Bach54 Mokau Accommodation

Your Coastal Getaway with Fabulous Views



                    View from Bach54


                     Featured in the New Zealand Weekend Magazine Best place to stay: Issue 12 by Travel writer Heather Ramsay

Considered the most desirable location in the seaside resort of Mokau, North Taranaki.

Bach54 is a self-contained (cottage/crib) and offers prime sea/mountain and river views and is open all year round for overnight stays and extended holidays.




This unique accommodation is situated on its own large elevated section, is fully self-contained with open plan kitchen/dining and a log burner for cosy winter nights. There are three bedrooms, a deck with expansive views, easy access to beach and township facilities.

Free Broadband Wireless Internet Connection.


Bach54 the best views in Mokau



Comfortable lounge seating                                                                                                Bedrooms with views          



Lounge with log burner                                                                                                                      Clean and tidy facilities


Well appointed unique location



Lovely bush setting                                                                            Unique Kiwi Bach



Easy access to beach and township                                                                             Drive to the ancient Mokau river



Mokau River Mouth fishing and swimming                                                                  Bach54 your Romanic Escape



General Information


Bach54 is owner managed so all your linen and firewood is supplied and it is cleaned and maintained to a high standard.

.Kitchen includes oven, microwave, fridge and all cooking utensils, complimentary coffee and tea making facilities.

.Lounge Includes extendable table/chairs, TV/DVD and stereo. There is no phone but has mobile coverage and free Internet wireless connection.

.Three Bedrooms one queen and 2 singles, all linen and towels supplied. Please bring your own beach towels.

.Bathroom shower/laundry with clothesline and ironing facilities.

.Grounds there is a private lawn, bush setting with BBQ/Smoker, off street parking and only 2 minutes easy stroll to the beach.

.Local Amenities includes 2 cafes, and hotel for morning and evening meals, post office, country golf course, boat ramp, museum and garage.

.Non Smoking, unsuitable for wheelchair access, no pets.

.Arrival 1:pm / Departure 10:am

This accommodation has a relaxed private atmosphere most suitable for two night stays and extended holidays. Guests are responsible for all their supplies as well as food, beverage and entertainment.



Bach54 is exclusively for adults only. Maximum of two people at $85.00 per night weekdays (Sunday-Thursday) and $95.00 per night weekends (Friday-Saturday).
Minimum two night stay. (Our minimum stay may be extended during peak season)

A deposit is required and payment is by cash, cheque or direct credit.

This is an ideal holiday destination or romantic getaway.


Pre booking is essential:

PO Box 8 Mokau 4350, North Taranaki New Zealand.

Address: 54 Tainui Street, Mokau, North Taranaki NZ.



Phone: 06-7529-129


Local Activities

Mokau is one of the earliest settled townships in the history of NZ and is famous for its whitebait and a popular location for fishing and outdoor recreation.  The historian James Cowan was so inspired by the natural beauty of the Mokau River that he wrote in 1911; “Of all my loves among the rivers of New Zealand, the Mokau is the one because of its aloofness and its atmosphere of adventure and exploration, for its almost unbroken forests and its many rapids that give the spice of excitement to the voyage and above all for its beauty..."


Mokau is a maori word pronounced “more-co” and means “winding stream”, Mokau was the resting place of Ngati Toa chief, Turi.       



Famous Mokau Whitebait Fritters                                     Kite Fishing and Surfcasting                                         Mokau River Cruises



Canoe and Kayak Mokau Tours               Okau Horse Treks                                                                                   Whitecliffs Walkway/Three Sisters & Elephant Rock                                                                


Other Local Website Links

Mokau River Tours:

Mokau Kayak Adventure:

Mike's Organic Brewery:   

Weather conditions:

Ocean Conditions:

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Mokau is located

1 hour from New Plymouth

1 hour from Te Kuiti

1 hour 15 mins from Waitomo Caves

2 hours from Hamilton

2 hours 45 mins from Rotorua

3 hours 15 mins from Taupo

3 hours 45 mins from Auckland



Bach54 Map





Regional Activities

Taranaki Video Link: Taranaki Website:

