The SpaceWe are situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac 15 minutes drive in the northern suburb of Whangarei in the Kamo village which celebrates an assortment of bars, cafés and shops.
Your room has a double bed, however we can offer an additional room also with a double bed please inquire cost or see the "Room from Within". We also have twin beds for little ones if this suits better. Please inquire if you are interested. We have a portacot if needed, swings, slide for littlies.
We have a 21 speed bicycle if you require.
We have an older style home which is shaded by large Vitex lucens (commonly called the puriri and a pohutakawa which keeps the rooms cool.
We have a large flat section where you can feed the eels play Pétanque, molkkey or simply relax.
We have a large non heated swimming pool.
Whangarei’s bus service can be very erratic so we strongly suggest you have your own vehicle.
Having said that: I have put together many pages of how to get around using buses and shuttle services should you not have your own vehicle.
We know what it is like when travelling to a new area therefore we provide a booklet of maps and in depth information to help you have an exciting stay in Whangarei. Our booklet includes cost of the activity, how long to spend there, and how to get there on public transport.
We include a self catering continental breakfast included in your room rate which consists of Cereal Yoghurt, fruit, toast and jams Tea/Coffee
We respect your privacy so have a microwave in the unit for you to use and enjoy, should you wish to have meals onsite.
We do have a cot and high chair if you have small children.
A word of advice -any food items left unattended will be devoured by -Spencer -our small ginger cat.
THINGS TO DO:
Within our home:
Feed the eels
Card and board games
5 MINUTE WALK
- Kamo village –shops and cafés.
5 MINUTE DRIVE:
- 4km to Zion Wildlife Park
-1km Northland golf club
-0.5 km Parakaorie with a panoramic view.
10 MINUTE DRIVE-
- Whangarei Falls –Tikipunga -The most photographed waterfall in New Zealand. Easy access, surrounded by picturesque bush.
- AH Reed Kauri Park -This remnant of original Kauri forest contains a waterfall, walking tracks and a tree-top boardwalk among stately 500 year old Kauri trees. (This is easy access and you can visit the Kauri tree with a stroller or even in a wheelchair).
-Abby Caves where you can climb into the depths of the caves and view the glow worms stalactites and stalagmites. ( I will help you with torches, maps advice if you choose this activity)
15 MINUTE DRIVE- Town Basin Marina
The Town Basin is in the heart of the city, a popular haven for local and international cruising yachts. A waterfront development houses art galleries, craft shops, specialty shops, cafes and restaurants, and the renowned National Clock Museum.
-Claphams National Clock Museum -The largest collection of clocks in the southern hemisphere.
-Whangarei Art Museum -The permanent home of the civic art collection, and venue for outstanding national and international touring exhibitions.
-Mount Parihaka Lookout
Bush clad Mount Parihaka dominates the Whangarei landscape. The panoramic vista from the lookout shows the city below and how the tentacles of the harbour reach into the countryside shaped by the ancient volcanic cones and lava flows. At night the War Memorial atop the summit is lit for the city to see. Motor to the summit via Memorial Drive from Riverside Drive, or walk from Mair Park. A summit trail leads to the remnants and interpretation of an historic and extensive Maori Pa site.
-Native Bird Recovery Centre
A unique avian refuge for injured and threatened birds, from exhausted world wandering albatross to tiny fantails. Next to Kiwi North. Open daily, visitors welcome, admission free.
-Kiwi North - Museum. Kiwi House. Heritage Park
Featuring artifacts of Maori and European history, an original 1886 colonial Kauri homestead, historic chapel and school, working vintage machinery, and regular community live days bring history to life. The park is also home to the Kiwi House where visitors can see our living national icon. Open daily.
-Quarry Arts Centre
This bush-clad quarry site provides a unique working environment for a cooperative of artists and craftspeople. A rambling, enchanting collection of artist inspired studios and workshops, kilns, galleries. Home to the Annual Summer Do, an intensive summer art school which attracts leading NZ and overseas personalities. Visitors are welcome to wander, question and participate. Just a few minutes walk from the city centre and open daily.
45 MINUTES -The Bay of Islands – Snorkelling, Deep sea fishing, Guest AccessYou have your own bathroom with shower and bath and separate toilet which is within the home
A fridge shelf is available.
Board games enjoyed with coffee or tea Interaction with GuestsWe will try to respond to your request to stay quickly however we both work therefore it may be a few hours before we can reply. Please be patient, we still would love to host you.
We will be onsite in the upper part of our home to help you and give advice to you -enabling you to enjoy your stay :)
Beware any food left unguarded will be devoured by our cat.
Kiwis often rise early and also retire early therefore we ask that you limit noise after 10 pm.
The NeighborhoodThere is a large field for sport, Children's play area 2 minutes walk.