At The Beach House
The Italians have a wonderful expression “la dolce fa niente” which translates as “the sweetness of doing nothing” and this may well be the most fabulous attraction at The Beach House. Friends, food, wine, a good book – the essential ingredients for a relaxing stay whether you’re curled up in front of the fire in winter or stretched out on a sun-lounger in the summer.
In summer, of course, the beach will draw you down to the water for as much swimming and snorkelling as you can cope with at any time of the tide. And at virtually any time of the year, for the more adventurous, we can arrange kayaks for a paddle around the bay, or we can point you in the right direction for a bit of a walk or a serious hike.
We can arrange an array of day trips with local tourism operators:
– Excursions to Bon Accord Harbour and tours of
Mansion House and its surrounds including the abandoned copper mines and the smelting house in Bon Accord harbour.
– Day trips to the Matakana Coast.
– Fishing charters
– Trips to some of the many Gulf Islands
The Matakana Coast – from deserted beaches to vineyards, charming villages with arts and crafts to marine reserves, farmers markets and outdoor music events, the Matakana Coast begs to be explored.
The Hauraki Gulf – it’s a world famous maritime playground. Kawau Island is just one of many islands of the Gulf from the volcanic Rangitoto, the bird sanctuary of Tiritiri Matangi, to the most populous, Waiheke with its thriving wine industry. Day trips from Kawau Island to many of these Islands can be arranged.