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 Agave 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 LodgeBuilt 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 110 years.Lovingly restored to its former glory over the past 4 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 sun rises 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,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, Sky TV and a PlayStation. Room 2 the double room has a Queen bed, vanity, a Coffee machine and an ice bucket for that complimentary chilled bottle of wine. A third Room can be set up for extra guests if required. All rooms come with luxurious linen, towels and bathrobes.The FoodConnemara is a working 7.5-acre lifestyle block with Cattle, Sheep and free-range hens. The meat and eggs are grown right here on the property. Your stay with us includes farmhouse breakfasts that are the stuff of legend.Weddings and EventsConnemara is a wonderful venue for intimate weddings and Events with up to 50 guests. The large covered deck and park-like surroundings, not to mention the beautiful views, make Connemara a wonderful venue for your special day.What to do while you are staying with us.From absolutely nothing to Helicopter rides from the helipad in front of the house. For the Kids, the safe more formal playground, to the fully deer fenced 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.
Remember the days of family time with sprat and flounder netting then on to looking for crabs under the rocks at low tide.Carve your name into the cliff while your mates are having a swing on the old car tyre hanging from a tree.Available for rent is this 1950's HOUSE at the top of the hill, with fantastic views over 18 acres of farm land and the Manukau Harbour and only a 250 metre walk or drive to the beach.While sitting on your deck you are able to watch the activity of the birds below on the sand bar and your family checking their flounder net or just being kids.There is plenty of room on the lawn at the beach to park your vehicle, kayaks and fishing gear. Kayaks are available for hire, delivered and picked up.It is a great spot for floundering - bring a flounder net if you want flounder for breakfast or a sprat net for the kids to play with.The beach is a safe swimming beach for children and kayaking and also great for kayak fishing out in the Manukau Harbour.Moor your boat in the shallow water or in the deeper water on the other side of the sand bar.You are only 6 km to the 9-hole golf course next to Awhitu Regional Park on Brook Road.Bistro meals are available on Friday nights at the Awhitu Golf Club from 5.30pm to 8pm.You are 6km to the local store for supplies and petrol.Kayaks are available for hire with paddles and life jackets, delivered and picked up for small fee. Contact Colin at SressFreeAdventures for kayak hire.
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.
TAURANGARURU B&B WAIUKUThe name ‘Tauranga’ is a Maori name meaning of safe anchorage or resting place.The native more-pork is known for its haunting, melancholic call. This sound gives it the Maori name 'ruru'Only 6km from Castaways at Karioitahi with the black sand coastal beach and a striking 22km drive to the Manukau Heads Lighthouse and the beautiful Awhitu Regional Park with walking tracks and secluded white sandy beaches.You will have the run of the house and the outdoor areas, including the use of the Concept2 Rower and Schwinn Air Dyne assault bike.If you want action while on holiday, book a session at RX Fitness 235 Waiuku - 0211272585The 4 person Sauna is available for one x 2hr free session per booking.All guests share the large communal TV lounge with a sunny north facing window that is ideal for relaxing with a book. The Lounge has a rural outlook and double slider doors opening onto an east facing deck.Included in the room rate, guests will enjoy a continental breakfast available in the main dining room, to partake of at their leisure.We will meet and greet and advise interesting locations.We are committed to guest’s privacy and interaction with your hosts is at the level you choose.
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 Licence and Licence 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.
Waiuku Lodge MotelWelcomes YouWe offer you comfortable suites at an affordable price.From the moment you arrive you will enjoy our warm friendly hospitality.At Waiuku Lodge Motel we are committed to enhancing your accommodation experience when you visit Waiuku, Franklin, Auckland.Significant upgrading has occurred in presentation to ensure a pleasurable stay with us in Waiuku.Ideal for families, couples, groups, business or travelling visitors.Qualmark-rated 3.5-star.Enviro Assured Qualmark- rated Enviro Bronze
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.