Bach54 Accommodation

Your Coastal Getaway with Fabulous Views - Mokau, New Zealand

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

                  "This wonderful place to stay at Mokau (Bach 54 ) is just tremendous in every way possible. You need to experience this. The owners have provided a unique place with their own personal touches that makes this a dream location. I can highly                                           recommend it and can't wait to re visit in the not to distant future. You won't be disappointed.” (Russell airbnb 2017)

                    Featured in New Zealand Weekend Magazine 'best place to stay' Issue 12 by travel writer Heather Ramsay. 

Bach54 is a self-contained (cottage/crib) on a private section and offers prime sea/mountain and river views and is open all year round.




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.



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,  all your linen and firewood is supplied and it is cleaned and maintained to a high standard.

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

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

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

.Bathroom shower and laundry with clothesline and ironing facilities.

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

.Local Amenities includes the Awakino Hotel and two cafes for breakfast, lunch and evening meals, post office, boat ramp, museum/gallery and petrol station.

. Non Smoking, no pets, unsuitable for wheelchairs. 

.Arrival 1:pm / Departure 10:am

  Guests are responsible for all their supplies, eg: food, beverage and entertainment.



Bach54 is exclusively for adults only. We accommodate a maximum of two people at $125.00 per night.
Minimum two night stay.

(Our minimum stay may be extended during peak season).

A deposit is required and payment by Direct Credit.


Pre booking is essential:

PO Box 8 Mokau 4350, North Taranaki New Zealand.

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

Email:  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                                              River & Sea Boating  



River Canoeing                                            Okau Horse Treks                                                                                           Whitecliffs Walkway/Three Sisters & Elephant Rock


Weather conditions

Ocean Conditions


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:

(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                                                                                        Bowl of Brooklands Concerts       



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


Puke Ariki, Museum, Library & Information Centre:

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and the Len Lye Foundation: 


Taranaki tracks and walks:




Bach54 Guest Comments


.. Found this delightful character bach exceptionally clean and well sorted. The views are amazing and the place is quiet, private and warm. Great walks on the beach, whitebait from the butcher, a drive up the Mokau River (with its 400 whitebait huts) and a stunning sunrise unveiling Mt Egmont/Taranaki, made for a great weekend. (Jane, Bookabach, 2017)


. This is a very clean and beautifully maintained bach in a private, peaceful, spacious location with lovely views in all weathers. It is warm and comfortable inside with a choice of outdoor areas. We have stayed here 3 or 4 times and would readily go back. (Ingrid, Bookabach, 2017)


. Can’t rate this Bach highly enough. Amazing location with stunning views out to the ocean and Mt Taranaki. Old school charm with all the mod cons. Will definitely book again. (Justine, Bookabach, 2017)


. This is a fantastic retreat. Carol was great in setting us up and everything you could want was on hand. The views are to die for and the tranquillity is a salve for the city scarred soul. (Simon, Holiday Houses, 2017)


. Loved our stay. Bach54 was perfect. I loved the lovely touch with the flowers, have not come across that with 'Bookabach' before, very nice touch, thank-you. We enjoyed a fabulous river boat trip   yesterday followed by a relaxing session on the beach fishing and the whitebait, fish and chips! was excellent. You have a beautiful spot at Mokau and especially at Bach54. (Joan, Bookabach,2016)

. 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)

. We had a great time at Bach 54. The house was extremely clean. This place has everything you need, and the view is superb. Enjoyable winter getaway - great fireplace. Will definitely come back again to enjoy Mokau during summer. (Joshua airbnb 2017)


. 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)


. 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)


. 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 cozy. 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 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)


. Lovely view and location, the owners gave us total privacy which was how we would have wanted it. The bach is very well outfitted, really nothing missing. Extremely comfortable feather and down bedding and pillows, and there would have been washing powder should we have needed it, this is a first to see that provided in a bach. There were lovely fresh flowers put in 2 vases upon our arrival, a very lovely welcome. Thank-you for a great time. (Sue and Michael 2016)

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

. 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


. 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 )


. Most enjoyable stay at Bach54. It was a great location for us to go exploring around the area which has some stunning countryside. We went on a number of walks and also enjoyed a 5 hour adventure at Waitomo Caves. Always a pleasure to come back to Bach54 at the end of a 'busy' day. The bach was really clean and comfortable and had everything that we needed and the "fire was fantastic for those chilly nights" (VirginiaMo2 Bookabach, 2015)


. 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, Bookabach website 2013)

. "I’ve not experienced such peace and tranquillity 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)


. 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"


. 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)


. 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)


. 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

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


 . 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.


 . 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 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 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.


. 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)


. 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)


. 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. 



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