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Wairua Lodge - The Hidden River Valley

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251 Old Coach Road, Whitianga 3591, New Zealand
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Ranked #5 of 38 Whitianga B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Es Castell, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This dream location across a ford to a secluded valley was the most amazing place we stayed at during our 2 month trip in New Zealand. The room was beautiful with private BBQ area outside the door. The scenery is fantastic with several sitting areas to enjoy the gardens both during the day and at night. The short bush walks... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just spent 3 nights of the Easter weekend at this incredible retreat. We received a lovely, warm welcome by Tam and Charles, with a mini tour of their stunning property. They offered great advice on places to visit and things to see within the Coromandel but you really wouldn't have to leave this stunning lodge if you didn't... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing place! Tam and Charles welcomed us and were so friendly and helpful. The place itself is absolutely stunning. Imagine eating your breakfast, looking over beautiful bush, listening to birdsong. Then at night, book one of the spas...the bath where you play music with candles, drinking your wine and looking over lighted bush below or the spa where... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights in this wonderful relaxing retreat. The setting was beautiful and we felt well taken care of from Charles and Tam. Would definitely recommend this cute little hideaway if you're looking for a private place to get away from city life and other tourists!

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Westhoughton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Just spent three nights at one of the most relaxing venues my wife and I have ever been to. The stunning setting is just magical and accommodation is excellent. Our hosts Tam & Charlie made the entire experience very special. So if you are looking for somewhere to unwind, kick back and have an adventure this is the place to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The setting along with the hosts make this a wonderful place to stay. Georgous bush, very comfortable rooms. A great base to explore the Coromandel from, especially when it's peak time and you need a retreat to escape the tourist madness. We heard Kiwi, saw Kakariki and recommend exploring the trails and enjoying the river. The platform jump has to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Had a fantastic and relaxed time at Wairua Lodge. The setting is extraordinary and beautiful - hidden away in the NZ bush, with attractive (if slightly adventurous - be prepared to get feet wet and climb steep slopes) walks on the property. The bathroom looking out onto the bush with candlelight was a highlight. The room was great, with a... More 

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We had a great stay here. We arrived in the evening to lovely out door music playing and outdoor lit candles.The lodge is nestled in amongst bush and is the most peaceful place. We stayed with our adult children - 9 adults in total and it was really pleasant. Our hosts Charles and Tam couldn't do enough to help us... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Hosts Tam & Charles are lovely. The rooms and facilities are all top notch; clean, comfortable, homely. The atmosphere is where the Wairua Lodge really excels, and it is something you can tell Tam & Charles really work hard to make perfect - from the carefully placed NZ silver fern on your continental breakfast spread, lit candles outside your room,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We loved our weekend away! Couldn't ask for anything more- perfect hosts, a stunning location, and amazing place- SO glad we went. From the warm welcome on arrival to our waterfall adventure hike, this place had a bit of everything for a relaxed weekend away from it all.

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