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Keddle House at Anawhata, Waitākere Ranges Regional Park


COVID-19 Alert Level 2 – Accommodation information

Holiday parks and the Waiheke Backpackers Hostel are open for bookings with COVID-19 alert level measures and protocols in place.

Baches, campgrounds and lodges are open from 10am Monday 8 March 2021.

We will be reinstating our standard cancellation and amendment rules under Alert Level 2. Customers wishing to cancel or amend can do so online via their MyAuckland accounts.

Customers who have not started their planned stay over Alert Level 3 (28 Feb-6 Mar 2021 inclusive) that have not amended or cancelled these bookings will require a manual refund for the nights affected, and we will advise if details are required.

If you haven't received cancellation communications, please email regionalparks@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.

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.

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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.

Find out which tracks are open and closed, and read more about how to Protect our kauri trees.

202 Anawhata Road, Anawhata

Directions and access

Access Keddle House through a locked gate at the end of Anawhata Road (270).

The 500m driveway down to the house is quite steep. 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

6

Maximum stay

7 nights

Check-in time

2pm

Check-out time

12pm (noon)

Summer, weekend and public holidays

$198.00 (GST inclusive)

Winter weekdays

$126.00 (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.

Bedrooms

  • 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.

Amenities


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Water

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.

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Power supply

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

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Kitchen facilities

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

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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.

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Heating

Flued gas heater in lounge.

Rules


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Animals

Dogs, other animals and pets are prohibited at all times.

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Cleaning

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.

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Rubbish

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

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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.

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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.

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Fires

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 www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/report-it. Call our regional parks team on 09 366 2000 to report an urgent problem. Email general enquiries and feedback to regionalparks@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.