This is the ideal winter getaway destination! Urquharts Bay is located near the end of the Whangarei Heads peninsula and is a picturesque 35 minute drive from central Whangarei. The house is in a prime elevated waterfront location with direct access to the Urquharts Bay beach and many popular hiking trails. It is very private and quiet with stunning harbour, mountain and sunset views. The house was recently fully renovated and has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. All linen and towels are provided. Pets welcome by arrangement.
Urquharts Bay is safe, sheltered bay great for all water activities and easy for boat launching. You can access some very good fishing spots just 10 minutes from the beach and for those without a boat it's just a short walk along to the Urquharts Bay jetty - another popular local fishing spot. For surfers, Ocean Beach, is only 3 minutes drive away. The beach is patrolled by lifeguards in summer.
Back on land there are numerous walking tracks in the area that showcase the stunning coastal environment. These vary in fitness levels and duration. From Urquharts Bay, you can explore the Smugglers Bay walk and the Peach Cove track or for the more ambitious the 6 hour hike to Ocean Beach. From the property you can also see Mt Lion, Mt Manaia and Mt Aubrey, all manageable walks with breathtaking views of the coastline and harbour.
Tennis racquets are available should you wish to use the local tennis courts. Firewood is available for the outdoor fireplace but please be mindful of fire restrictions in summer. The property has over an acre of gardens which is contained but not fully fenced so please be mindful if you bring young children or a four legged family member. Whangarei Heads is a kiwi sanctuary. Also most of the DOC walking tracks do not allow dogs but they are welcome in Urquharts Bay and Ocean Beach.
We understand that plans can change and so we offer a relaxed refund policy. Travelers who cancel at least 14 days before check-in will get back 100% of the amount they've paid. If they cancel between 7 and 14 days before check-in, they'll get back 50%.
Urquharts Bay is truly a unique place to vacation and has so much to offer. You can do as much or as little as you like and the weather is rarely an issue.