Bed and Breakfast The Riverbank Homestay and B&B
12 Old Mill Lane, 0173 Ngunguru, New Zealand – Excellent location – show map
Excellent location – rated 9.6/10! (score from 13 reviews)
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Melva and Hilton
For your accommodation near Tutukaka Melva and Hilton welcome you to The Riverbank at this gorgeous setting amongst the fantails and warblers in a peaceful bush environment very near to Ngunguru and Tutukaka on the Twin Coast Discovery Route in Northland, New Zealand. The Riverbank is perfect for that unplugged getaway or a longer stay. We have broadband internet access with WIFI. We do not have TV. Our wild life will entertain you from our deck or on one of the walks about the property.
Melva and I lived on our 9.6m yacht for 15 years from 1993 and cruised throughout much of the Pacific over those years. I sailed since I was a kid, Melva since we were married. We love the sea and coast as much as we love our paradise. In 2008 we then moved to Ngunguru (Pronounced - Ngoo ngoo roo. Roll the r.) where we built our house and started The Riverbank Homestay and B&B. We are experienced travellers and hosts. We love the outdoors. Our door has always been open to visitors and we enjoy your company. Melva also manages our garden while I build our next boat in a shed on the property. Much of the food you will have will be fresh from our garden or preserved in our kitchen. Our next boat is under construction. It is a 10m displacement power cruiser. Meanwhile, we have canoes and a dinghy with outboard motor. We are near the sea. In between work, gardening, etc we can explore our coast and bush with walks. Melva, the beekeeper looks after our hives.
There are loads of activities near include diving, fishing, beaches, bush and coastal walks, bird watching, canoeing and kayaking, glow worm caves, waterfalls, giant kauri and more. Ornithologists welcome. See our Fantails, Gray warblers, Fern Bird, Tomtit, Tui, Waxeye, Pukeko, Bittern, Hawk and more. The Ngunguru Sand-spit and Estuary is an accessible wader bird habitat. You may even wish relax on the deck and watch the fantails and warblers while reading your book. If something wakes you in the night and it is not Ruru, it may be a Kiwi you are hearing. It is known that you have not been to New Zealand until you have stayed in Northland and you have not been to Northland until you have stayed on the Tutukaka Coast.
Languages spoken: English
Abbey Caves8.8 miles
Ah Reed Kauri Park9.1 miles
Mt Parihaka9.8 miles
Town Basin Marina10.8 miles
Claphams Clock Museum10.9 miles
Northland Event Centre11 miles
Whangarei Art Museum11.3 miles
Cafe/Bar Salt Air Cafe - (Ngunguru) - cute little cafe with good food and great coffee1.9 miles
Restaurant Schnappa Rock (Tutukaka) - one of the icons of the Tutukaka Coast, a licensed restaurant and bar, featuring Pacific style food. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner serving great coffee also.3.7 miles
Restaurant Wahi Restaurant - Oceans Resort - A hotel complex that offers great cafe facilities and restaurant dining. Nice out door seating for the summer months3.7 miles
Restaurant Marina Pizzeria - (Tutukaka) - Phone 09 434 3166 Rated one of the top pizzerias in the whole of New Zealand, it has a friendly atmosphere, great seating on the edge of the Marina, and a broad menu ( not just pizzas).A nice place for a morning coffee.3.7 miles
River Ngunguru River0.6 miles
Ocean/Sea Pacific Ocean1.9 miles
Mountain The light house on the north head of the harbour is a pleasant 15 minute hike from the bottom of the hill where you can beach the kayaks. Alternatively a 30 minute hike from the car park at the end of the road. High tide will cover the link to the island3.7 miles
Mountain Tane Moana - A giant Kauri located on the Matapouri Track. Quoted as the fourth largest Kauri in the world. 1 hours hike on The Matapouri Track from Waiotoi Rd.3.7 miles
Mountain It's official Tutukaka / Poor Knights Islands rates in the top ten places to visit in New Zealand. 20,000 people were surveyed and the list of the top 101 places was published in the NZ Herald 10/2/07. Poor Knights- Rikoriko Cave is the biggest sea cave i12.4 miles
Lake Check out this web page for loads of activities in our area: http://www.theriverbankhomestay.yolasite.com/walks-hikes-and-nearby-attractions.php0.1 miles
River Wetland Boardwalk0.1 miles
River Waioitoi Track - Wetland and Bush0.1 miles
Ngunguru Beach4,250 feet
Wellingtons Bay Beach2.5 miles
Kowharewa Bay Beach2.8 miles
Church Bay Beach2.9 miles
Pacific Bay Beach3.1 miles
Whangarei Airport11.5 miles
Bay of Islands Airport40.9 miles
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This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel
These are the steps this property has taken to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel:
- Option to reuse towels
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Until 10:00 AM
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Children & Beds
Children not allowed.
Crib and extra bed policies
There's no capacity for cribs at this property.
This property doesn't offer extra beds.
The minimum age for check-in is 18
The Riverbank Homestay and B&B accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Smoking is not allowed.
Parties/events are not allowed
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.
Please inform The Riverbank Homestay and B&B of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.
This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.
FAQs about The Riverbank Homestay and B&B
The Riverbank Homestay and B&B offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):
- Golf course (within 2 miles)
The Riverbank Homestay and B&B is 1.1 miles from the center of Ngunguru.
The following parking options are available to guests staying at The Riverbank Homestay and B&B (subject to availability):
- Parking on site
- Private Parking
- Free parking
The prices at The Riverbank Homestay and B&B may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.
Room options at The Riverbank Homestay and B&B include:
From the nearest airport, you can get to The Riverbank Homestay and B&B by:
- Car 25min
Check-in at The Riverbank Homestay and B&B is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.
Guests staying at The Riverbank Homestay and B&B can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).
Breakfast option(s) include:
- Full English/Irish