If you're looking for a holiday oasis close to Auckland, look no further than Bethshan. We arrived to a lovely little note telling us to get settled in our unit with the key waiting for us. We then headed out onto the bay on kayaks (they have several, plus a couple of sailboats and a dinghy, all free to use) and made our way around the bay, then headed over to the diving platform/trampoline (genius) which was great fun. Headed back to have tea and a little snack on the chairs by the beach. It's very close to Scandrett and Tawharanui regional parks too, for a bit of hiking. A wonderful little place to stay and get away from it all! The units themselves are brilliant too, very cottagey/bachy feeling.