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Sarah George
· December 4, 2017
This is a very special place and I would reccemend here for anyone!

The hosts are so welcoming, kind and we felt at home the moment we arrived....

The house and grounds itself are just breath taking! There are so many special indoor and outdoor spots to relax and the hosts have thought about everything you could want for the most perfect weekend away all in one place! Hot tub, sauna, outdoor showers, Kiwi listening zone, fire pit, bush views, sea views........

The house is spotless with top comfy beds and good quality linen and towels. It was extra special to have a bath robe and eco friendly shower products.

The hosts are there if you need or if you'd rather sit back and have some time to yourself there is plenty of privacy.

The area itself is stunning, with lots of incredible walks and beaches for all types of activities right on the doorstep - surfing, kayaking, snorkelling, fishing......! It was also amazing to fall asleep listening to the kiwis just outside in the bush!

It was a privilege to stay here and I will definitely return which isn't something I'd normally do as I usually like to explore different places - this place is just too good not to!

Thank you so much for un unforgettable Northland weekend!!!
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Stefanie Maslek
· February 10, 2018
Such a great place to stay, so peaceful and beautiful. You can hear kiwis at night and the hot pool is amazing. The best outdoor cooking area I have ever seen and the host Melissa is super friendly an...d helpful. Definitive will come back � See More
Paula Martin
· October 17, 2017
We stumbled in unannouced, and were welcomed with great kindness. Melissa, the owner, is an amazing, attentive host, doing much more for us than could ever have been expected. The place is beautiful. ...We ended up staying one extra day, as it was such a lovely stay. Thank you! See More
Daniel Holwerda
· April 4, 2018
Amazing property, incredible location and unbeatable hospitality. Had an amazing stay here, and definitely will be back!
Vasily Pilipeyko
· August 29, 2016
What a great place! One of the best experiences. The view is just stunning: ocean and mountain with woods. You can go have fun to the beach which is 5-10 min walking distance or go hiking up the mount...ain with its own views of the whole area. Absolutely fell in love with Ocean Beach and its good waves for surfing and fun. The hosts are great! Friendly, respectful and very interesting. Looking forward to come to this place again and again. Highly recommend! See More
Daniel Allen
· October 24, 2016
What an amazing experience! The hosts were very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. Beautiful walks and beach. The house was very clean, cooking facilities and extra things like the hot tub and... fire place make it a place we would definitely return to a number of times! See More
Dom De Super
· November 6, 2016
If you love nature and have the chance to pass by Bream Head Getaway -> do it. Costal and Bush Tracks, amazing lookouts, surf beaches and rocks to fish off just near by. Absolutely lovely host, who's ...there if you need anything (food or bait, etc. if it's available it will be shared) but still discreet if you want some private time, maybe in the hot tub listing to Kiwi calls and looking at the at the stars on clear night... just perfect. See More
Ginkgo Philippa
· August 14, 2016
Absolutely stunning location, we soaked up the sunset with expansive ocean views. The hosts are so welcoming and made out stay so comfortable and relaxing. Ocean beach is on my list of favourite NZ be...aches and perfect for a morning walk. See More
Dan May
· May 22, 2016
With the best hosts you could ever ask for, Bream Head Getaway will get you in touch with a slice of Northland paradise in the most serene and comfortable way.
Karen Jackman
· August 17, 2016
Thanks Melissa and Peter for your amazing kindness to two weary T.A. walkers. A slice of Heaven!
Denis Mikheev
· August 31, 2016
There is only one word that can describe everything about Beam Head Gataway - AMAZING!
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Theda Hall

Eco Retreat Pamper Weekend

I am excited to announce our first Eco Retreat Pamper Weekend. Join me (Theda Hall) and beauty/massage therapist Tara Hughes at Arseneault 's Bream Head Getaway!

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We are excited to welcome you to join us for a weekend of pampering this winter. You will enjoy personalised service, while you endulge in some winter comforts and learn practices to improve and maintain your overall wellbeing.

Our first exclusive pamper weekend will be held at the boutique eco-retreat accommodation, Bream Head Getaway, in the beautiful Whangarei Heads, Northland, NZ.

All enquiries go in the draw to win a Health & Wellness Hamper.


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We are so lucky to have all this in our back yard!

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I made this video to show off my own backyard of Whangarei . Ive been traveling all over the world and it really makes you appreciate how beautiful New Zealand I youtubed Whangarei at the start of summer and I was really unempressed. Nothing really captured how beautiful this place is so me and some friends this summer got to get had a some good times and made this video. Whangarei love it here enjoy!

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One of many great walks you can do from Bream Head Getaway, Whangarei Heads

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Mount Manaia Track
One of New Zealand's best short walks.
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Enjoy breathtaking views as you climb through beautiful native bush to the summit of Mount Manaia.

Great video clip from a very happy Te Araroa walker at the top to Te Whara in the Bream Head Scenic Reserve.

Stay at Bream Head Getaway and walk from our house to the top of Te Whara or do the loop walk to Ocean Beach for a swim then back to our place for a long soak in our natural hot tub nestled in the bush or a traditional Finnish sauna. It doesn't get much better than this!

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Great shot from drone of Ocean Beach and Bream Head Scenic Reserve great place for walking,swimming, surfing, relaxing or exploring!

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Time to Getaway………..
How about a day hike in the beautiful Bream Head Scenic Reserve, walk or swim at Ocean Beach, a delicious home cooked meal (from local & organic produce) then a relaxing soak in (a chemical free) a spa bath while listening to wild kiwi…… then a visit to Bream Head Getaway is for you!

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Bream Head Scenic Reserves is a coastal forest reserve. It is a rich archaeological landscape resulting from more than 500 years of Maori occupation.

Stay at Bream Head Getaway and you will be able to experience all of this.

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May Zing Media is at Ocean Beach Whangarei Heads.

Looking North across a beautiful Kiwi Coast we have - Ocean Beach, Proctors Beach, Big Ocean Beach, Mount Manaia and Kauri Mountain.
With Ara Roa - Villa and Bo...utique Lodgings, Kauri Mountain Point Estate, and The Guest House in the distance, I bet they get some stunning sunrises. Road trip?
Thanks again to Bream Head Getaway for the recent accommodation.

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It was our pleasure to host the two day Reconnecting Northland Programme Partners hui and we are pleased that you enjoyed our venue, beautiful views and organic homemade food. Our close proximity to the reserve enables guests to experience all the wonders and wildlife in the Bream Head Scenic Reserve, including hearing wild kiwi at night.

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Thanks to the fabulous Mel at Bream Head Getaway for hosting the two day Reconnecting Northland Programme Partners hui this week! RN delivery partners NZ Landcare Trust and WWF New Zealand were thoroughly spoiled and so well looked after

Downstairs bedroom with own bathroom and great views of ocean beach and Bream Head Scenic Reserve. Great place to stay and explore Ocean Beach and the Whangarei Heads area.

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spacious, quiet, beautiful surroundings

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