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The Sandcastle

The Sandcastle

Welcome to The Sandcastle.

We have 6 beautifully self-contained chalets set in peaceful gardens and native bush, each lovingly warmed by the afternoon sun. The kitchens are fully equipped with a gas hob, refrigerator, microwave and all the necessities to prepare your meals. Each chalet has a queen-size bed overlooking the deck onto the gardens and sea beyond. All linens and towels are provided, and there is a separate bathroom.

Room service is daily and breakfast can be brought to the deck of your chalet on request.

Children or friends can have a separate bedroom in 4 of our chalets. A cot and high chair are available from reception.



Bird and nature enthusiasts feel right at home in our gardens which have been created to take advantage of natural features within the valley. Our property frames the ocean in the distance and Northern Rata covered limestone cliffs of Pohara. Many native trees have been planted to attract the birds of Golden Bay. Tuis, Kereru (NZ pigeon), Kingfishers, Fantails, and Bellbirds are often seen – dawn being the best time of day to appreciate their calls. During your stay with us, please feel free to roam the grounds where you will find a tranquil pond, a sculpture made by a local artist, an olive grove, orchards, kitchen garden, and forest play area with a sandpit and rope swing for children to enjoy. We also have a small herb garden which you are most welcome to use.

Finally, at night, view the spectacular Southern night sky and listen out for the Morepork (Native Owl) from your deck.

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Call us today

Toll free number: 0800 433 909   (NZ only)
Phone: (64) 03 525 9087

Address: Haile Lane, Pohara, Golden Bay, New Zealand.