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Cliff House

Cliff House
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Te Whara Way, Taiharuru
021 956135
Cliff House offers luxury, lodge style, self-contained, accommodation for up to eight people. Cliff House is located on Northland's beautiful Taiharuru peninsula, just 20 minutes from Whangarei.

Commanding spectacular views from its clifftop location and settled in 25 acres of rich parkland, Cliff House provides a unique blend of privacy and tranquility. A retreat for all seasons, Cliff House is available for you to enjoy all year round. Relax in the warmth and glow of the open fire during winter or open the house to the cooling sea breeze during summer's balmy heat.

At Cliff House, you can do as much or as little as you like to pass your time. Idle away a pleasant evening with friends and a glass of wine on the petanque court. 

Take a walk down the private stepway to the secluded cove for a spot of fishing or to explore the rock pools. 

Relax on the sun-drenched decks and watch the ocean's changing vista. Meander along the paths and tracks, fly a kite on the clifftop, fish a little, make Pina Coladas and watch the sun go down.

Environment Friendly Action

We conserve heat We conserve water We reduce/limit oil/gas carbon emissions We recycle where possible We compost food waste We use sustainable toilet/grey water waste disposal We use bio-degradable cleaning agents We use reclaimed or low embodied energy building materials We use renewable natural furnishings We instruct staff in green practices We include green room info packs We mention green/eco issues on our website We conserve/care for wildlife in our area/ natural pest eradication We participate in community environmental initiatives

Other Environment Friendly Initiatives

Native re-planting, 30,000 trees in the last 5 years. Onsite nursery. Wetland restoration.

Dietary Selections: We offer

Locally sourced food


Cliff House has two generous living areas, dining area, fully equipped kitchen laundry and drying area. There are three spacious bedrooms, the master bedroom with super-king bed and ensuite bathroom; a guestroom with a queen-size bed and a second guestroom with twin singles and adjacent bathroom. If you're catering for a crowd a comfortable double sofa bed provides for 2 more guests. Cliff House incorporates a state-of-the-art entertainment system: 42 inch plasma screen, Sky TV, DVD/video/book library, Play Station games and high speed wireless broadband.

Total Capacity



Bigscreen TV Sky VCR Hi-Fi with CD & DVD player Phone & Broadband Satellite TV


Fishing, bushwalking, surfing, bird-watching, rock-pools


By Car - Cliff House is an easy two and half hour drive north from Auckland or an hour and a half south of the Bay of Islands. By Plane - Cliff House is 20 minutes from Whangarei Airport. Regular scheduled services connect to Auckland and major regional centres. Rental cars are available locally in Whangarei and at the airport. By Helicopter - Transfer by helicopter from Auckland City, directly from Auckland International Airport or from the Bay of Islands.
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User Reviews

There are: 1 reviews, with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5
These homes look so beautiful and extremely convenient. Being self-contained and accommodating eight people is a huge feat. Looking at the different photos you've posted, this looks like a great place to stay and admire the countryside. Plus it's a business that has created environmentally friendly results. I'd love to stay in one of these places someday! http://www.burswoodlodge.com.au/gallery
Posted by Jackson Tyler on 2015-03-24 09:56:29