Bookable facilities


Please note that booking hours for regional parks campgrounds, SCC campgrounds, SCC parking areas, baches and bookable sites is as follows:

Daylight saving: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday through to Sunday
Non daylight saving: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday through to Sunday

No bookings can be taken over the phone (or in person on site) outside of these times.

No cash payments are available at any time on park. We strongly recommend that you call our contact centre in advance of your arrival on park on (09) 366 2000, option 1, to make your booking.

Animals (except aid dogs) are prohibited at all times.

Remember to be a tidy Kiwi!

All our regional parks are rubbish free. Whether you call it rubbish, trash or garbage, please bag it all up and recycle it or throw it away when you return home.


About Craw Homestead

Craw Homestead is a restored farmhouse which was part of a farm originally owned by the Craw family. The deck offers pleasant rural views to the west coast. A great place to relax and unwind with walking tracks just a short drive away.

Regional park: Click here for information about 'Anawhata' (including gate opening hours)
Bookable: View availability calendar
  Oct to May Jun to Sept
All Year
Friday, Saturday and public holidays
Community cost $133.00 $88.00 $133.00
Commercial cost $266.00 $176.00 $266.00
Max persons: 6
Max stay (Oct to May): 7 nights
Max stay (Jun to Sep): 14 nights
Booking restriction period: Off peak period is June-September (incl). This bach can be booked up to six months from todays month. e.g. In June you may make a booking for a date in December.
Check in time:  2:00 p.m.
Check out time: 12 Noon
Bedrooms: Three bedrooms. One with queen bed (master bedroom), one twin and one with a set of bunks.
Bathroom: One - shower only
Kitchen: Gas hob and oven.  Fridge is solar powered.  No freezer.
Power supply: Solar power for lighting, water pump and wastewater system.  No power points are provided in the house.
Water: All tap water in the house is drinkable.  There is a filter system on the water line.  Tank supply so please conserve water.
Heating: Gas flued.
Rubbish: There are no rubbish disposal facilities at the house. Please remember to take rubbish home. It is a good idea to think about minimising packaging in advance.
You need to supply: Bed linen, blankets, duvets, sleeping bags, additional pillows ,towels, tea towels, food, personal items, etc.  A torch is recommended for reading at night.


For more information please contact us at the Auckland Council or email


Access to the Craw Homestead is through two gates which have combination locks. Follow Anawhata Road for approx 7.2km and Craw Homestead is on the left – the first gate is off Anawhata Road. There is a second gate further up the driveway which leads to the bach. There is covered parking for two vehicles in the car port.

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