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1297 North Road, 8942 New Zealand
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#2 of 2 Specialty lodging in Chatham Island (Rekohu)
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Set in the peaceful surroundings of Henga Reserve on the Chatham Islands, overlooking our 900 acre farm, you will be made to feel at home here. With a stunning beach and sand dune system only a short walk away through Henga bush reserve, where you will find limestone rock features and loads of cheeky Weka and fantails to entertain you on the way. Henga Lodge focusses on providing friendly service, comfortable eco-conscious accommodation options. Featuring 23 guest rooms, fleet of rental cars, licensed restaurant and loads of sightseeing options, it is your perfect choice for exploring the Chathams! Experience the peace and hospitality of Moriori culture first hand. You will have the opportunity to visit Kopinga Marae, the Rakau Momori (tree-carvings), Nunuku's Cave and other significant Moriori sights. Explore the Chathams and its unique flora and fauna, rugged landscape and sumptuous local cuisine, all prepared fresh from the sea and garden straight to your plate by our chef.
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Rex & Ann wrote a review Mar 2020
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Henga Lodge was a great choice for us; we like to be away from the main centres. The Lodge ensuite rooms were very nice; clean and comfortable with views over the farm. Bernadette was such a helpful and friendly Manager; she made a vehicle available for us to hire every day we wanted and helped us map out things to see/walks to do, and arrange access to private property (a payment to landowners was an addition). The menu selection was small but the meals were nice; the continental breakfast was of a better standard than many mainland places we've stayed. So many enjoyable days spent on the Chatham Island, and a day trip out to Pitt Island was really worthwhile and enjoyable.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: Our ensuite room had a nice view over the farm/lake. We also liked interaction with the dog,...
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music657 wrote a review Mar 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand18 contributions3 helpful votes
Henga Lodge is a great place to stay . The lodge is well appointed with magnificnet views and it is next to Henga bush . The bush walks are lovely and lead to a lovely sunset view and beach.The staff are extremely helpful - especially Bernadette who organises all the trips and contacts the people who inform you about this unique island. The cuisine is tasty - good breakfasts excellent, blue cod at a reasonable price. We enjoyed a magnificent seafood buffet with awesome large, delicious crayfish and paua!! We did a day trip to Pitt Island for a tasty lunch and tour. A Must See.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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maureencole50 wrote a review Jan 2020
Kelston, New Zealand3 contributions
Just a couple of weeks back from a great time at Henga Lodge and the amazing Chatham Island. Took the flight over to Pitt Island which was also a highlight! The Lodge was very friendly with both staff and guests. Did a couple of walks from the Lodge down to the beach through the forest and sand dunes and into the bush. Amazing. Bernadette and her team at the Lodge were fantastic! Nothing was too much trouble and rooms serviced daily with fresh towels and cleaning. Bernadette was knowledgeable on Island History and helpful in arranging access to the islands various attractions. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: Had our own end unit which was great!
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Terran N wrote a review Jan 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand305 contributions137 helpful votes
Great centrally located lodge on the main island, not far from the airport with good commanding views of the nearby landscapes. Run by lovely Bernadette with a good bunch of staff (some in training but doing well) and friendly locals visit. Lots of options nearby, hiring a car and going around the island, organizing a trip through the lodge or walking around the reserve to the beach. Good rooms, hot showers and friendly cat, dog and sheep! Small menu but tasty dishes available and good selection of wine and some beers. Remember its an island serviced by a cargo shop so recognise the pricing and options compared with your local area! Even so I was happy with the experience and would recommend it as a good local experience. Ensure to ask about the Kaingaroa meal if you can its on periodically and they can book you a table.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Geodiversity wrote a review Jan 2020
Chester, United Kingdom9 contributions2 helpful votes
Henga Lodge is set in the lee of native forest, adjacent to Henga Scenic Reserve with views over Lake Marakapia, and its back to the extensive dunes of Long Beach and the South Pacific. The Lodge is managed by the excellent Bernadette, for whom nothing is too much trouble. She organised trips to sites, car hire, guides, which you will need as most of the islands is privately owned. A trip to Pitt Island is a highlight as is the stunning geology. The food is excellent, with plenty of fish and the rooms well appointed and comfortable. I highly recommend visiting the Chatham Island and, if you do, stay at Henga Lodge and let Bernadette look after you.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Cherrylyn Ker wrote a review Jan 2020
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Awesome Hostess who picked us up from the airport and dropped us off she also organised numerous outings all over the Island for us ,delicious food ,we were well looked after ,this is an amazing beautiful place .
