The Bach is private, secluded, and north facing (the sunny side!) with sea Welcome to 'The Bach'views. Perfect for honeymooners, or a couple of mates, a wee family, birders, serious botanists, fern fans, or pharolophiles (lighthouse enthusiasts).
The Bach is located up on a hill at "the end of the road," nestled in native bush. Wake up to bird song, and unwind...
The open plan design comprises one queen size and one single bed opening into a ounge, stepping down into a kitchen/dining area. Outside, decking provides a sheltered seating area for alfresco dining surrounded by fern trees and native bush.
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You will awake to the song of bellbirds, kaka, tuis, bellbirds, the squeak of fantails and the cries of weka. Step outside and you are at the head of the trail which winds through coastal bush to Acker's point lighthouse. Amble in the other direction and in 20 minutes you could be sipping a "coldy" (handle of Speights) at the Pub in the heart of the Halfmoon Bay township.
In either direction you will see "all sorts". Penguins (little blues) nest at Acker's Point; and Fiordland crested penguins have been seen moulting at the boathouses of Lonneker's Bay. Sea lions make occasional appearances - their skunky pong wafts up along the trail, and a particularly grumpy female has made herself at home around town (including a surprise visit to the ladies loo at the Pub!) You will certainly see your share of Stewart Island kiwis (the gumbooted variety) Stewart Island brown kiwi have been sighted around the township, and we can recommend good kiwi-spotting guides and walks.
In the Spring, baby oystercatchers follow their mum on the local Bay beaches (don't venture too close or your scalp will get a severe piercing from an angry parent!)
On an evening ramble you might glimpse New Zealand's only endemic mammal: bats make their way down the Ringa Ringa road and flit about in the gloaming. In the summer months, on dusk, muttonbirds crash land their way home at Acker's Point. If you glimpse a whitetail deer bounding through the ferns, don't tell your hostess unless you want to make her really mad...deer habitually snack on Philippa's garden and are not welcome!