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nature at its best

magnificent scenery and harbour ,,definitely need a boat to explore the inlets and coves king fish lodge offers a fabulous venue for lunch and dinner fabulous on a hot summers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2016
Vickie C
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Whangaroa, New Zealand
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Whangaroa, New Zealand
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

magnificent scenery and harbour ,,definitely need a boat to explore the inlets and coves king fish lodge offers a fabulous venue for lunch and dinner fabulous on a hot summers day

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Thank Vickie C
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I spent a weekend on the Maple Leaf Houseboat at the end of last year and it was great. It really is the way to see the harbour in all it beauty. There was some great fishing,Tony who run's the Housebaorting was very helpful in showing us the good spots to catch some snapper. The House boat also has a... More 

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Thank OliverMiko
New Zealand
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We hadn't quite appreciated that you really need a boat to fully enjoy this area, no swimming for the kids beach side due to the oyster shells.

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Thank NewZealandMegs
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We just had a weekend away on the Maple Leaf house bat and had the most incredible time. Beautiful weather, stunning views and plenty of good hiking spots in every bay. Would highly recommend for a relaxing weekend away :)

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Thank morganclairemaw
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

I just spent a weekend in Whangaroa Harbour with some friends on the Maple Leaf Houseboat. It was seriously amazing. Great fishing, kayaking and walks in the hills so cabin fever was nigh. Bombs off the top of the boat were alot of fun too. The harbour itself was quiet, calm and the locals were a very friendly bunch. We... More 

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1 Thank Rachel B
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

We had the privileged of spending a weekend on the Whangaroa Harbour on board the Maple Leaf Houseboat and it was a weekend to remember. We hired the boat as a group of six adults and it gave us the ability to explore the Harbour under our own steam. We caught plenty of fish, and enjoyed kyaking into scheduled bays... More 

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Thank cudence
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Away from the crowds in a harbor of unsurpassed beauty. Great hiking in the hills surrounding the harbor are rewarded with million dollar views.

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Thank Toby R
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

This area is of outstanding beauty, Just to watch the world go by; watching the fisherman go in and out, or just to have a pint or two in the local. It is truly a magnificent view.

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Thank Charleesquirrel
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Perhaps the best NZ has to offer ... bring your lines and hooks ..and enjoy what life has to offer ..great people, great knowledge, and a great place..heaps of interesting places to explore but ask a local ...

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Thank Mikeauknz
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We were doing a bit of fishing off the wharf and helped a group of tourists catch their first ever fish - to say they were over the moon was an understatement :-)

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Thank KapaiKiw1

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