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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

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 April 4, 2015

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 March 24, 2015

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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