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Matapouri, Whangarei





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Car Available

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Property ID: 238

Property type and description
House - Holiday home / Bach

Location notes

  • Coastal
  • Walking distance from the beach
  • Short drive to a golf course

Swap parties allowed at this property

  • Couples
  • Couples - Retired
  • Families

Swap periods available

Nearest Town / City

Nearest Airport
45 KM

The location shown on this map is an approximate location, not the actual address of the property.

About us

Member ID: 292

Hi, we are a clean and non smoking family of 4 visiting Wanaka this school holidays with two nephews in tow. We welcome any swaps near Cardrona this winter. 2020 will be our 4th swap - so far so excellent! Lincoln and I are both technology people (client-side) though I have been home with the kids for 16years now. We live in Western Springs, Auckland. The property listed is our bach and we are happy to swap our Auckland instead but can only really do this during school holidays :). Ask if you would like to know more about our city property. The children (13, 14, 14 and16yrs) are not boisterous, they are respectful of property and have good manners - we'll take care of your home and leave it as we found it. We're looking to swap with a like-family, couple or singles :)

Our Dream Locations

Some locations we are interested in visiting

Queenstown / Wanaka
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Property description and facilities

If you have a house in Wanaka, we'd love to hear from you. 2020 will be our 4th swap. Matapouri is the quinessential, golden sand, Northland beach. It is most famous for it's long-hot-summer vibe of huge, dripping hokey pokey ice cream cones, tall milkshakes, beach cricket and sand castles. It is flanked by a beautiful headland track, wrapped in native flora, that leads to the stunning Whale bay with its red pohutukawa tumbling onto the sand. Matapouri is located 20mins east of Whangarei. Our central Auckland house is also available during Christmas/NY/January school holidays. It is in Western Springs between Grey Lynn, Kingsland and the cafes of Morningside - please enquire :).

The bach is inside gated community, 5mins walk to Matapouri beach.

White room: QN bed with trundle bed beneath.
Black room: QN bed
*Bunkroom off the garage sleeps 4
One family bathroom
One separate WC (garage)
Outdoor shower
Open plan living with log burner

*The bunkroom has a number of double and single foam mattresses - you assemble the combination that works for you.

  • BBQ
  • Boat Parking
  • Deck / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Firewood available
  • Freeview
  • Indoor Shower
  • Insulated house
  • Internet
  • Kayaks
  • Life Jackets
  • Lock-up garage
  • Microwave
  • Mobile Coverage
  • Outdoor grassed area
  • Outdoor shower
  • Tank water
  • TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Wifi
  • Wood burner

Location description and facilities

Matapouri properties are located in one of two areas: Matapouri village or the surrounding hills. This bach is inside the village so you walk or bike everywhere.
*Walk to the beach
*Walk to the local store for a latte and morning paper.
*And back later for fish'n'chips or the biggest single ice cream cone on the planet :)
*Walking tracks are many but the most stunning (Whale Bay loop) is from our back door
*Kayak in the bay, in the estuary, Tutukaka harbour bays or Ngunguru mangroves
*Bridge jumping, swimming, fishing.
*Wharf fishing at Tutukaka Marina
*Visit the cafes and restaurants of Tutukaka marina (6km drive).
*Surf/boogie board beach 5mins drive (Sandy bay)
*Surf lessons in summer - sometimes free (Sandy bay)
*Visit Poor Knights Island reserve and snorkel, dive, kayak (google "Perfect Day Tutukaka")
*Fishing charters leave from Tutukaka
*Horse riding at Sandy Bay
*Tennis court on site
*9 hole golf in Ngunguru

Facilities close by:

  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Boat ramp
  • Boating
  • Boogie Boarding
  • Bush Walking
  • Cafes
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet skiing
  • Marine reserves
  • Playing fields
  • Public library
  • Restaurants
  • River
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Surf lessons
  • Surfing
  • Swimming beach
  • Tennis

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