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Magnificent Waimanu Lodge at Whangaroa

We stayed at Waimanu Lodge. Absolutely magnificent views, beautifully appointed and clean accommodation with many little extras - a special treat left each day after cleaning... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We stayed at Waimanu Lodge. Absolutely magnificent views, beautifully appointed and clean accommodation with many little extras - a special treat left each day after cleaning. The hosts were very helpful and friendly. Price wise it was excellent value.

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Somers, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Great area to fish, snapper, kingfish and marlin, and lots more. The harbour has a war history, the gun emplacements at the entrance have a lot of history behind them. there are some great charter boats in the harbour. There is the Hotel to get lunch and dinner at a reasonable price. there is also the Whangaroa Sport Fishing Club,... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I love Whangaroa Harbour. Could be one of my absolute faves. Totally serene and beautiful. When your out on the harbour in a boat the water is the most incredible deep blue colour unlike I have seen before. Would also recommend a stop at the Gum Diggers Pub up the road. Quality food and drink at quality prices.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We love this area and would also recommend a visit to Mongonui to visit the Little Kitchen Cafe. A trip along Wainui Road, which will have turn offs to Ota Point, Te Ngaere Beach, Maturi Bay are all worth a visit. Good coffee shop in Kaeo.

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Kaeo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Beautiful large Harbour. You can catch fish in the harbour without having to go to the open sea. Large snapper and kingfish can be caught here. 5 minutes after leaving the harbour you are in gamefishing waters and it is a great place to catch Marlin. It has and east and west arm and there are places where you can... More 

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Whangaroa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This is the most beautiful and spectacular natural harbour in all of New Zealand. It translates as Long Harbour and is ten kms in length; half of this length is only reachable by boat. Awesome rock formations, from St Pauls Rock to the Duke's Nose; a dizzily high waterfall; native bush right down to beach level. A must-see & experience... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

have seen many harbours and this was the prettiest full of interesting boats one of the better game fishing club rooms I have visited locals friendly had a tour of a fifty year old game boat

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Papamoa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The Arenui game fishing boat makes its home in Whangaroa Harbour during the summer months. Five of us chartered the boat to fish from the Three Kings Islands and specifically the King Bank and had a great adventure. The captain and crew know how to catch fish and also provide for excellent meals and company. At times the sea was... More 

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Kesgrave, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

A working harbour on a pretty bay, small fishing boats and leisure craft dot the quay. Postcard pretty and not set up just for the tourists.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Beautiful views can be can from anywhere but probably best either from one the many expensive-looking boats moored up out in the bay or as in my case looking down from St Paul's Rock. It has a nice hotel selling good beer and a cafe plus a few other shops. A very relaxing place that appears not to be spoiled... More 

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