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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After booking this 6 weeks out I received a pleasant phone call the day before our arrival just confirming our booking and what our expected arrival would be the next day. The easy to follow driving instructions were fantastic and we easily located them. It might be a gravel road to get there but it is most definitely worth it.... More 

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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a stunning place, we booked a King snug room for two nights. Check in time is 3pm we did arrive a little early and was warmly greeted by Tam and Charles the owners. Tam showed us around the property and to our beautiful room, we were not disappoint. The bed was so comfy and warm. Large bathroom and a... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We stayed here over new years for 2 nights for my partners birthday. We were looking forward to getting away from the city and parenting for 2 nights. This trip was exactly what we needed, and staying here was the highlight. Very peaceful, owners were helpful and lovely. So many things to do here, and the atmosphere really gave us... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Spent a relaxing weekend here mid winter. Still plenty to do around the area. Tam and Charles were the perfect hosts, very friendly and welcoming. Rooms were clean and comfortable with everything you need for your stay. The only negative was that the extractor fan above the shower curtain caused the shower curtain to blow inside the shower while you're... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Where should I start? After an 8-hour drive from Bay of Islands, there's nothing better than arriving to this place. Warm welcome from the owners, beautiful clean room with luxurious beddings and decor, huge bathroom with clean towels and toiletries - all in all, everything is perfect. If you are looking for a romantic, relaxing and wonderfully blissful weekend or... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Loved the location of this lodge, in a lush river valley. Lots of interesting and beautiful places to visit nearby, but just as appealing to hang around the property, relaxing. The room was very comfortable, with lots of fat soft pillows. We especially loved the morepork owls that hang around. I'll definitely be back in summer.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

A wonderful escape for a few days. We stayed in early 2014 (I'm writing this very late!) and used it as a base to explore the Coromandel. Swimming in the river was wonderful and the outdoor bath was a real treat. More dishes would have been nice but otherwise a lovely stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The most beautiful accommodation which we made in this country!! With a very warm welcome!! Wonderful memory !!I shall mean seeing this incredible property with a great pleasure to see again this adorable and passionate couple

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is by far the most beautiful place I have ever stayed.. it beats a busy and commercial 5 star resort any day! Absolutely stunning location, very peaceful, quiet and private, TOTALLY secluded from the world! Tam and Charles are so friendly and hospitable and are like old friends that you haven't seen for a while. We cant wait to... More 

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Es Castell, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

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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