Affordable Weekend Getaway in Cozy Cabin Rental near Auckland, New ZealandPakiri, North Island (New Zealand)
· Kid-friendly · Barbecue
This cozy beachside cabin is located in Pakiri, New Zealand, and makes for the perfect affordable weekend getaway near Auckland. Each cabin can accommodate four or five guests, depending on the unit. It has one bedroom and comes in three different bed configurations to fit the needs of the group. The first configuration (two units available) comes with two standard bunk bed sets, each of which has a twin-size bed on the bottom and top. The second configuration (three units available) comes with a standard bunk bed set and a duo bunk bed set, which features a full-size bed on the bottom and a twin-size mattress on the bed. The third configuration (three units available) comes with one standard bunk bed set and one queen-size bed. The first and third configurations can accommodate four guests; the second can accommodate five.
For showering, cooking, and dining, guests will have access to the camp facilities (see the Facilities section for more details). Outside, guests will find a porch with chairs, accessed through a sliding glass door that provides plenty of natural light to the interior. Read More
- Private Lounge/Living room
- Running water
- Safe box
- Queen-size bed
- Kitchen equipment
- Shared Kitchen
- Dining room
- Game room
- Linens additional charge
- Shared Barbecue
- Dining table
- Air conditioning
- Sound system
At the site, guests will have access to a games room where they can play table top tennis, coin-operated washing machines and dryers, clotheslines, coin-operated barbecues, coin-operated showers, a television room with couches and books, a playground for children, and a camp store that sells a range of food items, drinks, toiletries, and fishing bait.
Guests will also have access to a campsite dining room and kitchen, where they will find gas ranges, a refrigerator, a freezer, toasters, a microwave, filtered cold water, and instant boiled water. If they plan to use the kitchen, they are advised to bring their own crockery, cutlery, and cookware.
Kayaks can be rented by the hour for use on the estuary, with life jackets included.
- Laundry service
Linens can be obtained for an extra fee per person, per night. Kayaks can be rented on a per hour basis. Also available are a barbecue for $1 per use, showers for $0.50 per use, table tennis balls for $1 each, coin-operated washing machines for $4 per use, and coin-operated dryers for $4 per use.
Location + Surroundings
- Movie theater
Surrounded by rolling countryside, majestic stands of pohutukawa trees, and a spectacular coastline featuring more than five miles of white sand beach, this glamping site is located in Pakiri, New Zealand, at the north end of the Auckland region. Here, guests will find a seaside paradise, filled with opportunities to swim, relax, explore, and engage in outdoor recreation—at the site itself, the many other beaches in the area, and the nearby Goat Island Marine Reserve, which is home to an abundance of protected marine life and a pristine coastal environment.
However, the location is more than just a beach destination; it is also nestled within the Matakana Coast Wine Country, which is filled with vineyards, wineries, arts and crafts galleries, collectibles shops, cafes, restaurants, markets, and the historic Matakana Village, which is only 26 minutes away from the site. For more shopping, wining, and dining, as well as golfing, guests can also head down to Warkworth or Wellsford, both of which are about half an hour away. In the surrounding region, guests will also find a number of parks and gardens with hiking trails, including Mahurangi Regional Park, Scandrett Regional Park, Tawharanui Regional Park, Omaio Garden, and Omaha Forest.
While it feels remote, the site is not far from the cities of Whangarei and Auckland, both of which are about an hour and a half away to the north and south, respectively. Read More
- Bird watching
- Wine tasting
- Horseback riding on-site
- Water sports
- Stand-up paddleboarding
At the beach, guests can surf, kayak, and paddleboard, with lessons and rentals available from Aotearoa Surf School. Kitesurfing and wakeboarding lessons and rentals are also available from Blue Adventures. At Goat Island Marine Reserve, guests can rent kayaks and snorkel gear, and they can take a tour of the reserve on a glass-bottom boat, all through the Glass Bottom Boat Tours company.
Horseback riders can go riding on the beach, with a variety of ride and tour packages available from Pakiri Beach Horse Rides. Fishers can find great fishing spots at Ti Point Wharf, Scotts’ Landing, Buckletons, and Big Omaha Wharf, and they can charter boats from Sandspit Fishing Charters and Wave Dancer Charters. Golfers can enjoy an 18-hole golf course at Wellsword Golf Club, which welcomes visitors. Hikers can explore the Tamahunga Trail, which winds its way through the bush-covered hills of Omaha Forest.
Guests can enjoy live music, visit food stalls, and purchase local produce and crafts from the Matakana Farmers’ Market. In the village of Matakana and its surrounding area, they can also peruse a dozen shops specializing in arts, crafts, and collectables; explore nine different vineyards and wineries; check out three different olive growers; enjoy a variety of cafes, restaurants, and bars; watch a film at Matakana Cinemas; browse books at Matakana Village Books; and rent bicycles from Matakana Bicycle Hire.
- Infants allowed Under 2 years old
- Children allowed 2-12 years old
- No smoking
- No parties
- Events allowed
- Some spaces are shared
- You will receive a full refund if you cancel at least 7 days prior to check-in.
- You will be charged for one full night’s stay plus 50% of the cost of the rest of the stay if you cancel within 7 days of check-in.
Pets and smoking are not permitted.