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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2010
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2010

We stayed two nights at Wairua Lodge in December and we were thrilled we did. What a wonderful place. The setting is glorious (only one other property to be seen in the entire valley, and you really have to squint to see that!) and Tam and Charles, the hosts, worked very hard to cater to our every whim. It is... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2010

My family and I had THE MOST wonderful time at Wairua Lodge. The rooms were perfect, so comfortable and homely yet still very modern and pleasing to the eye. I've lost count of the amount of days I spent just walking through the property, reading, sleeping, having a spa or an amazing bath in what has to be the worlds... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2010

We have done our share of international travel, and we rate Wairua Lodge up there with our other most favorite accommodation - the Tjampuhan in Ubud, Bali as a point of comparison. A first sighting of the Lodge is breath taking. The elegant and unique architecture, the surrounds and the sense of remoteness gives an early impression of being very... More 

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auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2010

My husband, my parents and I stayed at Wairua Lodge for the new year and had an absolutely wonderful time. The place had all that we could ask for, a beautiful native bush setting in the river valley and surrounded by the Coromandel mountains. The remote setting only added to the experience, although in reality the facilities of the town... More 

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auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2009

An absolutely fantastic place to stay. We had high expectations, based on the photos we saw on the website, but nothing prepared us for the beauty and tranquility of the lodge and the very warm, genuine welcome we experienced from Tam and Charles. Wairua Lodge is the perfect place to get away from it all and relax. Excellent rooms, beautiful... More 

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South Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2009

Hidden Valley Lodge is an unpretentious retreat set in a natural wonderland that is fantastic in the true sense of the word. I felt like I was in another world. The River deck suite provides the perfect accommodation for a group of up to four people. Full kitchen and bathroom facilities are provided along with a cosy living area complete... More 

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2009

We celebrated our wedding anniversary in The Hidden Valley. We were taken aback at the warmth and hospitality of Tam and Charles from the moment we arrived. There was nothing lacking. In spite of the fact that it was raining most of the weekend, the breathtaking surrounds, exhilarating walks, the open air spa kept us smiling. Then there was the... More 

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Perth Western Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2009

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Wairua lodge and wished that we had booked for longer. Our hosts Tam and Charlie gave us a very warm welcome and their love for the place showed. We were the only guests but their attention to little things contributed very much to our overall enjoyment. The "treetop" bathroom had us intrigued and it... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2009

Stayed there with my girl friend for a couple of nights in dec 2008. The place is just wonderful, very quiet and secluded, located (feels like) in the middle of the native forrest, 15 mins drive from Whitianga. The hosts are just wonderful, and Tam knows everyhing there is to know about the Coromandel area. The hotel is surrounded by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2009

Two thumbs up for the warm welcome, the beautiful river deck suite. Everything is done to relax and enjoy. We have had a perfect stay and Hervé forgot to thank you Tam for the marvellous apple cake ! Thx so much for these great holidays ! Hervé, Evelyne ANDRE New Caledonia

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