The new owners of the Waipu Boutique Sunday Market are local business women and stallholders, Ginny Hall-Cowley, from Tree Valley Farm Produce and Pav Stacey, from Kandiah Alpacas and Farm Stay, and their respective husbands Brian and Mark. They are taking over from Bill and Jo May who are off on an extended holiday, but will return later in the year once again as stall holders. Read more
Are you wondering where to stay in Waipu and Bream Bay – for you or your friends? This Bream Bay Community website has a google map link off the home page to all the available optionsa to stay in the area.
From camping grounds to amazing luxury lodges and everything in between, Waipu and Bream Bay has some great options for people wanting to stay around here.
If you have a holiday let not on this map, please let me know and I will add it.
I have just opened my own place The Red Door on Riverview which is going great – have been full up for 3 weeks! I have a 2 bedroom self contained apartment and a room available for women travellers. I have met some great people – and so far on AA Been There have had 10/10 reviews which is so cool.
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Self contained apartment style accommodation in Waipu
Two Room Apartment
SLEEP: Your apartment has one queen room, and a separate sitting room with two divans which can sleep another two if needed. There is a combined shower/toilet room. The sitting room has a flat screen TV and Freeview and DVD player. There is a Ipod dock phone and radio for your use. Free wifi and a small computer is available for your use if needed.
COOK: The kitchenette is well equipped with a two burner stove top, a convection/microwave oven and a dishwasher. A small dining alcove looks out on the view, and is also a great place to curl up with a book. The Apartment has its own deck overlooking the view and a BBQ so you can enjoy outside living.
ACCESS and DOG FRIENDLY: For those with access issues, there is parking outside, and an easy flat entrance into the apartment and out onto the deck. Our section is fully fenced and dog friendly – we welcome dogs to stay. Our own dog Sassi is a hairy mclairy look alike and loves to play with other dogs.
Sleeps 2-4 priced from $100/night (two persons)
Homestay for Women
Before The Red Door on Riverview, I built and ran a lodge for women travellers – Waihoihoi Lodge. Although I have downsized, I continue to offer a special welcome women travellers. We have a king/twin room in the main house with a shared bathroom, with a special price for women travelling on their own.
Enjoy our expansive views, comfortable lounge and Sky TV, sit on the deck and enjoy the changing colours of the sea, walk across the road to swim
Sleeps 1-2 priced from $55 for one woman (SPECIAL PRICE)
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Local Events and activities
Explore our community website for more information about Waipu and what is available.
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The Red Door on Riverview is owned by Rosemary Neave who has lived in Waipu for over 10 years. She and her partner Ngaire Brader built and ran Waihoihoi Lodge for women travellers. After Ngaire died, Rosemary had to downsize, and this beautiful house overlooking the sea is the result. Rosemary is very involved in the local community, running the community website www.breambay.co.nz and local events such as Tartan Week. She is also the webmaster of several Women Travel websites, and through her company Web2Blog she designs WordPress Websites for people and businesses. She shares the house with friends, visitors and her dog Sassi, a very cute and friendly Hairy Mclairy terrier.
While most of us will gather on 1 January for the Waipu Highland Games, there are a few special things to watch out for.
- Ceilidh on New Years Eve at Artform - with world class fiddler Catherine Fraser $10pp STOP PRESS – this was to be at the Hall, now at Artform
- Ceilidh on New Years day in the Hall – with Celtic Band Twisty Willow $5
- Fiddling Competition on 1 January begins at 11.30 – I went last year and it was FANTASTIC, we stayed for the whole thing.
- Tartan in the Park - this best dressed tartan wearers will once again be in line for prizes at the Highland Games on 1 Janauary. Clan McLean is running it – separate competitions for men and women, boys and girls. Competition at 1.30
Skip the crowds at the gate and buy your tickets on line for Waipu Highland Games Here
Waipu is my home, but most years at New Years I am away camping. For the first for many years, we came home to check out the 2009 Waipu Highland Games. It was brilliant weather, and about 6,000 turned up to enjoy the day. Here some photos of the day: The Parade of the Clans, Games Photos, Fiddling Competition, Tartan in the Park.
Below that there is the report of this years games from the organisers, the Caledonian Society. Read more