Highly recommend staying at Tui Lodge. We over nighted, staying in the Kiwi suite which consists of two bedrooms, a private lounge with TV, fridge and tea/coffee making facilities, bathroom and toilet, making this perfect as we were traveling with my 90 year old father. Rex and Joyce were perfect hosts, very welcoming, making us feel very comfortable. The breakfast was amazing and set us up for the travel ahead. The property is simply stunning and sitting outside on the verandah soaking up the atmosphere was very relaxing. This is a place not to be missed if you are traveling through Te Kaha.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tui Lodge is the realised dream of Joyce and Rex Carpenter. Purpose built in 1998, the Lodge offers comfort and tranquility without equal on the coast. The Pacific Highway from Opotiki to Waihau Bay has been described by a leading British travel writer as a contender for the best Coastal drive on the planet. Tui Lodge can be found 66 Km from Opotiki on this spectacular coastal excursion. Situated in three acres of gardens and constructed in natural materials with guest comfort and privacy being paramount, the Lodge is in complete harmony with our native bush surrounds while affording views of volcanic White Island and the Pacific Ocean. ... more less