We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Ara Roa Accommodation - Whangarei Heads

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Whangarei
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Ara Roa Accommodation - Whangarei Heads
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 65: English reviews
Start your review of Ara Roa Accommodation - Whangarei Heads
 Click to rate
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paul & Susanne have done a beautiful job creating a space that provides the comforts of home (open kitchen, spacious bedrooms, quality linens, beautiful bath and shower, local flavor via books and entertainment) and all is placed on a hilltop with a beautiful view of the local land and ocean. They are both available for questions, local suggestions, laundry (if...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Analisa N
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the Studio , which was spacious, filled with light and private. We'll equipped kitchen and a great living space and lovely deck. Lots of bird life to enjoy with our morning coffee and we could hear the kiwi birds at night. Great views of the hills and estuary. The location is great for doing the local tramps...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Kathy L
Auckland
Reviewed 8 January 2017

A very well appointed and stylish house, yet also cosy and comfortable. Very tranquil location with exquisite views. We had a wonderful New Year holiday and felt very well looked after by our hosts. I would love to return.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Linda O
Araroa1, Manager at Ara Roa Accommodation - Whangarei Heads, responded to this review

Hi Linda, we are so glad you and your family had an enjoyable stay at Te Whara. We would be happy to have you visit again at any time in the future. All the best. Paul

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 25 November 2016

In a quiet and peaceful setting, Ara Roa was more than we expected. The accomodation was first class with views from every room and a huge balcony to sit, eat and drink and just wonder at the rolling green hills to the ocean. I still dream about the absolute tranquility!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank ozplanet
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Amazing property, the photos don't do the view justice. we stayed 3 nights enjoying the quite seclusion. the drive in from Whangarie is quite gorgeous. Be prepared just to relax and listen to the sounds of nothing but cattle in the distance. The only downside to the property is that it is about 30 mins east of Whangarie, which generally...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Wiznut
Auckland
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed at the Cliffhouse for three of the best and most relaxing nights ever! Drove up from Auckland on a dreary, wet and windy September 28th. Thankfully, weather brightened up for the next two days! Awesome view! Didn't really want to leave the place...ended up doing a short walk to the rockies...damn those stairs. Good challenge indeed! We were also...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank LinesRosey
Kerikeri, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 June 2016

My husband and I had the pleasure of a one night stay at the Guest House recently. It is secluded, and peaceful, with outstanding views from One Tree Point and Marsden Point,to Ngunguru, the Pacific Ocean the Poor Knights Islands and Taiharuru etc. The accommodation is superb with a large sunny deck with BBQ which would be terrific on sunny...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Oripiro
A TripAdvisor Member
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Stupendous is one word that comes to my mind when I try to describe this property. The Cliff house is architecturally placed to maximise cliff top position with expansive Pacific ocean views. We spent a great family weekend together, in early April. It was so comfortable inside that we left only once to visit white sand Ocean beach just 12...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Araroa1, Manager at Ara Roa Accommodation - Whangarei Heads, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. So glad you enjoyed the property and it's special location and setting. Maybe see you again some time.

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Wow! We had 2 nights at this little gem for our mini-honeymoon. We stayed at the Guest House. Spectacular. Views, location, tranquility, comfort, furnishing, etc. great spot for exploring the surrounds but also equally great to stay there and soak up the atmosphere. We pre-ordered dinner the first night and it was fantastic - tasty, large portions, and easy to...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank BJM2013
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 August 2015

I had the absolute pleasure of staying at the Guest House for 2 months when I first moved to Whangarei. It is easily, hands down, the most beautiful place I have ever had the pleasure of staying. I am currently typing this review sat on the decking, bathed in the sun, hidden amongst native bush with the most SPECTACULAR view...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank WelshZoe

118 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (86)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (13)
Viewed
View from Room (20)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (18)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
0:48
Videos (7)
Viewed
Other (20)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (32)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Other (21)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Whangarei
16.0 km away
Pacific Rendezvous
Pacific Rendezvous
#1 of 3 in Tutukaka
595 reviews
15.8 km away
Comfort Hotel Flames Whangarei
18.6 km away
Lupton Lodge
Lupton Lodge
#1 of 34 in Whangarei
281 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
21.3 km away
Lodge Bordeaux
Lodge Bordeaux
#2 of 34 in Whangarei
136 reviews
7.8 km away
Kauri Villas
Kauri Villas
#1 of 30 in Whangarei
130 reviews
18.0 km away
Little Earth Lodge
Little Earth Lodge
#3 of 24 in Whangarei
84 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome. Ara Roa Unique Accommodation is a collection of very distinctive accommodation properties located along the Whangarei Heads glorious east coast, near the city of Whangarei, Northland. Private and secluded, contemporary and professionally maintained luxury retreats in Northland. Our opinion, and that of many of our guests, is that travelers wishing to explore less exploited destinations will find the best of Northland here. Our range of self contained and serviced properties suit many different purposes such as family vacations, romantic hideaway or can be a luxury business or honeymoon retreat. Utilise as a clean and stylish base from which to explore the region, or simply rest and re-charge in your wonderful surroundings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ara Roa Accommodation - Whangarei Heads

Address: 54 Harambee Road | RD1 Onerahi, Whangarei 0192, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Whangarei
Price Range: ₹ 16,206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Ara Roa Accommodation - Whangarei Heads North Island
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Ara Roa Accommodation - Whangarei Heads staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Be prepared to stay longer that you initially anticipated, this place is simply brilliant!!”
Puhoi, 24 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Great views from all bedrooms. Sunny and quiet but for the ocean and the birds.”
  • 3 bedrooms with ocean view
  • The View
  • living room view
  • View from Kitchen Counter
HHDeern, 23 Jul 2014 | Read review
“There is a variety of buildings scattered around the property...read above for info”
ArtFan2010, 18 May 2014 | Read review
“The drive to the house is unsealed and the Olsens will meet you at their house further down the hill and escort you up if you arrive in the dark. Both double rooms have excellent views.”
CoffeeQueen2014, 29 Apr 2014 | Read review
“The two double rooms are separated by the living and kitchen area giving couples privacy. The outdoor areas ares sheltered and the house gets all day sun.”
merlinnz, 18 Oct 2011 | Read review
5 of 5