(Judged best place in New Zealand to live by North & South Magazine and ACP Magazine 2008)



New Plymouth City                                                                                       New Plymouth Coastal Walkway                               Taranaki Garden Festivals                                                                                                                                                   




Pukekura Park                           Festival of Lights                           Bowl of Brooklands Concerts      



Waitomo Caves and Black Water Rafting                                                    Mount Damper Falls walk                 Forgotten World Highway 43                                                    


Other Regional Website Links 

Puke Ariki, Museum, Library & Information Centre:

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and the Len Lye Foundation: 


Taranaki International Festival of The Arts:

Taranaki tracks and walks:



Surf Highway 45:


Guest Comments

A magical home with a lovely feeling. This is obviously a treasured place that is very special to its owners and we are so lucky that they share it with us.                                  Absolutely immaculately clean, log fire all ready to go and fresh flowers to greet you. Lovely people. Thank you so much- I didn't want to leave.                                                             Jen Tooman from bookabach website 2013

"Thank-you so much for letting us share your lovely spot. Words cannot express how wonderful your secret location is! The pictures on your website are an indication of what you are going to experience but when you actually stand and take in the surroundings it is even better"


Absolute paradise! Quiet, peaceful and private. Bach54 is on my list of places to go again. Mokau is a lovely small town with great food and beautiful scenery. a great little museum, with helpful people. This all rounded off the best two days away my wife and I have had for some time!

Holidayhouses website 2013


Absolutely amazing! We have just spent the night in the most beautiful accommodation we have ever stayed in. The location is perfect, the hosts are extremely lovely and they have done an amazing job with the bach. They have thought of absolutely everything you could possibly need. Thanks so much, we will definitely be back.

Bach54 has to be seen to be believed.  What you see on the internet is exactly what you get.  Spectacular views and walks along the beach.  Its clean, comfortable and adore the log fire.  You feel you are just in paradise, we just love it. Whoever has the pleasure of staying there enjoy it as much as we did.  This beats any fancy hotel/motel.  We will be back again. S. Sherley, Hamilton NZ


Thank you so much for this opportunity of a break away, so restful, so relaxing, just wonderful. We certainly appreciate the bird calls, the noise of the surf, the wow! of the wind, the quiet of the bush and the laid back life/pace of Mokau. Then there is the all inspiring, ever changing views - fabulous. You present this wonderful hideaway so beautifully, everything is just so nice, the cleanliness is absolutely tops. We certainly appreciated your efforts. Never again will we be able to pass through Mokau without recalling our wonderful memories. Yes, a wonderful few days. Thank you so much.


Sunday Star Times review 22 March 2009   “If you want a chill-out place, this is it. The views of the sea, river and Mt Taranaki in the background (on a clear day) are amazing. Bach54 would be the place to relax at any time of the year. This old-style bach has been renovated to be modern and still cosy. The rooms are beautifully decorated. Everything is clean. The garden is beautiful and spacious. The owners are friendly and helpful and they have thought of everything that a guest might need. Definitely on my list of places to come back to”


We did so LOVE your place, almost don't want to tell others how special it is incase we can't get a reservation when we next want to visit. Thanks so much again.


Thank-you we had an amazing stay. Relaxing, eating and drinking wine on the deck to the sounds of the ocean. The bach had everything you could wish for and was scrupulously clean. We will definitely return.

Debbie December 2012


We very much enjoyed our few days at Bach 54 and had fun wandering around the area and enjoying the beautiful scenery.  We were pleased to see that the reality matched your website and will happily recommend Bach 54 to friends and family. 
Chris & Gary 2012


Thanks for our stay there. As ex moteliers we found your accommodation superb. The cleanliness, the facilities, the appointment and fittings etc were just wonderful as well as the views etc. We could not find fault nor any recommendations and would recommend it to anyone to stay there. Superb well done. Ian and Kay.

