We spent the last night of our honeymoon at Waipoua Lodge and really couldn't have chosen a better place. Fran and Ian opened the Lodge just for us and were fantastic hosts. We were greeted with warmth and smiles and with many nice little things such as chocolates, homemade biscuits and even a complimentary bottle of champagne. The room was absolutely lovely. The dinner was amazing and the little chat we had afterwards with our hosts very nice and interesting (they like to talk about their country, the kauris, and a lot of other things). The only regrets we have is that the weather was way too bad to use the spa and that we only stayed one night !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience true New Zealand hospitality. Waipoua Lodge - creating a memorable guest experience. Waipoua Lodge is a little piece of luxury etched in history where you can experience true New Zealand hospitality whilst travelling Northland’s Twin Coast Discovery Highway. This circular route provides two diverse coastlines which offer in just one region, so much of the natural environment which is our beautiful Aotea-roa (land of the long white cloud). Nestled on a ridge overlooking the vast Waipoua Forest – home of the ancient and iconic kauri trees, Waipoua Lodge offers relaxing, warm and authentic New Zealand hospitality and the perfect location from which to explore the beautiful and often undiscovered Kauri Coast - Pathway to Northland and Naturally New Zealand’s Ancient, Eco & Cultural Destination. With the mixture of yesteryear in the old Kauri lodge, home to artefacts from the Kauri logging era, to the four acres of garden and tranquil bush walk surrounded by pasture and forest … you will be inspired and all within an easy 3 hour drive from Auckland. Host Ian offers personalised guided tours of the local area and hands on talks and demonstrations of the history of the ancient kauri and the early pioneers and gumdiggers. If you have a love of food, cooking and entertaining, then dining at Waipoua Lodge will be an experience to remember. Spending some time with host and chef Fran at the lodge's cooking school could simply be the ‘cream on your dessert!’ ... more less
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