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Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the lodge while mountain biking in a group. Be careful of following a GPS to get the last couple of Kms - just follow the map. Ours took us down a disused road. We loved the hosts, hospitality and food, and the lodge was clean and pleasant. Definitely have a meal there. We plan to go back...

1Thank dbh22
Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 February 2015

Stayed here for one night as a stop over before riding the moerangi trail. The accomodation had all the comforts of home, was clean and comfortable. Pricing was excellent. We had the cooked breakfast which was bountiful and nice and it was great Garry and darline were there to chat to. Recommeded stopover.

1Thank RoryKB
Hamilton, Ohio, United States
Reviewed 9 October 2013

Stayed at the lodge for one night. Went horseback riding with Gary and enjoyed their wonderful roast boar dinner. The ride and dinner were amazing! The lodge is simple but clean and the shower is nice and hot! Would definitely return and recommend. Thanks for the great memories!!!

2Thank Kelly V
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 8 October 2013

My husband and a few friends visited this place during our trip to New Zealand. I wanted to ride in another country and we found this place. The trail we went on was exciting, nothing like what I've been on in the states (so far). Our hosts were welcoming and friendly, and the dinner was lovely. The wild boar dinner...

1Thank Kimberly W
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 25 September 2013

Don't be afraid of the dated wallpaper or the older furnishings. Everything is clean and in good working order. Our group of five was in the countryside and in for an amazing trail ride. Garry, our guide, personally broke the majority of the horses we rode. Smart, sure-footed with great personalities. If you go, ask him how Short is doing....

2Thank Jason W
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 September 2013

I went with a group of people to do the horseback riding and stayed at the lodge for one night. The horseback riding was a great adventure, and it suits all levels of rider. Gary takes you through the rainforest and the trails can get quite narrow at times! We had experienced riders and first time riders in our group...

2Thank Virginia W
Reviewed 9 June 2013

Our tramping club spent 3 nights here while exploring the wonderful Whirinaki Forest. This place can be booked as either Backpacker or Motel type accommodation and our group of 12 chose the Motel option. Because it was a block booking, made well in advance of the long weekend, we were given a good discount. There are 3 units, sleeping up...

2Thank Well-Weathered
Reviewed 5 February 2013

The location is near Minginui at the Northern end of the Whirinaki Forest Park and is a fairly remote area. We went there to do some tramping in the park and spent one night at Whirinaki Forest Holidays. There are three units in the grounds of the farmhouse. The smaller ones (4 and 6 bed) are very old and need...

4Thank murrayg929

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Whirinaki forest holidays have 3 fully self contained units,[lien towels cooking ficilaties provided] we can cater for up to 18 people. we can offer breakfast and evening meals. shuttle service for tampers\trekkers, and mountian bikers. plenty of parking. surrounded by native bush [rain forest],wake up to nitave birds singing. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Whirinaki Forest Lodge

Address: 14 Farm Road | Te Whaiti, Murupara 3079, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Murupara
Price Range: ₹ 1,250 - ₹ 1,875 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“The lodge will be on your left when you turn onto their road. If you pass the jailhouse lodge you have gone too far!”
 of 5 bubbles 664virginiaw, 25 Sep 2013 | Read review
“The larger, 8 bed unit is more modern, but the smaller units more cosy.”
 of 5 bubbles Well-Weathered, 9 Jun 2013 | Read review
“Book unit number 1, the 8 bunk one. It is much more modern than the other options and looks far more roomy. The cost difference is negligible, $10 per night.”
 of 5 bubbles murrayg929, 5 Feb 2013 | Read review
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