6 Best Bookabach Holiday Homes In Whananaki, New Zealand

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A place of amazing scenery and endless activities, Whananaki offers travelers plenty of things to do whether exploring the turquoise waters or hiking the scenic tracks. Discover the east coast of Northland, New Zealand boasting the calm waters of the estuary or explore the Southern Hemispheres by taking its longest footbridge. Cool off on hot summer days and enjoy the waves and the open sea perfect for kayaking and surfing or just lay down on the beach to achieve that sun-kissed skin you’re dreaming of. Whatever the reason may be, make it even more special by staying at the best Bookabach holiday homes in Whananaki, ideal for your next island vacation.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on March 13, 2023.

1. Waterfront home offering spectacular views (from USD 364)

Prepare for a real treat as soon as you arrive at this unique property. Wake up and have breakfast at the outside table with sea views to die for and enjoy free access to two private beaches. Encourage family bonding while playing volleyball on the massive front lawn or share a delicious meal prepared in the simple kitchen before paddling around the bay or along the coast. Gather everyone in the comfy living room to plan for the next day’s activity before tucking into your queen-sized bed for a night of good sleep.

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Whananaki, Northland, NZ
17573.4 km (10919.6 mi) from Whangarei Falls
2 reviews  
Apartment 16 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

2. A patch of paradise perfect for a holiday (from USD 616)

Take delight in this holiday home nestled in a peaceful valley and surrounded by native bushes yet close enough to the beach. Admire the panoramic views of the ocean while staying in the extensive decks or relaxing in the rooftop spa. Soak up the sun while leisurely walking on the white sandy beaches that start from your doorstep and enjoy rowing a boat for a good spot to dive in or go fishing along the bay. Spend some quality time with the family while staying in any of the multi-level living spaces or in the outdoor living areas with landscaped gardens.

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26.15 km (16.3 mi) from Whangarei Falls
90 reviews   Wifi Available
House 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Kitchen was well equipped too
The house is welcoming comfortable and has everything you need
The house is welcoming comfortable and has everything you need
It would be wonderful in summer
online listing does not do it
Fishing and diving Can't wait visit again
Our host was helpful and a great communicator too
We arrived with average weather to find a true New zealand
karen was an awesome extremely easy going host which made the whole thing easy and stress free
We fell in love with the location
recharge your batteries and spend some quality time with family
A beautiful house in a beautiful location that's just hard to put into words
not many left like this in the world
I could not give enough props to this lovely location
The perfect place for a holiday House gardens views beaches all five star
so many good walks and surf beaches
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3. Modern house with great outdoor living (from USD 185)

Find peace in this secluded modern house not so close to the neighborhood and where a beautiful bay view is an absolute guarantee. Release the inner chef in you and prepare a simple breakfast in a fully equipped kitchen depicting the color combinations of nature outside. Take advantage of the large full-length deck and enjoy your perfect coffee and breakfast at the outside table and chairs while feasting your eyes to the lush of greens and turquoise water of the bay. If you wish to explore the sea, a short walk down the road is all you need to reach the beach perfect for swimming, snorkeling, or diving for crays.

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Whananaki North, Whananaki, NZ
24.15 km (15.1 mi) from Whangarei Falls
3 reviews  
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Well set up with everything necessary for a comfortable stay Fantastic location and great outdoor living and views
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4. Awesome house with classic Kiwi bach feel (from USD 637)

Built purely to accommodate you and your loved ones, enjoy staying in this architecturally designed holiday home comprising two interconnected dwellings. Indulge in the beautiful views of nature around the house through the floor-to-ceiling glass walls allowing natural light to brighten up the entire space. Move at ease in the spacious lounge room with a comfy sectional and hanging chair or enjoy the sea breeze anywhere on the large decks, walkways, and outdoor courtyard with plenty of seaters. After a day of exploring the nearby beach, make use of the fully functional bathroom with a clawfoot tub to rinse that salty, post-beach hair and skin.

