer to the ocean unless you are swimming ! Close to Waitomo Caves and Bridal Veil Falls. The 3 bedrooms may be small but the view is what you have come for. There is safe swimming and good harbor fishing. No free wifi until local reception improves, mobile coverage is limited but you can call/text/mobile data from the "Magic Spot" in the Bach. If you want a true Kiwi beach bach experience, you have just found a hidden gem at Aotea.
“Beautiful home with beautiful views. Great place to unwind and relax. Freaked out a tad bit upon reading the fact that there is a compost toilet after I’d made the booking but was pleasantly surprised that it was flushable. Very comfortable home right next to the water, coming from a busy city life it was the best place to unwind, have a few beers and catch up with friends. Extra blankets and towels were extremely convenient and so many different places to have a nap haha. 10/10 would recommend and will also be returning”