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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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nickbache wrote a review Mar 2020
City of Venice, Italy7 contributions1 helpful vote
I choose Waipoua Lodge as our last night location after 5 weeks touring NZ. It was the right decision. Ann and Fiona treated us like one of the family and their warm but thorough approach allowed us to chill and reflect on our wonderful tour. The meal was delightful and the spa pool just perfect. Definitely one to remember
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Date of stay: March 2020
Magnanon16 wrote a review Feb 2020
Angouleme, France12 contributions3 helpful votes
We were so glad that we took up the recommendation of friends who had stayed at Waipoua two years before. The Lodge didn’t disappoint. We stayed in the Stables. The whole place was spotlessly clean, the bed was very comfortable and the bathroom luxurious. The food was excellent - a plentiful breakfast with beautiful poached eggs and the evening meals were very generous. Grace recommended places to go and arranged for a night time kiwi walk. We were so glad that we went on this as we saw our first kiwi. A real highlight of our trip to NZ. Thank you Grace, Jonty and Lily and our Best Wishes for the future.
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Date of stay: February 2020
lcass315472 wrote a review Feb 2020
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This is a haven of luxury on the edge of the Waipoua Forest. The accommodation is first class and the hospitality from Grace and Jonty was excellent. A great location for exploring the ancient kauri trees in the forest. If traveling from the Bay of Islands stay on Highway 12 and travel through Opononi. Do not follow your satnav as this will direct you along 40km of unsealed gravel roads
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Date of stay: February 2020
Nick wrote a review Feb 2020
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The two kids running this place (Grace and Jonty) with their mum are very sweet but I wonder if hospitality may not be their calling. I hope that my feedback is helpful to them and, particularly, to other potential guests: To start, we were hungry the whole time. This is a bit of an issue because the nearest store or restaurant is about 45 minutes from the lodge. We ate dinner at the lodge our first night. I ordered the rack of lamb as my main, which came as only two ribs. I had a larger rack of lamb as a starter in Auckland last week and have had degustation menu servings far larger (on balance, the gingerbread dessert that followed was fabulous!). For breakfast the next day, we both ordered the “big breakfast” in which our sausage was replaced with a small serving of baked
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Date of stay: February 2020
Chicagoehc wrote a review Feb 2020
Chicago426 contributions164 helpful votes
You will feel like you are staying with friends. Everyone we met was friendly, happy and efficient. We ate both nights in the common house as there is not too many choices nearby. Menus were perfect and all of the guests chatted amiably about their holiday places and recommendations. The waiter was humorous and efficient and willing to take the numerous questions I peppered him with - it was a jolly evening. The rooms were large and nice to have a seating room. Shower was powerful too. Beds were comfortable. Breakfasts were filling and varied. It really could not have been better!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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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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