Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Hahei – get a true Kiwi bach experience

Hahei beach

 If you visit New Zealand and want the quintessential Kiwi beach experience, you could do worse than renting a bach (said – batch - that's what we call summer houses) in Hahei on the Coromandel Peninsula.  There is a little bit of motel type accommodation there but, in my mind, a bach is the way to go.

Basic bach

Fancy bach
Baches range from the basic to the luxurious – and are priced accordingly.  I am not in the business so can't give you advice about how to find one but there are several NZ sites that specialise in bach rentals.

Dolphins at Hahei beach

Hahei is a lovely ocean beach – it has a surf club which patrols the beach during the summer.  When there, we have seen dolphins gambolling just offshore.

Hahei store

There are only a couple of cafes and one restaurant – so unless you range further afield you will need to self cater – buying your things from the one general store there.  Hahei is very close to Cathedral Cove – which is one of the prettiest spots anywhere.

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  1. Would love to vacation there!

  2. Niceeee! I would love to go there someday (:

  3. We have stayed in a couple of Bach's at different times when visiting our Daughter, I just love the @Living on the Beach@ feel, last year we had one with an outside Pizza oven as well as the BBQ....Lovely


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