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Address: Whangaroa, New Zealand
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Beautiful and quiet

Stunning views on the Whangaroa Harbour. I stayed in a rental house there for a few weeks and it was quite beautiful. There is not much there besides the gorgeous views and water... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 14, 2016
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Shelbyville, Tennessee
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Shelbyville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Stunning views on the Whangaroa Harbour. I stayed in a rental house there for a few weeks and it was quite beautiful. There is not much there besides the gorgeous views and water but that is definitely part of the appeal.

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Mount Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

I see the Lodge referred to as KINGFISHER Lodge (a kingfisher is a type of bird, is it not?) Whilst this place is named KINGFISH Lodge in reality......after the huge game fish caught near the local waters. Please everyone, stop calling it Kingfish-er Lodge, it invites scorn and contempt on you if you can't even get the name of the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

This harbour is a peaceful looking inlet although only rated 4 star because we did not see it during the day and found dining in the off season minimal during the evening.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for one night with our toddler. It's a quiet little village that provides a lovely rest and relax overnight stay in historic homes are filled with character and stunning views. We used Airbnb for our stay which gives you a few more options. There is a gas station and a small pub close that makes life really... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2016

Excellent for watching fishing boats landing massive fish . Peaceful setting , amazing views , swimming beaches within 10km .

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016

The Northland beaches are all beautiful, but Whangaroa Harbour is very special. Its unspoilt, and natural, we had watched some locals fish off wharves, and were really impressed with their catch!

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Matamata, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016

We got to spend two nights at the Barracks B and B . We had never been here before and we were just so impressed with the sparkling blue water and the fantastic scenery with all the little bays. Overall a fantastic quick break, we will be back.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016

Lovely quiet place enjoyed our short time here, Highly recommend the food at the game fishing club, staff there are very welcoming and provide excellent service. Lovely place to have dinner and watch the sun set.

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Whangaroa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2016

magnificent scenery and harbour ,,definitely need a boat to explore the inlets and coves king fish lodge offers a fabulous venue for lunch and dinner fabulous on a hot summers day

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2016

I spent a weekend on the Maple Leaf Houseboat at the end of last year and it was great. It really is the way to see the harbour in all it beauty. There was some great fishing,Tony who run's the Housebaorting was very helpful in showing us the good spots to catch some snapper. The House boat also has a... More 

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