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“Beachcomber Motel, Kawakawa Bay” 3 of 5 stars
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Kawakawa Bay
Auckland, New Zealand
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Ranked #77 of 186 things to do in Auckland
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“Beachcomber Motel, Kawakawa Bay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We cycled here and Kawakawa Bay is a lovely spot with great views out into the Gulf. The motel is directly across the road from the beach so you can wake and look directly out at the beach. The motel is in a perfect position and the owner/manager was a very pleasant chap. We stayed in a small end unit which, although dated, is perfectly good as a place to stay - plenty of equipment to make for a pleasant enough stay and a great sleep.

The unit we stayed in was sorely needing a spring clean but otherwise, we would have rated it higher.

Well worth a little weekend away from the city.

Visited October 2013
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“Over the hills but not far away!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

A weekend stay at the Beachcomber Motel in Kawakawa Bay was idyllic! A drive to Thames, Karangahape Gorge, Tapapakanga Regional Park, Miranda Bird Sanctuary, Miranda Hot Pools,and Orere Point were all crowd-free no-time-limit pleasures.

Visited May 2013
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“Nice Bay but....”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

What a lovely bay with gorgeous views....lovely until you see sewerage pipes sticking out into the water with accompanying signs that the water is polluted. For goodness sake can someone not clean up this beautiful place?

Visited April 2013
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“Great little spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

This is an area that is a little out the way but well worth the effort. On a day day with c;lear skies the water is is a deep teal with a bunch of small islands just out to sea. Great spot to spend a couple of hours and eat some of the loacl sea food.

Visited December 2012
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“A little bit of heaven”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

The bay comes into view as you drive down the hill from Clevedon & if the sky is blue the water colour is stunning. Sit under a shady tree by the beach & just chill. Wonderfull !!

Visited February 2013
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