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Waitahanui Lodge

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The Waitahanui Lodge is all about the kiwi bach experience. The original lodge was built in 1932 as a fishing lodge that by today's standards would have been fairly basic. In the 1950's a new lodge was built right by the lake's edge and close to the world renowned Waitahanui River. With renovations and upgrading the Lodge has up to date facilities and caters for today's travellers, yet the "kiwiana soul" of the Lodge remains. The lodge consists of 5 well equipped, self catering cottages, accommodating up to 5 guests. All linen is supplied. Absolute lakefront location can be enjoyed from two of our cottages while the others are just a few steps away. Our wonderful lakeside terrace provides the perfect spot for a barbecue or simply to enjoy a great sunset. Our on site tackle shop has waders and rods for hire plus all the fishing tackle needed to fish our local rivers for trout.
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Self-Serve Laundry
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Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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116 State Highway 1 Waitahanui, Taupo 3378 New Zealand
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Taupo Airport3 mi
Rotorua Airport49 mi
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We spent 5 days at Waitahanui Lodge as part of an 80th birthday celebration. The venue was easy to find on SH1 south of Taupo. The complex consists of 5 self contained units. The buildings are old but the interiors have been painted and are light and airy. The unit we
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My family spent our Christmas here, we highly recommend! We have a 1 year old and she absolutely loved waking up and seeing the lake and birds every morning. If you want a lakefront cabin you definitely must book in advance, but they are well worth it. It was a very peaceful
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Response from waitahanui, Owner at Waitahanui Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
It was our pleasure to meet you all. Thank you for a wonderful review, hope you are well rested, and we would love to welcome you all back here again sometime. All the best for the year ahead x
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The best place to stsy n taupo wuf friends or family, childten friendly n pets to hi 5 , the people were friendly the rooms were a delight and everything was avaliable for family fun as well as adult fun best views you could ask for
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Response from waitahanui, Owner at Waitahanui Lodge
Responded Dec 16, 2018
thankyou for your lovely review. We are pleased you enjoyed your time with us. And yes we agree our views are incredible
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We stayed at Waitahanui Lodge on our honeymoon, with a beautiful view of Lake Taupo and surrounded by wildflowers and the pumice-stone beach. Our hosts were incredible -- fresh baked cookies when we arrived, fresh smoked trout from an afternoon fishing outing, and new kayaks
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Response from waitahanui, Owner at Waitahanui Lodge
Responded Dec 10, 2018
Thankyou so much for taking the time to write such a beautiful post. It was our pleasure meeting you both. So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, and would love to see you back one day :) Safe travels & we hope you had a wonderful honeymoon
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Me and my boyfriend stayed here for one night and wish we had planned to stay for longer! Such a welcoming feeling right from the outset and offered us the kiwi experience we were craving. We hired some fishing gear and had a guided fishing trip out on the boat and Anthony
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Response from waitahanui, Owner at Waitahanui Lodge
Responded Dec 4, 2018
Was a real pleasure meeting you both. We are really pleased you enjoyed your time at the Lodge, and we both enjoyed our time spent with you. Would love to welcome you back some day, and thank you for a great review. Enjoy the rest of your stay in NZ
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The view while preparing dinner, magic !!
View from the front door
lounge area opens out on the lake - Room 3
veiw from deck - Room 4
Hi Robin, thanks for your enquiry. Anytime's a good time to stay at Waitahanui Lodge! Jan, Feb and March are all good months here during summer. You could all be accommodated in Rooms 3, 4 and 5 which are available together in early February. The tariff for 10 people in those 3 units would be $547 per night. You can see photos of all those rooms on the Rooms page of our website. Regards Sue
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"Ask for a lakeside unit as the roadside units are very noisy"
"The best rooms are 3 and 4, which both open onto the lakeshore."
"Room 3 and 4 best views"
"No 4 for views"
"Ask for lake view"
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionTaupo DistrictTaupo
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