Location

The Cavalli Beach House Retreat is situated in an “absolute waterfront location” on the eastern coast in the north of New Zealand.

A comfortable four hours drive north of Auckland or a thirty five minute commuter flight from Auckland to Bay of Islands Airport. Forty five minutes drive from Kerikeri. Helicopter pad available.

Although seemingly remote, the Retreat is only 15 minutes drive from the famous Kauri Cliffs Golf Course and within an hour of the Bay of Islands attractions.

GPS: 35°00’11.86″S | 173°51’00.90″E

beach view 


“An absolute waterfront location”


Driving Directions

Choose one of the options below to see driving directions to find how to get to Cavalli Beach House Retreat. You can also use the print or PDF link at the bottom of the page to print a copy to bring with you. The coastal scenery along the way is worth the drive!

Directions from Auckland

Getting to the Cavalli Beach House Retreat from Auckland.
Please read in association with a map.

  1. Take State Highway 1 from Auckland heading North through Whangerei towards Kawakawa, turn left at the intersection just before Kawakawa – do not go straight through to Paihia.
  2. Approximately 6 kilometres past Moerewa is a ‘T’ intersection that turns right onto State Highway 10.  Turn right and travel towards Kerikeri, do not straight ahead towards Kaikohe.
  3. At the Kerikeri roundabout continue straight on State Highway 10 (do not turn right into Kerikeri) for 18.8 Kilometres (about twenty minutes)
  4. Turn right into a well sign posted “tourist drive” route towards Matauri Bay and the Cavalli Island Group.  Do not travel North towards Kaeo
  5. After travelling for 14.7 Kilometres you reach the Matauri Bay intersection, which is a ‘T’ intersection.  Turn left onto Te Ngaere Rd towards Te Ngaire Bay (tourist drive) as opposed to turning right and going down to Matauri Bay.
  6. Now set your ‘trip counter’ back to zero.
  7. Follow the left-hand road as it meanders around past such bays as Te Ngaere Bay and Wainui Bay for another 9.4 kilometers.
  8. After travelling these 9.4 kilometres – look out for a clearly marked right hand turn.  Turn right.  There is a blue sign high up on the concrete lamp post-marked ‘Mahinepua Road’.  Look out on the left for the ‘Cavalli Beach House’ sign attached to a pine tree !
  9. Travel half a kilometre down this unsealed road and turn right into a private road where there is a sign called “RONAKI” on a stone wall and electronic gates.  The keypad for the gate is on the right side, beside the letterboxes. Press 426# on the keypad if the gate is closed.
  10. Drive carefully along this sealed track for 1 kilometre  – up and then down into the next bay called Rapaki.  Cavalli Beach House Retreat is the sail designed structure to your right down in that bay.

Great Navigating and Welcome! You can always call us on (09) 405 1049 if you need help.

Directions from Bay of Islands Airport/Kerikeri

Getting to the Cavalli Beach House Retreat from Bay of Islands Airport.
Please read in association with a map.

  1. Turn left at the airport gate and travel approx two kilometers to State highway 10.  Turn left at the roundabout and proceed north
  2. Continue North for 18.8 Kilometers (about twenty  minutes) turning right into a well sign posted “tourist drive” route towards Matauri Bay.
  3. After travelling for 14.7 Kilometres you reach the Matauri Bay intersection, which is a ‘T’ intersection.  Turn left onto Wainui road towards Te Ngaire Bay(tourist drive) as opposed to turning right and going to Matauri Bay.
  4. Follow the left-hand road as it meanders around such bays as Te Ngaire Bay and Wainui Bay for another 8.3 kilometers.
  5. In about five minutes after ‘Wainui Bay’ -  look out for a clearly marked right hand turn.  There is a blue sign high up on the concrete lamp post marked ‘Mahinepua Road’.  Turn right.  There is a Cavalli Beach House sign attached to a pine tree on the left !
  6. Travel .5 of a kilometre down this now gravel road and turn right into a private road/farm where there is a sign called “RONAKI” where there is a stone fence and electronic gate.  The keypad for the gate is on the right side, beside the letter boxes. Press 426# on the keypad if the gate is closed.
  7. Drive carefully along this drive for 1km staying on the water side and going up no drives – up – over the hill – then down into the next bay called Rapaki.  We are above the beach to your right down in that bay- sharp right when you reach turn-around – up steep concrete drive.

Great navigating and Welcome! You can always call us on (09) 405 1049 if you need help.

From Mangonui (North)

Getting to the Cavalli Beach House Retreat from Mangonui (North).
Please read in association with a map.

  1. From Mangonui, turn LEFT on to State Highway 10 and travel for approximately 20 minutes, until you come to a one lane bridge.
  2. Go over the one lane bridge and turn LEFT immediately towards Whangaroa (not towards Kaeo)
  3. Travel for about five minutes until you get to a RIGHT hand turn off – Wainui Road,  Tauranga Bay ‘tourist drive’. TURN RIGHT. The turn off has two small cottages on the left.
  4. Travel for approximately 15 minutes past the turn off to Tauranga Bay, staying on this road as it starts to wind up a large hill.
    Carry on down the hill for about 4 kilometres (about 5 minutes) and across a one lane bridge.
  5. KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED TO THE LEFT for the MAHINEPUA ROAD turn off – a bright blue sign -  which is soon after the one lane bridge.   A Cavalli Beach House sign is on your left after you turn into Mahinepua Road attached to a pine tree
  6. Turn left at Mahinepua Road and travel approximately 500 metres.  We are the first driveway on the right hand side marked  “RONAKI”
  7. If the gate is shut, the keypad is on the right hand side by the post boxes. Key in 426# and wait for the gates to open.
  8. Drive carefully up the sealed road and down the hill to the bay on the other side.  We are on the right above the beach surrounded by beautiful trees.

Great Navigating and Welcome! You can always call us on (09) 405 1049 if you need help.

cavalli-islands

When you see this view you are only 15 minutes away…

Northland Map

Northland Map

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