This outstanding dwelling is located in a unique part of New Zealand. Ohawini bay is immediately north of Oakura Bay and access is obtained by driving along the beach at low tide.

This absence of roads enables an absolute waterfront location and eliminates the constant flow of traffic endemic at so many beaches.

Ohawini Bay is at the entrance to the Whangaruru harbour which provides a sheltered anchorage and easy boat launching.

The beach is white sand and the harbour protection makes it ideal for safe swimming, snorkelling and water sports. Oakura Bay 2 minutes south has surfing waves if that is what is wanted.

The area is relatively undeveloped and there are miles of isolated sea shore and bush clad hills in the immediate vicinity for light walking or mountain biking. For some more serious tramping the Russell forest with an extensive network of tracks is 10 minutes drive away.