We were in the area visiting friends and needed somewhere to stay for a couple of days. We haven't stayed in a backpackers for 20 + years so were a little nervous. We shouldn't have been, this was fantastic, a home away from home. It was low season and we were the only ones there but we were made to feel very welcome. It was more like staying at a friends house than a backpackers.
Ask the owners for stuff to do as they organised so much for us on our little stay. Went fishing, visited the waipoua forest and went bone carving. But most of all just relaxed.
We will definitely come back, in the summer must be awesome
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located directly across from the beach. We are the closest backpackers to Tane Mahuta in the Waipoua Forest. Come and enjoy our hospitality with fully equipped kitchen. BBQ area extensive terrace & gardens with dramatic views over the harbour and sand dunes. Activities: Footprints Night Tours, bone carving, sand boarding, fishing forest/waterfall walks. Come relax in a hammock in the unspoilt beauty of the Hokianga. ... more less