Here at Hickory we have two accommodation options both with their own unique features. ‘The Cottage’ and ‘The Cabin’ offer different options for staying, or can be combined for larger groups, whichever approach best serves your requirements. The accommodation is just a short 'walking' distance from one of NZs best surfing beaches. You'll be staying on a working farm- nestled amongst trees and native bush, with an elevated view of the pastures and coastal cliffs eastward.
Health & Safety:
Hickory Bay is a working farm, you will be expected to be mindful of farming practices (i.e. leaving gates as you found them) and sticking to permitted areas, given our Health and Safety Management Plan.
Other important information:
Hickory Bay is one of the more remote bays the peninsula. Once covered in thick, ancient forest, namely Matai, Totara and Kahikatea, with the beach nestled between two great bluffs. The Maori named it Waikerikikari (The Bay of Angry Waters), and unlike most other bays on the peninsula, the Maori never settled here as they couldn’t land their canoes. Hickory Bay is a 30 minute drive from Akaroa, however we're certain once you're here you won't want to leave.
Access in is by gravel road and not motorway. Taking your time and expecting oncoming traffic on corners is the safest approach. It's best to bring all your supplies, as a quick trip to the shop isn't an option. Beach access is a short stroll on foot from both the cottage and cabin.
Get in touch to plan your stay!