Lavericks Bay

Lavericks Bay

Banks Peninsula

With the luxury campsite a 15 minute meander down to a beautiful secluded beach, glamping at Lavericks Bay on Banks Peninsula is something pretty special.

Rich in history, the scenic bay is set on a 1000 hectare sheep and beef farm, which has been in the same family since the 1850s. 

The campsite is set on a sunny spot on the farm. It has two, thoughtfully decorated luxury tents both with woodburners, and a camp kitchen and bathroom. With a dedicated communal area, the campsite is perfectly set up for two families, or a group of friends holidaying together. An outdoor bath is tucked into a private spot close to the campsite - for the ultimate outdoor bathing-under-the-stars experience.

Enjoy long, warm days swimming and playing in the soft sand on the safe beach. When the tide is low, there are rock pools exposed for young kids, (and kids at heart!) to explore.  You may even get a glimpse of a rare Hectors dolphin or seal - frequent visitors to Lavericks Bay.

In the evening, gather at the campsite, or take a picnic basket down to the beach for a glass of wine and toasted marshmallows around the campfire.

If you're dying for a chance to escape, relax and really reconnect with family and friends, make it an adventure too, and go glamping at Lavericks Bay!

FROM $200 p/n

  • Sleeps 7
  • Child Friendly
  • Winter Escape

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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 reception at all times.

address

603 Lavericks Ridge Road, Akaroa 7583

directions

Lavericks Bay is set on Banks Peninsula, 1.75 hours from Christchurch and 35 minutes from Akaroa.

From Christchurch (drive time 1.75 hours):

  • Take SH75 towards Akaroa. 
  • You will drive through Little River and then up a large hill. At the top of this hill turn left onto the Summit Road. 
  • Follow this to Le Bons Bay and drive into the bay. 
  • Just before you reach the beach you will see a signpost to Lavericks Bay. 
  • Head up this single road. At the top turn right and drive over the cattle stop and down into Lavericks Bay. 
  • Once you reach the valley floor drive over the bridge and go straight ahead over the cattlestop. 
  • The road then turns left and you will see the campsite less than 1km ahead on your left.
  • Either drive over the cattle stop, turn left and park (then walk over the creek to the campsite); or if you have a 4WD and the creek is not too high, drive on a little further and drive over the creek and park at the site. If it has been particullary wet we'll be in touch to get you across safely.

From Akaroa (drive time 35 minutes):

  • Drive out of Akaroa. 
  • At the top of the hill, before turning into Takamatua, turn off SH75 and head up the Long Bay Road (this will be sign posted to Le Bons Bay). 
  • Follow this to Le Bons Bay and drive into the bay. 
  • Just before you reach the beach you will see a signpost to Lavericks Bay. 
  • Head up this single road. At the top turn right and drive over the cattle stop and down into Lavericks Bay. 
  • Once you reach the valley floor drive over the bridge and go straight ahead over the cattlestop. 
  • The road then turns left and you will see the campsite less than 1km ahead on your left.
  • Either drive over the cattle stop, turn left and park (then walk over the creek to the campsite); or if you have a 4WD and the creek is not too high, drive on a little further and drive over the creek and park at the site. If it has been particularly wet we'll be in touch to get you across safely.

Lavericks Bay

Lavericks Bay Location

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WHAT ARE THE BED AND BEDDING ARRANGEMENTS?

WHAT ARE THE KITCHEN AND COOKING FACILITIES?

WHAT ARE THE BATHROOM FACILITIES?

IS THERE POWER?

IS THERE MOBILE PHONE RECEPTION?

WHAT SORT OF HEATING IS THERE?

IS LAVERICKS BAY CHILD-FRIENDLY?

CAN I BRING MY DOG OR HORSE?

HOW PRIVATE AND REMOTE IS THE CAMPSITE?

WHERE DO I PARK MY CAR?

CAN I HAVE A CAMPFIRE?

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

ARE THERE ANY SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS?

CAN I BOOK FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY?

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  • Eating and Drinking

    Lavericks Bay is self-catering. Just bring your own food and chilly-bin and cook meals using the BBQ and facilities provided in your private camp 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, Akaroa is a 35 minute drive away and filled with delicious places to eat out.

    The nearest shop selling food and alcohol is the Akaroa Four Square. Akaroa also has some fantastic alternative food outlets, like the local butcher and deli.

  • Things To Do

    Private. Beach. Need we say more? Swim, fish, go rock hopping at low tide, bring your outdoor equipment and kayak, boogie board, surf or paddle board. Have a beach campfire and toast marshmallows or sausages on a stick. Go skinny dipping! The options are endless. 

    Walk over farmland, or bring your bike and bike some farm tracks. There's some excellent and challenging mountain bike tracks for enthusiasts! No outdoor equipment is provided by Lavericks Bay at this stage, so if this sounds like fun, make sure you bring your own.

    At the campsite, there's board games, cards and books. Relax on your daybed with a blanket and a good book, or soak in the outdoor bath for a spot of star gazing. Bring a guitar and enjoy a good 'ol sing song round the campfire. 

    There's plenty to keep you entertained on the property, but if you feel like treating yourself to lunch out, the pretty town of Akaroa is a short but scenic 35 minute drive away. The local area offers plenty of activities too - with kayak and bike rental, the Akaroa Cooking School and dolphin and nature cruises all on offer.

  • Your Hosts

    Lavericks Bay is a farm with a rich family history. Harriet's parents were the 5th generation of family to farm there, and Harriet and her siblings have fond memories of the adventurous childhood they had growing up on the stunning property.

    Harriet met Lloyd, who also grew up on a south island farm, at Lincoln University and after a few years of study, travel and working overseas, they were married at home at Lavericks Bay. When Harriet's parents retired, they took the opportunity to move back and farm the family property with Joe, their six week old baby. Daughters Scarlett and Willa followed soon after, and now the 7th generation of the family is enjoying the delights of the Lavericks Bay farming lifestyle.

    The young family love their piece of Kiwi paradise - living by the sea and enjoying their beautiful soft sand beach. Welcoming and genuine, Harriet and Lloyd have a sincere desire to share their property with others...And they look forward to meeting you!