Lovely, modern, spacious self-contained ground floor apartment a mere 5-minute amble to the awe-inspiring Ripiro beach, the longest driving beach in NZ. New queen bed and bathroom, fully equipped kitchenette, wi-fi. Twelve minutes from Dargaville's shops and restaurants. The perfect base for exploring the Kai Iwi Lakes, the ancient Kauri forest (40 min) and Whangarei on the east coast (50 min). Friendly hosts Gary & Yoko will ensure your privacy. Note: our toddler sometimes makes a bit of noise.
The perfect place to wind down after a day exploring the changing landscape of the 100km driving beach: just open the windows and hear the sea roar, or chill out in the sheltered outdoor area. Spacious one bedroom (with new queen bed) and living room/kitchenette with large fridge, lots of kitchenware, washing machine, fully self-contained. There's ample parking out front, easy access to apartment, TV, wi-fi, new single sofa bed. Local takeaways/general store Sharky's is a 5-minute walk.
Accès des voyageurs
The downstairs apartment is fully self-contained. Guests are welcome to come up and see the views from our deck.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
We live on the property and we're available to our guests from 8am to 9pm every day, 24/7 for emergencies. We're happy to answer any questions.
If you're planning to drive along NZ's longest driving beach, make sure to plan for tides, tell someone you're going, take a rope in case you need towing, and make sure you've got a 4WD (or quad bikes can be hired from the nearby camping ground). This is the 'wild west' coast, and a great surf beach, but experienced swimmers only (because of rips and holes). The walking tracks are a must-see, and only take approximately 15 to 20 minutes. On rainy days the Dargaville Museum is well worth visiting, and Whangarei on the East Coast is a mere 50-minute drive.
I'm a writer living with my wife Yoko and two-year-old child, Minay. Oh, and three chickens and two cats. We love living here by the beach - the quiet, the fresh air, and proximity to so many wonders of nature.