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  2. 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.

$84 per night
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Sanctuary Lodge - Cabin 1

Get away from it all and re-energise yourselves. Mahia offers safe swimming, fishing and walks. The cabin is located in private bush setting, overlooking Mahia Peninsula and two bays. Cabin 1 can sleep a couple in a queen bed and one child under 7. It has recently been renovated, we are aiming for a comfortable, relaxing, and cosy feeling. We do offer reduced rates for more than one night's stay, please ask for prices.

$81 per night
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Mahia
Weld Street Mahia

This self contained accommodation is located on the ground floor of a two level home.The compact open living space has a separate toilet shower area and a bedroom with a queen size bed. This would suit a couple or a solo traveller. Easy 5 minutes walking distance to the beach, the local general store, who serves chicken and chips from 9am to 6pm every day and the tavern also has food. A great central location from which to explore the wonders of the Mahia Peninsula.

$100 per night

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Beautiful Morere Hot Springs Lodge Cabin
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Beachfront Apartment
$129 per night
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Mahia Bach
$135 per night
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Mokotahi Bach
$106 per night
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Blue Bay beach bach! Modern, warm & cosy.
$149 per night
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Spacious Family Holiday Home
$171 per night
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Taylor's Bay Family Bach, 129 Fortesque Street
$116 per night
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Mahia Beach Lodge.
$113 per night
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Mahia holiday home
$230 per night
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⭐ Waimarie Cottage ⭐ Rural setting ⭐ Mahia ⭐
$142 per night
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Cormorants Cove Beach House.
$171 per night
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Blue Bay Mahia, Beachfront Bliss
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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.


How do I get around Māhia?

The closest airports are both regional: Gisborne Airport (GIS) is about 1.5 hours away by car, and Hawke’s Bay-Napier-West Shores Airport (NPE) is around two hours and 45 minutes away. International visitors are likely to fly into Auckland Airport (AKL) or Wellington International Airport (WLG), from where you can take a connecting flight or rent a car and drive. Driving takes around 6.5 hours from each airport. There’s little in the way of public transportation here, so having your own vehicle offers the best chance to see as much as possible in the region.


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?

Wairoa

​​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.