Really enjoyed our recent visit to Waipoua Lodge. Fran and Ian are thoughtful, welcoming hosts. While we are Kiwis, and know the area reasonably well, they have lots of knowledge about the area, things to do, etc. Can see both Kiwis and international tourists loving Waipoua Lodge.
For us it was a special occasion getaway. The suite was comfortable and well appointed, with nice extra touches, and the food by Fran was excellent. The dining room allows for chatting with other guests or not, depending on one's preference. Also really enjoyed the session in the kitchen to observe the signature lemon souffles being made.
We will definitely return!
- 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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