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Reviewed 11 September 2020 via mobile

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!

Date of stay: September 2020
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank ErinW2371
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Waipoua Lodge, Owner at Waipoua Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 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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Reviewed 9 September 2020

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.

Room tip: there are only 3 rooms. this is a lodge not a hotel.
Date of stay: September 2020
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Thank Ladygoestropo
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Waipoua Lodge, Owner at Waipoua Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 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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Reviewed 27 July 2020

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 good! We enjoyed tasty locally styled cuisine, perfectly cooked and beautifully presented, ample portions - just right!! Our evening in the main lounge was perfect relaxation - fire, wine, chat.

Our accommodation was homely. Large spacious bedroom, an amply proportioned lounge, self contained dining amenities, and quality and comfort all around. Any of the 4 guest suites would have pleased us.

The large gardens, native bush outlook and easy walking tracks gave us plenty of scope to stretch when it was raining, and with the Waipoua Forest, Tane Mahuta, Kai Iwi Lakes and other outdoorsy stuff within easy reach it was surprisingly easy to fill our our 2 days.

Your cellphone wont work due to the location, but there is ample internet. So a perfect spot to tune out, feet up, read a book, take in nature, and rediscover that old skill of conversation.

What did i like most? Hopefully they run with the new spicy apple cake dessert they were experimenting. And Fi makes an awesome morning coffee.

What did i like least? Departing.

Would I stay there again? Damned right I would. Actually, we already made plans to.

Date of stay: July 2020
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Thank 8thContinent
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Reviewed 9 July 2020 via mobile

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

Date of stay: June 2020
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 July 2020

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 return to tranquility base! Either to bliss out away from wet wintry weather or to enjoy crisp sunny days in the gardens, the spa pool, the forest or on the famous west coast beaches.

Room tip: The suites are all individual, Fiona and Anne helped us with our selection after hearing what we were looking for.
Date of stay: July 2020
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