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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)
Hot bath
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
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Dry cleaning
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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Erin W wrote a review Sep 2020
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We had such an awesome time at the Lodge. The hosts, food and accommodation were top notch. I can absolutely recommend staying here 100%. Apart from the accommodation there was a so much to do nearby. I would definitely love to come back and stay!
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Date of stay: September 2020
Response from Waipoua Lodge, Owner at Waipoua Lodge
Responded 12 Sep 2020
We are thrilled that you loved your time here, it was our pleasure to host you all and share in your surprise weekend away. Hearing the laughter of longtime friends adds to the wonderful history and stories of our Lodge. Looking forward to seeing you again. Ann and Fiona
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Raewyn Flay wrote a review Sep 2020
New Zealand2 contributions1 helpful vote
This was an unforgettable experience. Beautiful historic accommodation,two great hosts and lots of fabulous food and wine in front of a roaring fire, after a soak in the spa pool. Ideally situated for day trips exploring the Kauri Coast .We will definitely be back for a summer break.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Response from Waipoua Lodge, Owner at Waipoua Lodge
Responded 12 Sep 2020
Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are so pleased you had a great time with us and we really appreciate you sharing your Waipoua Lodge experience with other travellers. Stay safe during these challenging times and we look forward to welcoming you back. Fiona and Ann
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Tim Jago wrote a review Jul 2020
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I could be writing a horror story.....it was a dark and stormy night, the phone was out, flood waters lapping at the side of the road, the only sound came from the kitchen, and the room glowed orange due to the roaring fire..... and its all true, except it was far from a terrifying experience! We happened to be booked in to Waipoua Lodge in the week Northland had a 1 in 500 year flood event. We chose to continue with our plans, and we are so glad we did. We pretty much had the lodge to ourselves, the only company being our hosts Annie and Fi. And what great hosts! Friendly, hospitable, out of sight unless we wanted them, obliging without being pushy, and excellent company when we asked them to share the evening with us. Moreover, they were the cooks, and pretty damned
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Date of stay: July 2020
Shan wrote a review Jul 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand329 contributions53 helpful votes
Amazing lodge in a great location, close to the Kauri forest and the beach. We stayed in the tack room, really comfortable and warm with a nice outlook on to the well kept grounds. If you like walks it’s close to Trounson Kauri Park and Maunganui Bluff beach or if you simply want to relax, Waipoua lodge is perfect to just unwind in the hot spa or relax by the fire with a book. Thanks to Fiona and Ann, you were great hosts and we will definitely be back
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Date of stay: June 2020
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AfloatNZ wrote a review Jul 2020
Totara North22 contributions1 helpful vote
After lockdown and days of cold wintry rain - we needed a break. A couple of days being cosseted in elegant surroundings, with good food, beautiful scenery, and not too far way would be perfect. And so it turned out! Anne and Fiona looked after us like we were royalty making sure we had the time we dreamed yet judging the perfect moments for friendly chats and tales of the old lodge's own story among the magnificent kauri trees of the Waipoua Forest and its journey from a family-built homestead to international standard boutique lodge. There are four, separate, individual accommodation suites, we stayed in The Stables. It has a well appointed lounge, one bedroom with a very large comfortable bed and quality linen, a large bathroom and huge bath. We'll look forward to our
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Date of stay: July 2020
US$217 - US$410 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionWaipoua Forest
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