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Waipoua Lodge

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25/06/2017 26/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful stay at Waipoua Lodge! A beautiful place, a comfortable room, great advices for stops on the way to the lodge, a perfect timed delicious dinner around our evening activity. All arranged by Fran and Ian who gave us a home feeling away from home. And not to forget; the flower arrangement because of Valentines Day! It...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay very much and were immenesly pleased by the kindness and assistance of our hosts Fran and Ian. We really felt cared for and loved our room and Fran's cooking. We'll be back as soon as possible!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A visit at Waipoua Lodge in the Northwest part of the North Island was an rekommendation of friends and everything they told us was true. A very personal stay from the owner with a very friendly staff. The restaurang was a very memorable experience with top service and food. The staff gave us a very good guide of what to...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fran and Ian work hard to maintain a balance between making you feel as though you are their good friends who have come to visit, and giving you your personal space. They provide numerous personal touches- for example they know your names on arrival, and provided personalised activity sheets for each of our children. One of our daughters is intellectually...

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Phuket, Thailand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very warm welcome in our first lodge we visited in NZ during the month of February. A quiet place, in the middle of nature. We had an excellent diner, which was very nice after a long drive. After visiting 13 lodges, this one stays in our top 3.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a most enjoyable 3 night stay. Excellent food and service. Ian and Fran are wonderful hosts and are passionate about the local area. Ian took us on a most enjoyable visit to the Trounson Kauri Forest.

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Bend, Oregon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the charming Waipoua Lodge. The only negative was that we only stayed one night! Food was fantastic (have the lamb for dinner, trust me!). Take the twilight walk through the Kauri Forest--unforgettable.

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Hythe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Super accommodation, super food, friendly and helpful hosts. Can't recommend highly enough. We particularly liked the culinary demonstrations provided by Fran and the visit recommendations by Ian. There is also an interesting forest walk on the property.

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Mumbai, India
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fran & Ian were one of the best hosts that we met on our trip through NZ. They are very welcoming, friendly & warm. The food that Fran cooks up is to die for !!!!!! So delicious - you'll remember it forever....Ian's humor is subtle & class apart.......They make such a wonderful couple & we'd wish them All the best...

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Linden, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you get an email at your B & B the day before before our stay in Waipoua lodge what you want to eat the next evening, you will be astonished and delighted. When you arrive after a 500km ride and warmly greeted by Fran and Ian, You know the it will be a great stay! Ample room, magnificent meals...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
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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 

Additional Information about Waipoua Lodge

Address: 4748 State Highway 12, Waipoua Forest 0376, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Waipoua Forest
Price Range: ₹ 22,509 - ₹ 29,285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Waipoua Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 4
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