Te Whanga

Te Whanga, meaning the harbour in Maori is an incredibly beautiful house at the beach in Tauranga Bay 20 minutes south of Westport and 50 MINUTES NORTH OF PUNAKAIKI. Between 9 mile beach to the south and “The bay” to the north Te Whanga offers ocean views to the front and back, which needless to say is great for surfers!


Kitchen, living and dining:

The open plan living, dining and kitchen areas open up with two big doors opening up to the grand balcony. The kitchen is supplied with everything you need to cook your own meals with a stove and oven, fridge, hot water jug, toaster microwave and all cutlery and crockery.

The dining table has room to seat 6 people so you can enjoy the views of Tauranga bay while you eat. If the night is a little cold the living area has a fire and a heat pump to keep you warm.


Te Whanga has two double bedrooms and a twin,  ALL with ocean views, two rooms have their own sets of doors opening up to the balcony. Linen and towels supplied.


The bathroom at Te Whanga is a beautiful new bathroom with a lot of hard work put in to make it functional and very comfortable. A big bath is a great way to finish a day at the beach and a shower head that will leave you writing down the model for your own house.

Outside areas:

The grand balcony looking out to the bay is the place to be on a sunny day! Watching the surfers doing their thing if you are not out there already. Big french doors open up from the living room to the balcony where you can spend your days with a book listening to the waves. The big garden is also a great place to hang out on those long summer days!

Washing machine and dryer included,

Things to do at Tauranga Bay:

Seal colony. 2 mins drive or a 15 minute walk from Te Whanga is the Cape Foulwind Seal colony. A beautiful 30 minute walk to see the seals on the rocks or an hour return to go further and check out the lighthouse too!

Surfing! Tauranga bay is possibly the best surfing spot on the coast right in front of Te Whanga you have “The Bay” and right behind Te Whanga is “9 mile”, so pumping left or right the choice is yours! Surf lessons available, contact Punakaiki Beach Camp 03 7311894.

Booking details:

Check in: 3pm Check out: 10am

Cost: $300 one to four people, $25 extra adult, $15 extra child

All Holiday houses require full payment at time of booking. If cancelling outside on month before arrival a full refund is given. Within one month of arrival no refund is given.

Book your place today

During the summer we can be very busy sometimes, to secure your place hit the 'BOOK NOW' button below to be directed to our online booking sytem or contact us on the details at the bottom of the page.