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Wairua Lodge - The Hidden River Valley

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251 Old Coach Road, Whitianga 3542, 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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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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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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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My boyfriend treated me to a surprise birthday get-a-way... And it was certainly a wonderful surprise!! We were greeted by two wonderful hosts (Charles and tam) and taken on a mini tour around, which showed us everything we were going to need. We were then shown our amazing self- contained apartment which was ideal for us!! The wood cabin was... More 

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Anaura Bay, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Charles & Tam's manaaki (service) was absolutely outstanding!! Thank you for being such awesome hosts. The room was comfortable, warm & welcoming with some nice little touches, (robes for the spa bath/pool), yummy plunger coffee & the best museli & peanut butter that I've ever tasted (with the complimentary continental breakfast) The location is simply a "piece of paradise" that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My wife and I had a relaxing weekend at Wairua Lodge. We were presented with a good bottle of NZ red and a very nice continental breakfast. All top quality products. We were shown where the walks, river and glow-worms were situated. There were maps and the hosts Charles & Tam even provided Croc type footwear to save our shoes.... More 

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