we spent one night at the lupton lodge in the red room. we found this accomodation in the b&b book we picked up at the airport and is was as excellent as it had promised in there:
fabulous huge room with extra sofa + extra room + big bathroom. Andy was a perfect host. He not only took us in during a game was on, but in addition offered to do our laundry which we got back dry and folded for a single charge.
breakfast was GOURMET! after travelling for 3 months we still have to say it was the best we ever got!
The place is beautiful. spacious, away from any noise but still close enough to the town of whangarei and a supermarket.
It's also most conveniently located if one wants to take a look at the waterfalls nearby. they are actually worth a look!
We didn't miss anything and were glad about the free wifi and the excellent value of the whole deal.
We highly recommend this B&B