Blissful views

B & B or studio style cottage
and great hosts

Welcome to Powai …

Delightful rural retreat

Do as little or as much as you like.  Do you feel the need to escape the speed and pressures of modern day life? To find an oasis of calm and peace? A place where you can unwind?  Powai B & B or self -contained studio cottage is Just 80 mins north of central Auckland.  Hidden in the heart of rural New Zealand country side, on the Kaipara.

Escape to the Kaipara coast and discover another of New Zealand’s beautiful coastlines.  Powai is located on the Oneriri Peninsula, on the edge of the Kaipara harbour. 15 min’s west of Kaiwaka. We are a little off the beaten track; hidden in the heart of rural New Zealand country side … a perfect escape…

  • Base to explore from
  • Getaway
  • Romantic escape
  • ‘Mini-moon’
  • Stop off on your travels

Kaiwaka is situated at an important junction. Roads east lead to Mangawhai and its surf beach, coastal walks and golf course, Saturday market, Bennett’s chocolate factory, museum and art gallery – only a twenty minute drive.  Also the Northland wine trail. Another beautiful beach is Te Arai Point, a huge and secluded beach with a natural bathing pool in the rocks.  Slightly further afield is the Scottish town of Waipu.   Not far on the SH1 drive straight ahead to Whangarei and the Bay of Islands or turn left at Brynderwyn and follow the Twin Coast Discovery Highway along Northlands’ Kauri coast. Visit the Matakohe Kauri Museum. Travel on to Dargaville and North to see Waipoua Forest with its ancient kauri trees and Trounson Kauri Park. We can be a base for you to explore from or a stop off on your journey northwards and vice versa

As you arrive, you are looking across the Otamatea River. This is the river of Jane Mander’s famous book “The Story of a New Zealand River” and reputed to be the inspiration for the film “The Piano”. Maungatoroto is across the water and Kaiwaka off to the right. We are privileged to have such an amazing view.

Close to an all-tide public boat ramp for those who would like to fish the Kaipara, excellent for snapper, scallops and flounder.

Take a leisurely kayak around the bays, watch a DVD, listen to your favourite CD, read a book, take a walk or simply relax. Enjoy the perfect escape!





Getaway for the weekend or longer