We really enjoyed our stay @ bach54 - it was well appointed, had everything we wanted, was quiet and private, beautiful location and environment and was incredibly good value for all of this - and it was just what we were looking for. The only regret we had is that we wished we had another 5 days there!!


This beautiful place has become my second home. The views, gentle hosts and ambience have allowed my Creative-Muse to quietly return, for which I will be forever grateful. This sanctuary, for me, is a very Spiritual and restorative space: the sound of the sea, beach walks and the frequent visits to the garden by Tui and other birds, make it even more special. I am a regular visitor, and stay for over a week every time. I love it.

Feature in Weekend Magazine Issue 12, 2010 by Travel writer Heather Ramsay
..."Bach54, a delightful hideaway that combines the charm of a typical Kiwi bach with modern appointments. Bach54 offers either the stand alone, three-bedroom bach or an upstairs two-bedroom tourist flat. Both are private, sparkling and well-appointed, with fabulous views and log fires. Sheets, towels, soap, tea and coffee are provided, and there’s free wireless broadband"

Thank-you so much for letting us share your lovely spot. Words cannot express how wonderful your secret location is! The pictures on your website are an indication of what you are going to experience but when you actually stand and take in the surroundings it is even better. The lovely cosy bach is just right and we felt very much at home and the wood fire was a welcome bonus. We had a great three nights with wonderful walks on the beach and great views of the white baiters trying their luck. Will definitely be back in the very near future.
Caroline & Peter Viskovich, Whangarei

We stumbled upon a real little jewel of a place to stay overnight called Bach54. Upon being shown our individual guest house, we were surprised to find it overlooked the ocean. We enjoyed our stay and will recommend Bach54 to all our friends. Canadian guests


LOVED Bach54....absolutely quiet and calming. I took some CDs and DVDs up but blissed out on utter silence, with just the birdsong and the sea for company. It is the most peaceful place I've ever retreated to. Thanks once again.


The Breeze Radio Station  Our relationship with Bach54 is a valued one. They offer the kind of experience that our listeners are after, so it is a perfect match for us. They are friendly and helpful; nothing is ever too much trouble. We have thoroughly enjoyed working with Bach54 on our Easy Escape weekend promotion, with the help of Bach54 it was hugely successful.


"We had a lovely stay in your bach. It's a real old-time New Zealand bach with all those different additions- it must have a fascinating history. You have done a wonderful job with the restoration - the whole place is beautifully done up and so well kept. Everything was extremely comfortable - the bed (with it's amazing view!), all the necessities for a great stay and even some very comfortable chairs! Thanks for the opportunity to stay, we'll see you again sometime!"


Thanks for our stay there. As ex moteliers we found your accommodation superb. The cleanliness, the facilities, the appointment and fittings etc were just wonderful as well as the views etc. We could not find fault nor any recommendations and would recommend it to anyone to stay there. Superb well done. Ian & Kay


We think the bach is great -what a view!!!

Last night we sat after watching the netball looking across to the mountain and said how much people in crowded cities were missing. You have made a lovely job of the bach and we all thank you for a really super weekend.


We really enjoyed our stay at the bach, we’ve both lived and worked in various hotels, hostels etc and never stayed in a place that has everything plus spotlessly clean. It’s a real credit to you. We both wish it could’ve been longer but sadly we had to come back to work at the mountain.

Gavin & Sandra. 2012


"We had an amazing time - you certainly ensured the best weather and we loved your bach with incredible sunset and sea views.   A great, safe place for the kids to have adventures and we ate fish every day. What more could one want from a holiday"


"Thank you for your hospitality and for such a lovely clean bach. We have recommended it to our friends and family too"


We had a great time in Mokau and thoroughly enjoyed your tourist Flat. We have been telling everyone who will listen that they have to come to BACH54

I was impressed with the care and detail you have put into providing clients with a clean, comfortable and fully featured environment.While it was a working (fishing) break, it was the first break I have taken for a few years and really appreciated it. Hope to visit again.


