A pleasant country drive through Waiuku and 33km beyond, leads to peaceful Awhitu on the southwest shores of the Manukau Harbour. Wander freely over parkland pastures, explore the wetlands, enjoy the safe, sandy beaches and sheltered picnic and barbecue areas.Camping sites available.
Big Bay Holiday Park is a small family-owned and operated Holiday Park that is an ideal spot for families, couples, singles, backpackers and tourists. It is the perfect place to unwind to the sounds of tuis. Relax in the evening checking out the stars shining brightly in the sky and sometimes the sound of a morepork.
Big Bay Holiday Park is New Zealand owned and is located at the tip of the Awhitu Peninsula, 40km from Waiuku and only 75 minutes from Auckland International Airport. It is the only holiday park in New Zealand that has a wormery septic system.
We have accommodation options to suit all budgets and requirements, from self-contained units to tent sites.
Situated on the stunning coastal cliff tops of Karioitahi Beach is Castaways Resort. With award winning cliff top restaurant featuring both modern cuisine and interactive Stonegrill dining, ocean view accommodation for up to 80 guests, a gorgeous Balinese inspired day spa, multiple venues for private functions as well as a great range of activities, Castaways Resort is ideal for an enjoyable meal, celebration, weekend escape, conference or wedding venue or as a gift for someone special.
Connemara Country Lodge was built in 1907 in Epsom and moved to its present site on the Awhitu Peninsula (Auckland's best-kept secret) at Pollok in 2003, Connemara has been a sanctuary of one kind or another for all of its 114 years. Lovingly restored to its former glory over the past 7 years By Kevin and Grainne. Resplendent on its hilltop position, looking out over rolling farmland and out to the beautiful Manukau Harbour. The 300-degree views are outstanding and for you early birds the sunrises are magnificent. The feeling of peace, serenity, and privacy you get from the moment you turn into the long driveway is an experience all of its own. The accommodation is Art deco in style with large comfortable rooms. Room 1, is set up as a family room with a Queen, king single, and a pull-out single bed, with Sky TV. Room 2 the double room has a Queen bed, vanity. All rooms come with a coffee machine, kettle for tea, and chilled water and both rooms are air conditioned and open out through french doors onto the deck. A third Room can be set up for extra guests if required. All rooms come with luxurious linen, towels, and bathrobes. The beef, lamb, and eggs are all off our 7.5-acre lifestyle block Your stay with us includes a farmhouse breakfast. At Connemara, we provide a wonderful venue for intimate weddings and events with up to 100 guests. The large covered deck and park-like surroundings, not to mention the beautiful views, make Connemara a wonderful venue for your special day. You can just relax or you can go sightseeing around the Peninsula right up to the Lighthouse at the Manukau Heads. For the children, there is a fairly extensive playground, and an area we call Jurassic Park, a place where adventures will be had. The most important thing to Kevin and Grainne, apart from the warm friendly welcome everybody receives is the genuine desire to make your stay with us all that you want it to be.
Castaways Resort is a spectacular North Island coastal property in the South Western corner of Auckland, just 50 minutes drive from the CBD.The well known resort offers guest accommodation, a tranquil day spa- Bersantai, beautiful restaurant - Castaways Restaurant & Bar, and loads of adventure activities. It's one of the most popular wedding and conference destinations in the Greater Auckland region.Castaways have also embraced Glam Camping. And with three Coastal Tents located on the secluded cliffs above Karioitahi Beach, as well as a tree tent suspended in between two mighty totara trees - they've not done it by halves.The Coastal Tents are located 10 minutes by golf cart from the main resort, giving couples a chance to instantly unwind in a truly restful and romantic spot. The Tree Tent is located in-land from the resort, surrounded by pristine bush.Whatever glam camping option you choose, central heating makes this the perfect city escape year round. With your gourmet self-cook dinner and breakfast included in the package, all you need to think about is getting yourself there - the rest is taken care of.All these specially designed tents are the ultimate in 5 star glamping. Although completely off-grid, solar power produces electricity for lighting, stereo, even an espresso machine and refrigerator - which you'll find stocked full with all the food you'll need to create delicious, gourmet meals on the BBQ.So, either spend your evenings soaking in the sunken outdoor bath, watching the sun set over the ocean, or surround yourself with native bush in the one-of-a-kind Tree Tent. Go for a leisurely stroll on the stunning West Coast beach... Or wile away the hours watching the changing light through the trees.
