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Keddle House at Anawhata, Waitākere Ranges Regional Park

COVID-19 accommodation information

Auckland Council baches remain self-clean spaces. Please clean all utensils, crockery and surfaces on your arrival and departure.

To limit the potential number of contaminated surfaces, we have removed all unnecessary items e.g. books and games, to maintain a high level of hygiene and allow for thorough cleaning of all surfaces. For hygiene reasons all pillows have been removed so please ensure that you bring your own pillows.

Keddle House, located above remote Anawhata beach is a solar-powered bungalow with particular heritage value. It was built by Walter and Sally Parker in the 1930s and still retains many of its original features.

This two bedroom house offers spectacular views of the west coast beach from the sunroom.

There are walking tracks down to the beach and a number of other bush walks in the area.


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

Access to Keddle House is through a locked gate at the end of Anawhata Road.

There is a relatively steep 500m gravel driveway leading down to the house. Large trailers are not permitted due to the steep access road and a small parking and turning area at the bach site.

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

$195.00 (GST inclusive)

Winter weekdays

$125.00 (GST inclusive)


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Booking information

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

Find out about booking changes and cancellations, and booking if you are under 18, on How to book accommodation.


  • Bedroom one: one queen bed
  • Bedroom two: two sets of single bunk beds (i.e. sleeps 4 people). Top bunks are not recommended for under 9 year olds.
You need to supply bed linen, blankets, duvets, sleeping bags, 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, tank supply (gravity fed roof water). Conserve water as there is a limited water supply.


Power supply

Solar power for lighting, water pump, wastewater system and stove ignition. Do not use the power points.


Kitchen facilities

Fridge but no freezer. Gas hot water, hob and oven. Pots and pans, cooking utensils, cutlery and crockery are provided.


Toilets and bathrooms

One bathroom: shower cubicle with solar shower and basin with cold water. There is a flush toilet at the back of the house that can be accessed from the outside.



Flued gas heater in lounge.




Dogs are prohibited at all times.



You must keep the house and surrounding site clean and tidy during your stay, and when you leave.
To protect against COVID-19 please clean all utensils, crockery and surfaces on your arrival and departure.



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

Maximum of four permit holder vehicles (including visitors) permitted to park at the house. All other vehicles must use the public parking area at the end of Anawhata Road and walk down to the bach.
You may not stay in tents or camp in vehicles around the house.



Fires prohibited at all times.

Information about the park

Map of Anawhata, Waitākere Ranges Regional Park

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