Many thanks for your hospitality. What a fabulous spot and we had great fun exploring the surrounding district.

We had lots of fun, definitely nice and relaxing, the view on its own was amazing. 

We will recommend Bach54 to others and will come again.  So great to have a complete break from town life, an ideal holiday.Thank you for providing such an awesome facility.


We appreciated and were impressed by the very professional approach in all aspects of which Bach54 is managed and operated. We plan to come and stay again in the future as it is a special place with all its natural attributes.


“Our stay was great. We had everything we needed. Your setup is superb, one of the best places we have stayed in. Can’t think of anything that would improve it. Many Thanks”


We had a wonderful time. We will definitely be back and we will be recommending Bach54 to our friends and family.Bach54 is faultless, Thanks heaps


Yes indeed all of us had really enjoyed your hospitality at Bach54, we will think of you in the future.

Your Bach is lovely and we are delighted to have found a place to stay near the sea. We’ll promote your fabulous place to everyone.


Thanks heaps for the great service & facilities. Your bach is awesome, the best we've stayed at. We'll definitely be back in the future!

"I’ve not experienced such peace and tranquility ever as I have enjoyed at Bach54. You truly have a slice of paradise here and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to spend some time here". Lisa

We really enjoyed our stay at Bach54 it was well appointed, had everything we wanted, was quiet and private, beautiful location and environment and was incredibly good value for all of this and it was just what we were looking for PLUS the added bonus was that I caught heaps of baby kahawai down at the river mouth – it was a lot of fun – Great Fishing!!!. The only regret we have is that we wished we had another 5 days there! Sue & Peter

I have just had the pleasure again of staying at Bach54 with my husband and two relatives. The Bach has to be seen to be believed, what you see on the internet is exactly what you get. Spectacular views and walks along the beach. It’s clean comfortable and I adore the log fire, you feel you are just in paradise, we just love it. Whoever has the pleasure of staying there enjoy it as much as we did. This beats any fancy hotel / motel, we will be back again. Sandra, Hamilton

We have been talking about Bach54 ever since we got back…telling everyone what a great place it is and how much we loved being there. We are coming back for sure! Thank-you for the way you looked after us, it was wonderful to have the linen supplied and even to have the towels refreshed after a few days. Having the free internet access was also much appreciated. All I can say is thank-you, thank-you, thank-you! John & Renee

It was the most amazing holiday we ever had, amazing bach, amazing hosts, amazing experience! If you will have us again we are sure to come back! Thank-you again for everything, No suggestions – how can you improve something perfect.         Miruna, Hamilton.

"it’s not often a place lives so entirely up to expectations". Emma.

The three days staying at Mokau only wet our appetite for more. We are mad outdoorsy types and so loved exploring the local area. A highlight though was to return each afternoon to our home away from home at the Bach. Superbly appointed, sometimes it was difficult to head out of a morning, especially with that mesmerising view.   Can’t wait to come back and bring friends along to share this gem. Jen and Ian 2012

Thank-you for providing such comfortable accommodation and the million dollar views! Don’t change a thing! We are telling all our friends and hope to return next year. Joanne.

It was so lovely having the fire going and to wake up in the morning and sitting up in bed watching the waves roll in and Mt Taranaki standing majestically in the back ground – it was the start of a wonderful weekend, thanks very much. Kevin & Bev

This is just a note to thank-you both for accommodating us this week we loved your cosy, spotless, trendy cliff top haven. Spent much of the time at the window watching the sea and the weather change. The environment is certainly dramatic here and Bach54 lets us down right in the middle of it all, mountain, sea, river and bush – in kiwi coastal style. It’s very clean, warm, comfy and attractive, vintage with a modern twist and the small details meant a lot to us, such as the vases of flowers, surround stereo sound, wood burner, simple and our own personal recycling station!!!. We’ve experienced all kinds of accommodation all over the world and the three of us agree that this is awesome. Thanks for sharing it and we appreciated also your warm greeting, if you’ll have us again, we’ll be back. Andrea.

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