One Contact Accommodation Service provides corporate and family travelers with a range of quality bed and breakfast options as well as private house options for their stay in Waiuku. Properties range from studio and one bedroom private units through to 6 bedroom homes. The One Contact service connects those requiring accommodation quickly and easily with serviced properties to suit their group configurations, arranges shuttle transport where required, makes dinner reservations and provides catering options as well as laundry service. Whatever you require for hospitality in Waiuku, One Contact can provide. We look forward to assisting with your stay here in Waiuku.
We have Campervan Caravan and Tent sites and Standard and Self contained Cabins. We are situated beside a safe tidal swimming beach, reserve and playground. A great place for families to stay. We are 2.5 km from Waiuku township, 10km from Karioitahi Surf and Fishing beach and only 45 mins to Auckland Airport.
Come in and enjoy a drink at the Oldest Continuous Licensed Hotel in New Zealand. The Kentish Hotel public bar and Portside Restaurant, enjoying a view of the estuary. You can also stay in one of our re-furbished rooms and have a truly old fashioned hotel experience at reasonable rates. We also cater for weddings with packages to suit in our picturesque surroundings. See accommodation listing on this site or go to our website for full details. Built in 1851 by Edward Constable who emigrated from Maidstone, Kent in England. Constable then went on to apply to the Colonial Secretary for a Publican's Special License and License No.47 was granted on January 10th 1853. That same license still continues today and the hotel lays claim to the longest continuous liquor license in New Zealand. Throughout its long history the Kentish has been at the heart of Waiuku life since it was built. It occupies a central location in Waiuku town, is near the entrance to the Waiuku harbor, and opposite the popular Tamakae reserve which serves as a base for the Waiuku Museum and other attractions.
The Roost Bed and Breakfast provides executive accommodation in Waiuku with studio ensuite rooms, 2 bedroom suites and group booking options. Accommodation in Waiuku for weddings and events.Breakfast is included in the room rate. The Roost offers continental or cooked breakfast options. Courtesy shuttle service to local events for guests with delivery and pick up through to midnight. View The Roost's website at https://www.theroost.co.nz for more details on our executive accommodation options available in Waiuku.
The VIEW is a promotion of Waiuku as a destination solution for all event needs, with local suppliers and providers on hand to make your gathering a success. Waiuku is a location with everything available to the event, function and party consumer. From venues to transport, entertainment to catering, accommodation to cakes and everything in-between. The VIEW has a showroom base at the historic Hartmann House, right in the middle of Waiuku township by the Estuary. A perfect place to arrange a meeting with vendors and discuss your requirements, or come through Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm daily and see what we are all about. For best placement of your event or gathering function, and the suppliers you need, discuss your idea with The VIEW's team. We are here to assist!
For Visitor Information, Bus & Train Information, Gifts & Souvenirs, Local Community Information and other services.
The Waiuku Information Centre is run by the Waiuku Business & Development Association and a group of wonderful volunteers.
For visitors or anyone wanting information about the area, pop in and see us. Waiuku and the Awhitu peninsula has so much to offer, from 4 Wheel drive adventures to it's unique local arts and beautiful beaches to explore.
Gifts and souvenirs are available to purchase (cash sales only).
Waiuku Credit Notes are also available as gifts and are accepted at most retail stores in Waiuku.
Auckland Transport Hop Cards are not available from the Information Centre but can be purchased at Kitchener Rd Superette and Queen St Superette. Card top ups have to be done online or at Pukekohe/ Papakura train stations.
Other services at the Information Centre:
Wednesdays from 9am - 10am - Community Cops drop in session. Anyone is welcome to drop in for a casual relaxed chat to their local community cop with any concerns they may have.
Wednesdays from 11.30am-1.30pm - Justice of the Peace clinic. This is a drop in clinic, no appointment needed.
Call us on: 09 235 6201
10am-3pm Wednesday to Sunday and most Public Holidays.
14 self-contained ground-floor units, serviced daily.Full room service.Continental & Cooked Breakfast available.Undercover parking available for motorbikes, cycles and boats.Space for parking boats, trucks and trailers.Carport for all units.Laundry (washing machine & dryer) is available to guests at a small cost.Fully equipped kitchens, Sky TV and telephone in all units.100 metres to town centre and restaurants.