The rugged, dramatic beauty and pounding waves of our wild west coast beaches draw surfers, artists, families and celebrities alike. These long stretches of volcanic black sand, rocky clifftops and sweet swells make for a dream holiday destination. The surf beach and surrounding area is a popular recreational area for all New Zealanders, take a look below at whats on offer!

Visit the Beach

3 Minute Walk

An absolutely beautiful west coast beach within a stones throw of your suite. Enjoyed by surfers, boogie boarders, kite surfers, beach walkers, horse riders, sunset seekers, sand castle construction workers, dog walkers and many more.

World Famous Gannett Colony

15 Minute Walk

Visit the comings and goings of the busy Muriwai Gannet Colony. Take your camera just a short way through the bush or over the beach.

Surf School

3 Minute Walk

A kiwi owned and operated surf school is located only 1 minutes walk from the beach where lessons include both a surfboard and wetsuit. Also available to rent are surf boards, wetsuits and even blo-karts on a windy day.

Muriwai All-Weather Golf

2 Minute Drive

Play a true links course offering all year round golfing with the most spectacular views over the Tasman Sea. Dry underfoot in the winter and thoroughly irrigated in the summer for perfect conditions.

Bush Walks

In walking distance

Take a variety of bush walks straight from our door step. You can enjoy a 10 minute walk through the native forest to a scenic look out, or plan a longer tramp e.g. The Hillary Trail or Goldie Bush Scenic Reserve track, through coastal Kauri forest and the impressive Mokoroa Falls. It all starts  here!

Horse Riding Track

3 Minute Drive

Trek the beach on horse back along one of New Zealand's Top Five Horse Treks (as voted by the New Zealand Herald), catering to groups of any and all sizes.

Woodhill Forest

15 Minute Drive

Woodhill Forest is a stunning natural adventure playground for mountain biking or trail walking, the perfect destination for year-round activities. Suitable fun for the whole family!

Parakai Springs

20 Minute Drive

These natural thermal pools are ideal for soaking tired bones in the private spa after a long travel.

Kumeu Wine Country


Experience Kumeu Wine Country, Auckland’s Heritage Wine Region. This area has a rich history in wineries dating back to the 1930’s.. Kumeu Wine Country is renowned for unique cellar door experiences, offering, festivals, special events and summertime jazz to entertain you.

Shops & Amenities

2 - 15 Minute Walk

There are two Take Away / Cafes in walking distance, or just 9km up the road in Waimauku you'll find the local supermarket, alongside cafes and restaurants. Spoil yourself in the award winning restaurant The Tasting Shed, they can even drive you back to Muriwai if requested.