Boho Bach

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Boho Bach

Karaka Bay, Wellington

Less than 10 minutes from Wellington airport and 20 minutes from the city centre, Boho Bach is a little oasis right in the middle of Karaka Bay, one of Wellington's most prestigious suburbs.

A steep winding bush path from a quiet suburban street takes you up, through the bush and opens out to a clearing with a little, old fashioned 1950s bach perched in prime position. Set on a rare 1.3 acres of land, and surrounded by native plantings, the bach is incredibly quiet and private given its suburban location.

The interior of the bach is quirky and full of personality. Touches of luxury, velvet and silk, are mixed with eclectic, colourful objects - creating a space that gives a true 'boho' vibe. 

Enjoy expansive views overlooking Wellington harbour from the bach. You'll see Makora Island, and out to the Orongorongo and Remutaka ranges - often with breath-taking sunrises and sunsets. Soak in the outdoor bath a few steps from the bach and watch the fantails flit and the colour change on the hills.

Whether you're from out-of-town visiting the sites of the city, or you're from Wellington, wanting to escape the rat race, Boho Bach is a truly unique experience - and a tonic for the soul.

FROM $225 p/n

  • Sleeps 2
            Dog Friendly
      Dog Friendly

A $50 Single Night Surcharge applies on top of the nightly rate when booking a single night. You will need to add this charge during the booking process. The calendar below will specify where one-night bookings are allowed.

Make sure you download or print this handy info sheet with directions and host contact details prior to your journey. You may not have mobile phone reception at all times.

host address

Fortification Rd, Karaka Bays, Wellington 6022


Boho Bach is a little oasis set in the Eastern suburb of Seatoun in Wellington. The bach is 10 minutes from the Wellington Airport and 15 minutes drive from Wellington Central. Follow the Google Maps directions to get there.

Coming up Fortification Road, the bush track to the bach is on the left-hand side. The entrance to the bush track is opposite the turn-off to Nakora Road and a small letterbox with No 45 on it. Please watch your step going up the track and, if you are tall, watch your head on overhanging branches. The track is marked with a few flags.

Instructions on key collection will be sent to you in a pre-arrival email 5 days prior to your stay.

Note: If you have booked within 5 days and haven't received a pre-arrival email shortly after booking, please email us at [email protected].

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2. cancellation, date changes and severe weather warnings

3. safety and hazards

4. pets

5. GST

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7. authority to sign

  • Eating and Drinking

    Boho Bach is self-catering. Just bring your own food and drink, and cook meals using the facilities provided in your kitchen. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need.

    If you want a break from cooking at any stage, Scorching Bay is 5 minutes walk away and has the famous Scorch O Rama cafe right across the road from the best swimming beach in Wellington. A 10-minute walk in the other direction takes you to Miramar with lots of top cafes and restaurants. 

    The Larde and Chocolate Fish Cafe come recommended for breakfast and lunch, and Oikos is a fantastic Greek restaurant for dinner. Park Road Kitchen and The Roxy are also great dining options.

    Miramar’s own craft brewery, Double Vision Brewing, is a 10-15minute walk and often has food trucks and live music to complement its local brews.

    You also have the option of Uber Eats!

  • Things to do

    Whether you're keen to enjoy hustle and bustle of Wellington City or escape from it, Boho Bach is the perfect inner-city stay.  

    A 5-minute walk will get you to Scorching Bay, the best swimming beach in Wellington and the Scorch O Rama cafe across the road is a great place to enjoy a coffee or brunch. A 10-20 minute walk in the other direction takes you to Miramar with the Weta Studio Tours, the Roxy cinema and many top eating places.

    A 20-minute drive will get you straight into the heart of Wellington City with its fantastic shopping, buzzing cafe scene and lively nightlife.

    Wellington is famous for the World of Wearable (WOW) Show every year in September/October and the Wellington International Arts Festival in March/April, but there is always plenty going in 'The Coolest Little Capital in the World'!

  • Your Hosts

    Boho Bach is owned by Kath Jones and Dave Long who have lived in the Karaka Bays area for 30 years and whose main house is just along from the bach at 16 Fortification Road. Mandy Taylor is the Manager of Boho Bach, and lives directly opposite.

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