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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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 (Bombay), India
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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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Amagansett, New York
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely spot just outside the Waipoua Forest. Comfortable and attentive proprietors who make wonderful meals. The room was spacious and the amenities were pleasant. We completely enjoyed the friendly and personal stay at Waipoua Lodge.

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Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From the moment we arrived, Ian and Fran made us feel like we were coming home. Their hospitality was the best we had experienced during our trip to NZ. The lodge was clean, warm and inviting. The room was amazing! Very comfortable, with a big bathroom, little kitchenette area, lounge room, and big bedroom. They thought of everything, from the...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fran and Ian provide an oasis of elegance within driving distance of the famous Waipoura Forrest. After gazing at the ancient trees, you can return for a gastronomic 3-course meal, gracefully served by Ian. And Fran will invite you into her kitchen to see how she makes her incredible lemon souffle before you are re-seated to savor the experience. And...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • 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: €324 - €422 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Waipoua Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 4
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