Waikino is about 1.1/2 hrs from Auckland. An easy drive south passing through dairy and agricultural land and charming small NZ towns. Waikino was built to service the gold mines but is now a sleepy little village in the bush.
Our house sleeps 8 and there is a double bed for 2 more in a warm cabin outside. There are two sofa beds on the mezzanine floor for large families.
We are north facing, so