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Craw Homestead at Anawhata, Waitākere Ranges Regional Park

Craw homestead is a restored farmhouse which was part of a farm originally owned by the Craw family. The house features three bedrooms, open plan living and dining rooms and seperate reading room.

The deck offers pleasant rural views to the west coast. A great place to relax and unwind, with walking tracks just a short drive away.


Help protect our kauri trees

We have closed large sections of the Waitākere Ranges to prevent the spread of kauri dieback.

When you visit our parks you need to clean your footwear and equipment to avoid transferring disease from one area to another. For more information see Protect our kauri trees.

209/213 Anawhata Road, Anawhata

Directions and access

Speed limit is 10km per hour at all times - drive with care and watch out for children.

Access is through two gates with combination locks - we will give you a combination code for the gate with your booking confirmation. Follow Anawhata Road for approximately 7.2km and Craw Homestead is on the left – the first gate is off Anawhata Road. The second gate is further up the driveway which leads to the bach.

See more about Anawhata, Waitakere Ranges Regional Park access information.

Availability and prices

Maximum number of people


Maximum stay

7 nights

Check-in time


Check-out time

12pm (noon)

Summer, weekend and public holidays

$143.00 (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.

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  • Bedroom one: one queen bed
  • Bedroom two: two single beds
  • Bedroom three: one set of single bunk beds (i.e. sleeps 2 people). Top bunk is not recommended for under 9 year olds.
You need to supply bed linen, blankets, duvets, sleeping bags, additional pillows, towels, tea towels, food, mosquito repellent and personal items. A torch or battery-powered lamp is recommended for reading at night.




All tap water in the house is drinkable. There is a filter system on the water line. This is tank supply so please conserve water.


Power supply

Solar power for lighting, water pump and wastewater system. There are no power points in the house.


Kitchen facilities

Solar powered fridge but no freezer. Gas hob and oven, kettle for gas cooker, pots and pans, cooking utensils, cutlery and crockery provided.


Toilets and bathrooms

One bathroom with shower, toilet and hand basin.



Flued gas heater.




Dogs are prohibited at all times.



You must keep the bach and surrounding site clean and tidy during your stay, and when you leave.



No bins or rubbish disposal facilities. Take all rubbish and recycling with you when you leave.


Day visitors

You may have up to a total of 12 people at the house during the day. This includes visitors and the booked group.


Overnight vehicles and tents

There are two covered parks for vehicles in the carport.
You may not stay in tents or camp in vehicles around the homestead.



Fires prohibited at all times.

Information about the park

Map of Craw Homestead

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