Bush Sand and Sea at Bethells Beach is a one bed roomed, self contained and elegant accommodation nestled in New Zealand's native bush of the Waitakere Ranges of Auckland's Wild West Coast.
Enjoy the peace, tranquility and seclusion of this environmentally-conscious retreat. Explore the bush walk with its bridges, board walks and stream. Enjoy our late departure policy after visiting the glow worms in the evening.
Whether you are escaping the city for the weekend, looking to recharge your batteries or looking for a beautiful pause in your trip through Aotearoa (New Zealand), we look forward to welcoming you
For Guests who arrive from Overseas, come directly to us from the Airport and who book 3 nights or more, we will shop according to your list, so those extra provisions are ready for you. You can reimburse the cost once here and you don't have to stop at any Supermarket while jet lagged!
Quoted rates are for 2 people. An extra $35 is charged per person. Discounted rates are offered when more then 3 nights are booked. We are happy to check each quote for long term stays and these must be confirmed before booking is made. Thank you.
A 55 minute drive from Auckland International Airport, or 40 minutes from Auckland central business district. Accessible by train from Auckland's Britomart to Waitakere station, which is a 15 minute drive from us.
A private 10acre block of native bush, located in the Waitakere Ranges of West Auckland, with a 10 minute drive to dramatic Bethells Beach, with its towering cliff-tops, blow-holes, sand dunes and sea caves. Enjoy the coastal walks, including a 15 minute walk along the beach to stunning O'Neils Bay (the local surf spot).
Native Forest, Lakes and Wetlands
All a brief drive away: visit the Cascades Kauri Park to see magnificent Kauri as nature intended - many up to 400 years old; the beautiful Scenic Drive, enjoying views of Auckland, Putamatekeo summit and Arataki Visitor Centre; enjoy the collection of lovely bush walks throughout the Waitakere River valley and up through the Scenic Drive, including waterfalls and stunning views; the striking sand dunes and swim in the land-locked Lake Wainamu; the regionally-significant Te Henga wetland, the largest in the region and former Maori Pa site and view the stunning Waitakere dam, source of the majority of Auckland's water.