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“Great base for hunting and fishing trip with powered motorhome sites”

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Kohutapu Lodge & Tribal Tours
New Zealand
1 review
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“Great base for hunting and fishing trip with powered motorhome sites”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

We stayed 2 nights mid-winter with our motorhome and appreciated having electric heating at night, hot showers, toilets and fully equipped cooking facilities including fridge, microwaves, cutlery and crockery. There is a Sky TV lounge with a wood stove to spread out in and relax in between hunting in the nearby hills and great trout fishing on the lake by boat. Facilities were immaculate and the hosts charming and generous. What's more, there was a fish cleaning station and a gas BBQ to grill our trout on and a shop with fishing supplies. The pet goat, ostrich and deer were an added amusement.

Great value for money in a magnificent setting. Recommend as an activity base, stopover, or to relax right there.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Bronia B, Owner at Kohutapu Lodge & Tribal Tours, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
Thank you for staying with us, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed it and were comfortable, regards Kieron and Bronia
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

Our daughter and fly fisherman partner opted to use Lake Aniwhenua Lodge for thier weekend wedding location 23rd March 2013. Lodge owners Bronia and Keron were exceptional hosts and the Lodge was the perfect venue in which all lodge rooms, campervan sites and tent area's were fully utilized and booked. One hundred and twenty plus guests joined our family celebration. The lake view and natural bush lake surrounds offered the perfect wedding setting. Absolutely delighted with everything available to our family, stage room for the live band, room to set up a kareoke, kids play room, large kitchen facility and to make the occassion even more special the mother of the bride definately had to do some lake trout fishing with Aniwhenua's local lodge fishing guide - Dan Comer. I absolutely recommend Dan, he definately knew the trout hot spots on the lake and we together hooked and released 16 trout. Thanks so much for everything from Marlene and Craig Skeet - Parents of the bride and Hawke's Bay Fly fishing Guides. PS The meal services pre the wedding were so tasty and great value. Photos shortly

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Bronia B, Owner at Kohutapu Lodge & Tribal Tours, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
The wedding went very well thanks to the bride and grooms great organising, and their support group, beautiful weather, great music and a fabulous array of home made food on the menu. It was a great weekend all round, very relaxed atmosphere, and a fabulous group of people .
. . oh yes and great fishing too!!
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Property: Kohutapu Lodge & Tribal Tours
Address: 3836 Galatea Road | Galatea, Murupara 3079, New Zealand (Formerly Lake Aniwhenua Lodge)
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Murupara
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Murupara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surrounded by lush farmlands and forestry, Kohutapu Lodge overlooks the pristine Lake Aniwhenua - teeming with Rainbow and Brown trout. Accommodation options range from self contained units, lodge cabins, powered and non-powered sites set in expansive gardens, with large well equipped communal kitchen, lounge with sky TV, and pool table, BBQ area, private lake access & boat hire. Aside from the myriad of hunting a fishing experiences right on our doorstep, guests who are interested will also have the opportunity to hear our stories, taste our food and be hosted by our whanau (family) – all of this within a landscape that is breathtakingly beautiful, in a region untouched by the hand of commercialism. Guided cultural tours are also provided. As visitors are welcomed into the rohe, a karakia (prayer) is offered to protect them while they are in these lands, as our guides escort visitors to and past sites of historical significance, sharing tales en route to Kohutapu Lodge. Owned and operated by a local Maori family, we are delighted to share with you our stories, our culture, our kai (food) and the warmth of our manaakitanga (hospitality). ... more   less 

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