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Penny and Tony Hibberd wrote a review Jan 2020
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We travelled with a group of 21 people which would put the most famous hotels under strain, not Henga Lodge. We were met at the airport, a 20 minute drive to Henga Lodge to meet Bernadette the Manager of the Lodge. Our rooms had been all previously allocated and were all ready for us. We stayed in one of the en-suite rooms with a view of farmland. The room was clean and comfortable with good quality linen and toiletries provided (not those tiny bottles!). All the accommodation at Henga is near the bar and dining area. The single rooms are in a building two minutes walk up a slight slope to the main lodge. The dining area and bar are comfortable with views across the farm. There is a comfortable seating area behind the bar with sofas, lots of books about the islands, birds and plants, magazines and toys for younger visitors. We received a complimentary drinking bottle with handicrafts made on the island and were invited to donate $10 to the tree planting project to help regenerate the bush on the island. Lorretta the chef was outstanding she was cooking for our group plus nine others so the lodge was at capacity during our stay which was also over the New Year. The menu had variety and the food was fresh and delicious. Some of the vegetables and salad are grown locally, blue cod, cray fish and paua from the island are also available. Bernadette was on hand 24/7 to answer questions, arrange our walks and access to private land (it is essential you have permissions). We visited a different place each day and some of the group flew to Pitt Island for a day. All arranged by Bernadette with Kerry Fleming from Chatham Island Tours. The walking is excellent with each hill and corner revealing a new experience. We also searched for fossilised sharks teeth and visited gardens. Henga Reserve is just behind the lodge so there are amazing walks through bush to the beach on the doorstep. There are a variety of either self-drive vehicles or cars with a driver available at the lodge. The driving is on unmade roads, but it is easy to get around as the traffic is minimal and there are not many roads to choose from. I can’t speak highly enough of the Henga Lodge team who provide kindness and dedication to all their visitors needs. We had a fantastic week with friendly kind people who are passionate about preserving the delicate eco-systems of their islands
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: best views from the Kopi suites, single rooms have a fridge and access to a community kitchen
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johnrag wrote a review Jan 2020
Raglan, New Zealand25 contributions6 helpful votes
Expensive, but good. Everything on Chatham is expensive, but look at the shipping company freight charges to understand why. By Chatham standards, Henga is very good value and Bernardette's main aim is to ensure her guests have a good holiday; she volunteers many extra hours and has lots of experience. Bernardette knows who to contact and is willing to spend time on the phone arranging trips for her guests. Henga has a good range of hire vehicles available, though nothing electric; there are solar panels on the roof. The food was good, especially for those who like meat, but a strict vegan would struggle. I was in a Marakapia room, which has ensuite, heat pump, fridge, TV and storage space. The Lodge is on the boundary of Henga Scenic Reserve, which has a circular walk through bush, limestone and dunes to the beach. Internet ($10 for a week) is said to be the best on the island, but the satellite link is slow.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: Marakapia rooms lack the views of rooms in the Lodge, but they can be seen on the minute's...
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Andrea M wrote a review Dec 2019
12 contributions10 helpful votes
Raw, rugged and remote, Rēkohu (Moriori) / Wharekauri (Māori) / Chatham (Pākehā) is an island fortress of oceanic distance. It is alive with mana, mauri and a spiritual value that drives many people (like myself) to seek it out and if you do staying at Henga Lodge will be one of the best choices you will make. Incredible manaakitanga (hospitality), Chef Loretta is so next level you'll remember her food always, its a place so incredibly relaxing, refreshing, restorative, rejuvenating to stay. We were wrapped up like family into the life of the lodge, on our own terms, and, the wider life of the island community. Its the kind of experience that never leaves you. Me Rongo
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: ground level or the very large upstairs room
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EJC142TR wrote a review Dec 2019
Wellington, New Zealand51 contributions14 helpful votes
We spent 4 nights in this lodge, using it as a base for our exploration of this fascinating island. The accommodation provided is comfortable, with a range of room costs on offer. Three meals a day are available, with excellent packed lunches on request. The evening meals are superb, with good variety and flexible times. Bernadette does a stellar job of looking after the guests, organising tours, liaising over transport, and generally making sure everyone is able to do what they want to do and enjoy the island.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Henga Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Henga Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Henga Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Henga Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Henga Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Henga Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Henga Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a banquet room and conference facilities during their stay.
Is Henga Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.