Location & Directions

Bethells Beach Cottages are located at: 267 Bethells Road, Bethells Beach, Waitakere.


  • Please contact us one day prior to arrival if you require an early check in or late check out – these cannot be guaranteed
  • Please ensure you bring your directions - as attached
  • Please ensure you bring your food - your cottage/apartment is fully self contained.
  • Please ensure you connect with Bethells Beach Cottages by phone one day prior to arrival and leave a message of your estimated time of arrival - this helps us plan our day to welcome you - this is extremely important to us.

Driving directions from Auckland CBD to Bethells Beach Cottages

Check in – no earlier than 1.30pm. Check out – no later than 10am.(Note: if your arrival time is after 1:30pm, please let us know one day prior to arrival.)

We are 40 minutes directly West from Auckland CBD however allow extra time for rush hour traffic.

We strongly recommend buying groceries and petrol on the way, and bring the directions with you. We provide private, fully equipped kitchens in each cottage/apartment, but not meals. Nearest stores and restaurants to our rural coastal location are 25 minutes away (i.e. one hour round trip). Please note the supermarket en route to us (see below on #5).

Because of our location, you will need to print and bring the directions specfic to Bethells Beach Cottage to find us.

1. Locate North Western Motorway E.g. from Sky City Hobson St. Head south along Hobson St.

2. Take on ramp onto NW Motorway (highway 16). Keep right at the fork.

3. Follow signs for North-Western Motorway/State Highway 16 toward Waitakere/Helensville.

4. In approx 12.4 km take exit 16 left for Lincoln Road toward Urban Route 19.

5. Once on Lincoln Road, drive to second set of traffic lights and turn right into Universal Drive (note Pak N Save Supermarket on the corner - last supermarket before Bethells Beach).

6. Follow Universal Drive to its end at roundabout. Take second exit left from the round-about, into Swanson Rd. Continue through Ranui then Swanson townships (last grocery stores & gas station before Bethells Beach at Swanson).

Set odometer (speedometer) trip meter to zero by Swanson Railway station.

7. Follow Swanson Road 0.9km and bear left into Scenic Drive North (NB. road climbs Waitakere Ranges foothills here). Note overhead rail bridge at 1.1km.

8. At 2.7km turn right into Te Henga Road. Drive down through Bethells Valley.

9. At 3.9km Te Henga Road joins Bethells Road at an L-shape intersection. Drive straight ahead along Bethells Road (don’t turn right - this goes to Waitakere).

10. Follow Bethells Road ahead to one lane bridge at 14.9km. Cross bridge.

11. Continue over one speed bump beyond Erangi Place (on left) towards beach car park. Don’t enter car park. Instead, turn left following our red wooden arrow (at 14.9km) and Bethells Road sign. Cross next speed bump, pass McKay Place (on left), and follow sealed road to its end at 15.3km.

12. Drive straight ahead (rubbish bins on your right) at gateway signed “Private Property No Entry”. If locked, gate unlock combination is 1248. Note the Bethells Beach Cottages sign inside the gate. Follow this gravel and sand road to the bottom of the steep hill, then follow up the sealed hill, and turn right three quarters of the way up the hill with the Bethells Beach Cottages sign into our driveway. Drive up to our beige and red house (main house) and we will take you to your cottage.

Other Transport Options

Shuttle Excellence services 

To arrange a Shuttle service to Bethells Beach Cottages simply email [email protected] or phone 0800 822000

Limo Services

To arrange for a Limo service to Bethells Beach Cottages phone: 09 273 4188.

Train Services

Passenger trains between Auckland CBD and either the Swanson or Waitakere stations can be a fun option. Bethells Beach Cottages are a 20 minute drive from either station. Catch a taxi from the station or email us in advance to see if we can collect you.

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