Step back in time to a more leisurely age and holiday in a historic Rangitoto bach. For the first time in over 100 years you can book a bach and stay on Auckland’s iconic volcanic island.

Since the 1920s the baches on Rangitoto Island have been available to only a few families but now you too can experience bach life. Two of these historic baches have been lovingly restored in keeping with their age, still self contained but with the convenience of solar power and chemical toilets. There are currently two baches available to rent – Bach 78 and Bach 114. These are both are located at Islington bay on Rangitoto Island. 

BACH 114

Bach 114 is the larger of the two with 2 bedrooms a large dining/sitting room and a light spacious sun-porch with additional beds. Gas cooking and heating are installed and solar panels operate the lighting system. Totally ‘off grid’, this 1930s bach is situated amongst mature Pohutukawa.

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BACH 78

This classic Rangitoto Bach is opposite the Islington Bay Wharf, built in the 1920s it combines combines the tranquility of the past with modern convenience. It has 2 bedrooms, gas cooking and solar powered lights. Look out the window and watch the mullet jump only metres away.

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to book your stay at Bach 78

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GETTING TO RANGITOTO

Find out the options for getting to Rangitoto Transport includes a 30 minutes ferry from Auckland, sea shuttle, personal boats or for the more adventurous, kayaking.

PROTECTING OUR ISLAND BIODIVERSITY WITH DOC

Many of the Hauraki Gulf islands have no animal pests and are sanctuaries for native plants and animals. They are a national treasure.

Explore the rugged coastline, watch the sunset from the summit, experience the abundant birdlife or simply sit and soak up the tranquillity of a bygone age.