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.

Important notice

During peak period a minimum two night stay applies at this bach over weekends (Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun)


About Keddle House

Keddle House, located above remote Anawhata Beach is a solar-powered bungalow with particular heritage value. It was built by Walter and Sally Parker in the 1930's and still retains many of its original features. It offers spectacular views of the wild west coast beach from the sunroom as well as walking tracks down to the beach. There are also a number of other bush walks in the area.

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 $171.00 $114.00 $171.00
Commercial cost $342.00 $228.00 $342.00
Max persons: 6
Max stay (Oct to May): 7 nights
Max stay (Jun to Sep): 14 nights
Booking restriction period: 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: Two bedrooms. One with queen bed and one with two sets of bunks.
Bathroom: Shower cubicle with solar shower and basin with cold water. The flush toilet is accessed from the outside at the back of the house.
Kitchen: Gas hot water, fridge (NO freezer), gas hob and oven, pots/pans, cooking utensils, cutlery and crockery provided.
Power supply: Solar power for lighting, water pump, wastewater system and stove ignition. Do not use power points.
Water: All tap water in the house is drinkable. There is a filter system on the water line, tank supply (gravity fed roof water). Conserve water as there is a limited water supply.
Heating: Flued gas heater in lounge.
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 Keddle House is through a locked gate at the end of Anawhata Road. There is a relatively steep 500m gravel driveway leading down to the house and a small parking area.

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