We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 38 Whitianga B&Bs / inns

Wairua Lodge - The Hidden River Valley

251 Old Coach Road, Whitianga 3542, New Zealand
Hotel amenities
Wairua Lodge - The Hidden River Valley
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Save
You added Wairua Lodge - The Hidden River Valley to your Saves list
Ranked #4 of 38 Whitianga B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Goodtimes113 Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
Write a Review

139 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    126
    11
    1
    0
    1
See reviews for
16
112
1
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (24)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (139)
  • Mar-May only
    (50)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (14)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (31)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (44)
All months
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Taupo, New Zealand
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Anaura Bay, New Zealand
1 review
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
North Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The location and setting is fabulous! We do not like “touristy” places and loved the many qualities that come with this unique location including the owners. Charles fixed my broken glasses – gluing the arm back together –which enabled me to read during our month long holiday to New Zealand and Australia - that had only just begun – we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I'm writing this review massively late (3 years and tripadvisor won't let me put the real date) but trying to catch up on places we've stayed in the past that were memorable and this is top of the list. It was such a beautiful place, we particularly enjoyed the onsite walks and bath house, one of the most romantic, special... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We have just returned from two days of total relaxation after staying at the Wairua Lodge. The hosts were so friendly and helpful, just how good hospitality should be. We walked around the property in the woods and along by the river to the swimming water holes. The room was comfortable and clean plus a good breakfast too. We would... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
14 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We had a totsl of six nights to visit the North Island prior to our cruise.. This was the last night before we went to our ship. It was by far the most rural and isolated spot we stayed. It was everything that we expected. We arrived a bit late, as being from the US and driving ourselves, we tended... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Wairua Lodge - The Hidden River Valley? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Wairua Lodge - The Hidden River Valley

Address: 251 Old Coach Road, Whitianga 3542, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline, Booking.com and Odigeo so you can book your Wairua Lodge - The Hidden River Valley reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

118 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (103)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (27)
Viewed
Room/suite (13)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (12)
Viewed
View from room (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (10)
Viewed
Other (32)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (16)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Other (9)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay