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“Bream Head Lodge and coast walks ”

Bream Head Coast Walks
Ranked #2 of 34 things to do in Whangarei
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: We are Northland's first three-day private unguided walk. Situated at Whangarei Heads our boutique walk encompasses private farmland, stunning ocean and harbour beaches, rural roads, recreational reserves and public walkways. Start each day from our immaculately presented lodge and walk through an amazing variety of landscapes. At the end of the day return for a delicious dinner prepared by us and cooked by you. This outstanding natural experience will leave you with lasting memories.
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

13 of us spent 3 nights at Bream Head Lodge last week and loved it!
The lodge itself is great, super clean with great bathroom facilities and the outdoor area was perfect for our big group.
A huge highlight of our stay was the amazing food and Claire and Marks hospitality! Every meal was beautiful and fantastic quality and there was so much. We brought nibbles with us which were certainly not required. Bring absolutely nothing apart from your drink!
We did the day 2 walk on day 1 as weather forecast was bad fir our 2nd day. The walk was certainly a challenge and our group was of varied fitness level but we all made it and were delighted to complete it.
Day 2 saw us walking in torrential rain and gale Force conditions. On a beautiful day the beach would be magnificent.
I highly recommend the lodge and its walks. So much fun.
Thanks Claire and Mark you were amazing hosts and were so helpful!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Shelley D
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"outdoor bath"
in 23 reviews
"ocean beach"
in 31 reviews
"thought of everything"
in 7 reviews
"smugglers bay"
in 7 reviews
"peach cove"
in 9 reviews
"comfortable beds"
in 6 reviews
in 7 reviews
"each evening"
in 5 reviews
"day's walk"
in 5 reviews
"great lodge"
in 4 reviews
"food provided"
in 4 reviews
"bunk room"
in 3 reviews
"whangarei heads"
in 11 reviews
"mt manaia"
in 11 reviews
"get together"
in 3 reviews
"wonderful hospitality"
in 3 reviews
"excellent facilities"
in 3 reviews

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

Claire took such good care of us..superb food and comfy accomodation...we appreciated the time and effort she put into making us feel at home and sharing info with us to help make our stay a winner. We opted to do most of the walks and felt justified at the end of each day to gobble and quaff happily.
A fabulous way to catch up with good girl friends.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Pieter L
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Well appointed lodge with plenty of space to relax and enjoy. The host was very attentive and knowledgeable regarding the area and the walks. Transportation was provided to and from the different walks.
Do not plan on losing any weight from hiking for the food is superb and fresh! Claire is an excellent cook and baker.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank pocahontis2016
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Would highly recommend Bream Head Coast Walks. The walks are superb and something for everyone from casual day walkers through to those who enjoy something more challenging. The hospitality is outstanding - Claire’s amazing cooking, drop-offs and pick-ups and great local knowledge. The lodge is really well set up and everything is tastefully done. Hope to visit again some time.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank jlstanley46
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Had a 2 day stay with Claire at Bream Head Coast Walks. Fantastic, welcoming host. Great set up at the Lodge. Loved the outdoor dining area and outdoor bath. Did the walk from Ocean Beach to Smugglers Bay, very hard and not for the faint hearted although the smaller Peach Cove trip would be easier. Mt Manaia on the 2nd day which was less challenging but still a great walk. Very hot in January so take the sun block and a lot of water. Highly recommend if visiting area or a getaway if local.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank terri12015
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