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Vacation rentals in Māhia

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Entire guest suite · Mahia
Mahia Heights Beach Views
Our home is on an elevated site, with lovely views down to the beach and is just a short walk to the sand. The guest suite is private and quiet and is situated at one end of the house, with its own entrance for guests to come and go as they please. Enjoy waking to the sound of the waves and the local bird life. Have breakfast on the deck while taking in the views. The bedroom has a queen bed and guests have their own bathroom and lounge, and private deck area.
$79 per night
Entire home · Mahia
Mokotahi Bach
Iconic Mokotahi Bach is located opposite the Mahia Beach Boat Ramp and Fishing Club. The living area, kitchen and bathroom are located in the original Bach. The four modern bedrooms open to a private fully fence large back yard. The section offers plenty of parking for cars and the boat. Mahia relies on rain water so please conserve water. The outside shower and toilets are feed by bore water which is drinkable but sometimes can have an odour.
$85 per night
Entire home · Mahia
Spacious Family Holiday Home
Spacious Family Holiday Home, 69/71 Fortesque Street, Mahia Beach. This lovely Beach House would ideally suit a family looking for a spacious, centrally located, holiday home. Located just a 5 minute walk from the Beach, Boat Ramp, Bar & Bistro and Local Store.
$142 per night

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Entire home · Mahia
Cormorants Cove Beach House.
$162 per night
Entire guest suite · Māhia
Taylor’s Bay Retreat
$68 per night
Entire cabin · Morere
Beautiful Morere Hot Springs Lodge Cabin
$78 per night
Entire home · Mahia
Mahia Bach
$127 per night
Entire vacation home · Māhia
Blue Bay Mahia, Beachfront Bliss
$156 per night
Entire home · Māhia
Classic kiwi beach front bach in Mahanga
$114 per night
Entire home · Morere
Charming Morere Hot Springs Lodge Country Cottage
$91 per night
Entire home · Mahia
Mahia Beach Lodge.
$102 per night
Entire cottage · Hawke's Bay
Country Retreat
$74 per night
Farm stay · Wairoa
A Cabin in the Country
$45 per night
Entire chalet · Mahia
Blue Bay beach bach! Modern, warm & cosy.
$131 per night
Tiny home · Gisborne
Hinterland Retreat
$127 per night

Your guide to Māhia

All About Māhia

Rugged grassy cliffs slide into white-sand beaches where turquoise waters lap the shore on the edge of the Mahia Peninsula, on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island. Located in the Hawke’s Bay region, the peninsula sits between the towns of Wairoa and Gisborne. The township is tiny, with a year-round population of only about 500, although this number swells significantly over the summer when visitors flood the region to surf, fish, dive, and kayak here.

A number of beaches dot the peninsula. Māhia Beach is generally safe and relatively shallow, making this a popular choice for families. Black’s Beach is known for its inky black sand. If you’re looking to catch some waves, head to Mahanga Beach and the Reefs for the best surf spots in the region. Māhia Peninsula Scenic Reserve is one of the largest areas of lowland coastal forest. You can take a two-mile track through the reserve that can be steep in places, but there are plenty of rest areas and picnic spots among the native trees to catch your breath and refuel along the two-hour loop.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Māhia?

Māhia’s location in the Southern Hemisphere means that its seasons are opposite from the ones you’re used to in the U.S. The best months to visit are the summer months of December to February, when the beaches are at their warmest. You’ll experience long days with mild temperatures.

Fall and spring offer cool, temperate weather, perfect for hiking around the scenic reserve. Winter is from June to August and brings mild, dry days with blue skies and temperatures remaining cool but never too cold. The Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival featuring live music, theater, and circus performances occurs for ten days in October.

What are the top things to do in Māhia?


​​About a 30-minute drive to the west of Māhia township is the town of Wairoa, which sits on the banks of the Wairoa River. Check out the small community museum in a former bank building, with exhibitions on the history and heritage of the area, as well as a Victorian wooden lighthouse you can explore.

New Zealand Wine Trail

The New Zealand Wine Trail is a great way to explore three of the country’s main wine regions. From your accommodation in Māhia, you can pick up the trail at Hawke’s Bay in Napier or Hastings, two towns with Art Deco-style architecture from the 1930s, and follow it all the way to Blenheim on the South Island.

Piko O Te Rangi

Piko O Te Rangi, or the Coronation Reserve, is located on the eastern side of the peninsula, and the hollow rock basin here was used for baptisms in the mid-19th century. You’ll find rocky outcrops and rock pools to explore at Piko O Te Rangi, along with places to fish.

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