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 Vine House

Vine House has four bedrooms (one down stairs), bathroom and open plan living, with the kitchen and dinning areas opening onto a covered deck.

Regional park: Click here for information about 'Mahurangi' (including gate opening hours)
Bookable: View availability calendar
  Oct to May Jun to Sept
All Year
Friday, Saturday and public holidays
Community cost $111.00 $66.00 $111.00
Commercial cost $222.00 $132.00 $222.00
Max persons: 8
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
Access: Accessible by water only. Must have water craft appropriate for coastal boating.
Cleaning: Bach operates on a self-clean basis.
Bedrooms: Four bedrooms (one down stairs), one bedroom with a queen bed and two bedrooms each with two single beds. The down stairs room has a double bed.
Bathrooms: Combined bathroom with a shower, toilet and hand basin.
Kitchenette: Fridge/freezer, stove, toaster, jug, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery provided.
Power supply: Standard domestic power supply.

Untreated tank water. (gravity fed from roof ). The Ministry of Health recommend boiling untreated drinking water. Water is filtered but untreated. Bore water supply to toilet. Conserve water as there is a limited water supply.

Heating: Electric column heater provided.
Rubbish: There are no rubbish disposal facilities in any regional park. 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.
Boat launching:

No boat landing or launching facilities at the house. Storage shed beside the beach for boating equipment or kayaks.


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


The house is only accessible by water (boat, kayaking etc). Boat to the southern end of Lagoon Bay, Note: The bay is inside the harbour entrance on the western side of the Mahurangi East peninsula. Lagoon Bay is a shallow tidal bay, which dries extensively. Close shore access by boat at high tide only. The bach is a 100m walk up from the beach, via a steep track with approx. 75 steps.

Dolly or kayak wheels are worth considering. All tide access is available from Big Bay. Note: Refer to Big Bay Bach directions and access for details on Big Bay beach. Then 15min walk over the ridge back to Lagoon Bay. Kayaks or dinghies can be hand-launched from Sullivans Bay approx. 2.2km, or there is a boat ramp with boat trailer launching facilities at Wenderholm Regional Park (for details link to Wenderholm/facilities/boat ramp).

Also Scott Landing, Martins Bay, and Opahi Bay have boat trailer launching facilities. Check with the Council for restrictions on these boat ramps, e.g. access, parking, tides that may affect the use of the boat ramp.

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