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 Barr Cottage

Barr Cottage was built by Bill Barr between 1935 and 1940. Materials were reused from the original Barr cottage of the late 1880s, which once stood alongside.

Regional park: Click here for information about 'Huia' (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 a queen bed, two with two single beds in each.
Bathroom: Bath/shower and separate toilet
Kitchen: Fridge/freezer, stove, microwave, and toaster, jug, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery provided.  
Power supply: Standard domestic power supply.
Water: Tank supply, stream fed, please boil all drinking water.
Heating: Electric column heaters provided. Stack fire place in living area. Bach users must supply firewood.
Rubbish: Barr Cottage has a bin, please use the rubbish bags provided and place your rubbish bags in the bin outside the bach.
You need to supply: Bed linen, blankets, duvets, sleeping bags, additional pillows, towels, tea towels, food, personal items etc.
Boat launching: Boat landing or launching facilities either from beach with 4WD or at nearby ramp.


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


Little Huia, Southern Waitakere Ranges. 40km and approximately 50 minutes drive from downtown Auckland. The cottage is located at 1368 Little Huia Road, on the side opposite to Little Huias tidal beach.

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