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Waipoua Lodge

4748 State Highway 12, Waipoua Forest 0376 New Zealand
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Experience true New Zealand hospitality. Waipoua Lodge is a little piece of luxury etched in history where you can experience true New Zealand hospitality whilst travelling Northland’s Twin Coast Discovery Highway. This circular route provides two diverse coastlines which offer in just one region, so much of the natural environment which is our beautiful Aotearoa. Nestled on a ridge overlooking the vast Waipoua Forest – home of the ancient and iconic kauri trees, Waipoua Lodge offers relaxing, warm and authentic New Zealand hospitality and the perfect location from which to explore the beautiful and often undiscovered Kauri Coast - Pathway to Northland and Naturally New Zealand’s Ancient, Eco & Cultural Destination. With the mixture of yesteryear in the old Kauri lodge, home to artefacts from the Kauri logging era, to the four acres of garden and tranquil bush walk surrounded by pasture and forest you will be inspired and all within an easy 3 hour drive from Auckland.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Secured parking
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
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Picnic area
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Air conditioning
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Explore10276373527 wrote a review Oct 2020
5 contributions
If you need to get away from life for a while, this is the perfect place, its quiet, remote without being too far away, the hosts are the nicest accommodating ladies who will go the extra mile for you. Great food, great stories, great local knowledge. It's an easy drive to the lodge, excellent greeting. Beaches, forests, kauri, birds abound. Thank you so much for an excellent weekend Ann and Fi, can't wait to come back.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Waipoua Lodge, Owner at Waipoua Lodge
Responded 23 Nov 2020
Thank you for those lovely words and especially for coming and staying with us, it was a pleasure to be able to host you. We await your return for more adventures and relaxing.
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QPR-ALLBLACKS-Fan wrote a review Oct 2020
Cambridge, New Zealand343 contributions186 helpful votes
We had booked the last 3 days of our upper North Island holiday at the Waipoua Lodge and based on previous reviews, we had high expectations. I can quite comfortably say that the Lodge and the lovely Ann & Fiona, exceeded those expectations in pretty much every way. The room was fabulous, the meals were exquisite, the grounds and location was stunning and Ann & Fiona were friendly and professional, there when you needed them and invisible when you didn’t. The location is a short drive from all the delights of the Waipoua area - the forest, Trounson Kauri Park, Manganui Bluff and The Kai Iwi Lakes. 3 days of bliss went by too fast and we eventually had to bid goodbye to Ann & Fi. We will be back soon.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Waipoua Lodge, Owner at Waipoua Lodge
Responded 23 Nov 2020
We are so glad we exceeded your expectations and that you enjoyed your time with us. It will be such a pleasure to welcome you back for more adventures on our coast, some time to relax and of course a good glass of wine!
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1811027Scott wrote a review Oct 2020
Auckland, New Zealand162 contributions56 helpful votes
My husband and I chose Waipoua Lodge to celebrate 50 years together, from the moment we got there our hosts Ann and Fiona made us feel at home. Nothing was too much trouble and there was nothing they hadnt thought of. Their attention to detail showed in the lodge, the accommodation and the fine dining. A relaxing peaceful environment, situated on the edge of the forest. Tane Mahuta is very near and a must to visit. Easy safe parking and easily accessible. The history of the Lodge was fascinating and it gives you a real feel of days gone by in the Kauri Forests. Would we stay there again? Of course and we will. Slightly remote location on the Kauri coast but everywhere is accessible from the Lodge. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: There are two rooms with lovely verandahs, all rooms quiet
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Response from Waipoua Lodge, Owner at Waipoua Lodge
Responded 23 Nov 2020
It was such a pleasure having you stay with us and having Waipoua Lodge become part of your 50 years together celebration memories. What a great achievement! Until the next time we meet stay safe and happy.
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SIMONNZ01 wrote a review Sep 2020
Napier, New Zealand20 contributions1 helpful vote
Beautiful accommodation .Amazing grounds including a bush walk within their property that is not to be missed. Food was spot on for both dinner and breakfast.Our hosts, Ann and Fiona were so welcoming and super company. We will undoubtedly return .
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: All rooms are to the same high standard
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Response from Waipoua Lodge, Owner at Waipoua Lodge
Responded 6 Oct 2020
Thank you for the great review and for staying with us. Everyday there seems to be more spring flowers blooming in the gardens and lots more bumble bees! We hope the cats gave you a warm welcome when you got home. we look forward to welcoming you back one day.
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1dani021 wrote a review Sep 2020
Kerikeri, New Zealand32 contributions3 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed here for two nights for his birthday and we had an absolutely fantastic time. We were the only guests staying and Ann & Fiona made us feel very welcome right from the beginning. On our first night as we decided that we were going to find dinner elsewhere they recommend the local pub about 10 minutes south, which we very much enjoyed. Our full day at the lodge was very comfortable and relaxing with a fantastic home cooked breakfast, followed by a lovely bush walk and then relaxing time in the sun (suddenly there were seats in the garden, or on the porch ready for us). We explored the area, then returned to the lodge for a spectacular dinner prepared by our hosts. The food was fantastic and very very tasty, both breakfast and dinner and Ann and Fiona went out of their way to include anything extra that we asked for. Our room was very comfortable and spacious with lots of little homely treats to make us feel welcome. The main attraction for us was the spa pool, which we constantly used and throughly enjoyed. We definitely recommend this place to everyone, it was well worth the cost and we will be back. Thank you Ann and Fiona for making us feel so welcome and for helping us celebrate my husbands special day.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Waipoua Lodge, Owner at Waipoua Lodge
Responded 6 Oct 2020
We are thrilled that you had such a great time here. It was our pleasure to host you and to help make the birthday a special one. Looking forward to seeing you back again.
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US$217 - US$410 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionWaipoua Forest
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Frequently Asked Questions about Waipoua Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Waipoua Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Trounson Kauri Park (5.5 km) and Te Matua Ngahere Walk (2.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Waipoua Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Waipoua Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Waipoua Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Waipoua Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are any cleaning services offered at Waipoua Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Is Waipoua Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.