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Wairua Lodge - The Hidden River Valley

251 Old Coach Road, Whitianga 3542, New Zealand
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Ranked #4 of 38 Whitianga B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • 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
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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
14 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed at Wairua Lodge twice now, and have never been disappointed. It is close to Whitianga town for when you need supplies, but far enough into the valley that you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere. Surrounded by bush and nothing but the sound of the river and the birds in the trees, makes for... More

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful spot, totally relaxing, great value. Lots of lovely spots to sit and enjoy the lovely scenery and bush walks to take. Just a short drive from attractions but there is really no need to leave the place. You could not ask for more. Highly recommend

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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We booked Wairua for the remote location in the Coromandel forest. It didn't disappoint in this respect, the lodge is well into the jungle down many windy roads, so you have a great feeling of seclusion when you arrive. That said, you are still in easy reach of Whitianga and Coromandel town. The owners are very friendly people and really... More

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Charltam, Owner at Wairua Lodge - The Hidden River Valley, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your feedback and the sensitive way you have presented it.The Hidden Valley is certainly as much about its natural structure as it is about the accommodation itself.We do not respond to reviews normally as we believe it is an international conversation between travelers.In this case thanks for your feedback directed to us and we will assess... More

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Set amongst gorgeous native NZ bush, the lodge offers boutique, comfortable (although quite tiny) accommodations. We felt like this was like an upmarket camp/retreat; great for couples (the outside bath is amazingly romantic) or for groups. What makes the lodge very special is the couple who own, live and manage the property. Very friendly, approachable and thoughtful, they make guests... More

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Myself and my husband stayed here after our wedding and absolutely loved it, it was just what we needed! We had booked in to a king snug room but were pleasantly surprised to find that we had been put in the River Deck Suite for our honeymoon stay. It's a great suite with everything you need, plenty of room and... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Fabulous secluded location and very friendly hosts. Room was a little compact, but more than compensated for by the setting. A great location from which to explore Coromandel and to get a feel for the native bush.

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We spent 4 nights here and used it as a base to explore The Coromandel with day trips. The property itself is a little hidden secret and is truly a magical experience, with streams to swim in and an outdoor spa underneath the bright stars. Our hosts Tam and Charles were warm and welcoming offering insider local knowledge for our... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We stayed 3 nights at Wairua Lodge and all enjoyed every minute. The space, the peace, the facilities were great and appreciated by my wife, myself and our 20 and 14 year olds. The welcome and introduction by Charles on our late arrival was friendly and informative and brought big smiles to our faces. We couldn't wait to try the... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We spent two nights at Wairua Lodge and we really enjoyed. The setting is absolutely beautiful and it's a wonderful place to relax. I also especially enjoyed the treetop bath and going for a dip in the swimming hole. The location was convenient to other places in the area, and Tam and Charles were great at anticipating the needs of... More

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Address: 251 Old Coach Road, Whitianga 3542, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > The Coromandel > Whitianga
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Whitianga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
It sits on a sunny ridge in a bush clad valley only 12 kilometres from Whitianga. 4 Hidden Valley snug rooms which gaze across the valley into Coromandel mountains, and The River Deck suite-a 2 bedroom fully self contained suite, overhanging a bushclad ravine.Swim in the river, walk the nature trails,soak in the Treetops bath house or in the Night sky spa pool.Centrally located for all days trips around The Coromandel. ... more   less 
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