New Zealand destinations
Escape the pressure and stress of your busy life to one of New Zealand's most dramatic and beautiful locations - Bethells Beach, located only 40 minutes drive from Auckland's CBD.
Situated at an incredible vantage point on the West Coast of Auckland, Bethells Beach Cottages are made up of two fully self-contained cottages and one self contained apartment all offering casual comfort and fantastic coastal views of the Tasman Ocean.
Bethells Beach Cottages are a short walk or drive from the majestic beauty of Bethells Beach (Te Henga). This wild and rugged coastline offers blissful solitude and striking views with its black iron sands, maram and pingau grass laden dunes and the sights and sounds of the pounding surf of the Tasman Ocean as it hits the shoreline.
This is an ideal spot for surfing, surf casting and/or rock fishing. If you head in the direction of the beach, don't forget to make time to explore the caves at night under the magical light of the glow worms and phosphorescence. Alternatively, you may choose to pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the relative calm of Lake Wainamu, a fresh water lake well suited to swimming. You may decide to discover the expansive black sand dunes along the way, or go on a bush walk to examine the excellent examples of New Zealand native flora and fauna. You are also close to many world class vineyards and some fantastic restaurants and cafes.
There are many things to see, do and experience within short driving distance of Bethells Beach Cottages so you can do as much or as little as you like.
Due to most guests' preference for absolute privacy, hosts Trude and John tend to keep a very low profile. However, as longtime Bethells Beach/West Auckland locals, they are able to provide guests with information on local adventures and indulgences, historical accounts of the area and personal walking tours of beach, valley and dunes by arrangement.
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