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Whananaki North, Whananaki, NZ
22.55 km (14.1 mi) from Whangarei Falls
28 reviews  
House 16 Guests 6 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
It is located right on the beach side with beautiful view and surroundings
We all had our own bedrooms and great facilities
although even hanging out inside all day - you feel so connected to the outside world
The home is beautifully styled and has everything you need for a relaxing break
It is so relaxed and warm and comfortable There is so much to do and see
The house really does look like the photos
Unfortunately we had shocking weather and flooding issues
Owner has also provided entertainment facilities (kayaks board games of all sorts books etc) for the guests
A very well laid out bach with all the requirements for your stay
It is simply and gorgeously styled toasty warm and had everything we could needed
An awesome property Works very well for a larger group Would love to return for a longer stay
but lots of reading matter and games
Fantastic property in a lovely picturesque location
Such a great way for a few families to catch up in one place with great entertaining areas
Fantastic bach in a great location a++
5-10 min drive to the local beaches
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5. Well-equipped home close to the beach (from USD 182)

Offering an inviting view of the Poor Knights Islands, find complete relaxation in this welcoming accommodation with stunning views of the beach. Play with your kids in the expansive grassy lawn or go straight to the inviting beach for swimming or on the other end for surfing. Kick start your day sipping a cup of coffee while breathing the cool sea breeze or look forward to the majestic sunset with a glass of wine in your hand right in the comfort of your private deck. Gather the family members and have some time to just sit and enjoy the quietness of the place or set up a small feast anywhere in the patio with wooden table and chairs.

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24.87 km (15.5 mi) from Whangarei Falls
30 reviews   Wifi Available
House 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Our children quickly adapted to life without TV and internet
Gorgeous view and deck/lawn area
The views were spectacular and the bach itself was really well equipped especially the kitchen (of special note the garlic crusher and extra large coffee plunger)
The bach is a short 5 minute walk to the beach which is excellent for beginner and more experienced surfers and swimmers alike
Sparkling clean and very well equipped with everything you could need
A great set up Clean tidy and very well supplied Beautiful location
Wonderful location with its ease and proximity to a stunning beach
Amazing view great location
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6. Well-appointed brick house on the estuary (from USD 196)

Enjoy the holiday with the entire family in this child-friendly home situated on the estuary edge perfect even for your furry friends. Let the warm ocean breeze touch your skin while chilling out on the huge decks feasting your eyes with the inviting water of the sea which is just a stone’s throw away. Gather the family and feel welcome while lurking around the living room with comfy couches, preparing a hearty meal in the adjacent fully functional kitchen. If staying in Northland is still not enough, take a leisurely walk over the longest walking bridge in the southern hemisphere to discover the hidden gems of Whananaki South beach.

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Whananaki North, Hikurangi, NZ
21.85 km (13.6 mi) from Whangarei Falls
18 reviews  
House 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Great house with everything you need and heaps of space
Being across the road from the estuary meant the kids could easily take the kayaks down to the water Thanks for letting us stay at piglets-place
Great location very spacious suitable for several couples to stay
property in good state and was neat served us well for family and friends who came to my wedding for the weekend
Easy central location for us thanks heaps
This is a home for a family to create memories
Perfect location comforts of home plus all the nick knacks you could want to keep your kids busy Thankyou for sharing your home with us
always clean and tidy - looking forward to getting back asap
The location is perfect for a quiet getaway
Great house with plenty of room for a familynholiday lovely walks nearby and a short drive to swimming beaches
Easy access to beaches shops and local activities Clean and space everywhere for people to enjoy
We just love our stays here great location bach
Situated close to estuary great for kids opposite a grassy/tree filled reserve Quiet and private location
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Must-stay holiday homes when in Whananaki

Discover the hidden gems in the land down under by visiting this side of Northland and staying in one of these Bookabach in Whananaki. Don’t forget to bring enough sunscreen to avoid that painful sunburn which can hinder the fun on your upcoming getaway and do note the conditions laid out by the private rental owners as most of them follow Kiwi bach tradition that as a guest, you’re expected to follow.

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