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Kaipātiki Bach at Kaipātiki

Kaipātiki Bach was the camp manager's house for many years and is now available for visitors to use. It takes its name from the original name of the land block where this reserve sits.

Located in the campground next to the Parakai Springs Hot Pools, this bach is the perfect escape if you want to relax in a homely space. It is set in a green oasis within walking distance to a thermal pool offering.

You can also use the bach as a base for your west coast adventures:

  • mountain biking
  • horse riding
  • tree climbing
  • 4 x 4 or off-road motorcycling
  • beach rambles
  • fishing on the Kaipara.

Alcohol is prohibited at all times.

150 Parkhurst Road, Parakai

Directions and access

Turn into the main driveway entrance to the Parakai Springs Hot Pools. Follow the driveway past the pool complex entrance and carpark to the locked gate. We will give you a combination code for the gate with your booking confirmation. Turn right to get to the bach.

You need to phone us on 09 301 0101 five days before your booking starts so we can give you the access code to retrieve the bach key.

See more about Kaipatiki access information.

Availability and prices

Maximum number of people


Maximum stay

7 nights

Check-in time


Check-out time


Summer, weekend and public holidays

$136.00 (GST inclusive)

Winter weekdays

$90.00 (GST inclusive)


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Booking information

Bookings can only be made six months in advance for baches. Availability refreshes at midnight daily.

See more about How to book accommodation.


  • Bedroom one: one queen bed
  • Bedroom two: two sets of single bunks
  • Bedroom three: two single beds.
You need to supply bed linen, blankets, duvets, sleeping bags, additional pillows, towels, tea towels, food, mosquito repellent and personal items.




Drinkable (potable) town water supply.


Power supply

Standard domestic power supply.


Kitchen facilities

Fridge/freezer, oven, microwave, toaster, kettle, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery provided.


Toilets and bathrooms

Combined bath and shower. One flush toilet in separate room.



Electric column heaters are provided. Kent fireplace with wood supplied in winter.




Dogs are prohibited at all times.



You must keep the house and surrounding site clean and tidy during your stay, and when you leave. Charges will apply if more cleaning is needed.



Rubbish bin inside the home. Place your rubbish and recycling in bin located outside the house before departure.


Overnight vehicles and tents

One parking space within bach site.
You may not stay in tents or camp in vehicles around the cottage.



Fires prohibited at all times.

Information about the park

Map of Kaipātiki Bach

Report a problem

Report a non-urgent problem at Call our regional parks team on 09 366 2000 to report an urgent problem. Email general enquiries and feedback to