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Oakham, United Kingdom
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Waipoua Lodge offers a warm welcome with beautiful accommodation and delicious food. The Lodge is situated in a forested area and it is easy to reach the famous Kauri forests which are totally amazing.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent two nights at the Waipoua Lodge in March 2017. The accommodation and cooking were excellent and exclusive. Ian and Fran made it their business to personalize their guests' experience. Fran cooked the most amazing "haut cuisine" dinners paired with excellent wine and Ian ensured all was to perfection. This is the place I celebrated my...

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fran and Ian have found the perfect spot! We stayed here for 3 days as a treat to ourselves at the end of our New Zealand travels. Accommodation very comfortable, spacious lodge, with a veranda overlooking the gardens. We enjoyed the delicious breakfasts and gourmet dinner. Ian took us an informative visit to the Trounson Kauri Park and the local...

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Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gourmet food in the middle of nowhere. Fran and Ian manage this luxuriously converted farmstead on a highly personalised basis. Each of th suites overlooks the forest and is very comfortable, well equipped and stylishly presented. Fran's cooking was delightful and we look forward to trying her lemon soufflé recipe when we get home

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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I were travelling in New Zealand for 10 nights and stayed at Waipoua Lodge for 2 nights, we concluded at the end of our trip that staying at Waipoua Lodge was one of the best experiences in New Zealand. Ian and Fran were warm and amazing. We felt like we were at home with all the luxuries...

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Cambridge, Ontario
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Thank you Fran and Ian for the amazing experience. From the accommodations to the fine dining everything was beyond our expectations. We stayed in The Woolshed Suite that is very spacious, nicely decorated, and spotless. We loved the 5 star dining experience literally in the middle of no where, wow! Our hosts were very passionate about sharing the history of...

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Reno, Nevada
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Wiapoua Lodge in at the southern edge of the Waipoua Kauri Forest. Because it is so isolated, it is a bit "pricey"...but the lodging and especially the food make it worth the price. Ian and Fran are wonderful innkeepers. Ian is the "front" person and gives you excellent information on local things to do in the area. We were directed...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Loved our two nights in Waipoua with Ian and Fran. From the moment the pair usher you in the front door with afternoon tea, you know you will well cared for. Ian was a wealth of knowledge and has such a friendly, warm way about him, and Fran is magic in the kitchen. The villas are comfortable and private.

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Thank HKH1987
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Special thanks to Fran & Ian for making our stay so comfortable in your very nice lodge hotel. From the beginning you understand you arrived to a special place with the best hosts. Very comfortable and cosy place to rest with beautiful places nearby to visit.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Thank you to Fran & Ian for a wonderful experience. Our stay was the perfect relaxing two night escape to celebrate our 22nd wedding anniversary. The tranquility and stately charm of your property won me over instantly. The standout for me was the delightful warmth of the hosts and the welcoming refreshments on arrival. Who could resist tea served in...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Breakfast included
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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: $479 - $620 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Waipoua Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“All rooms are situated in separate buildings, lots of privacy and very spacious!”
 of 5 bubbles cornelisj2015, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms closest to the house have best wifi coverage”
 of 5 bubbles colins173, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The Woolshed was wonderful - cosy and removed enough from the other dwellings to feel private”
 of 5 bubbles fts77, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are very private. Fran and Ian will select the best room for you.”
  • Well stocked kitchenette.
  • Heated towel rack
  • Clawfoot tub if you want a bath
  • Barrier free rainfall shower
  • Extremely comfortable king size bed
  • Full complement of bath items
  • Very comfortable living room in the suite
  • Ian and Fran on the front porch
 of 5 bubbles Fingerpicker8, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Beautiful rooms, perfectly equipped and very clean!”
 of 5 bubbles angingeorge, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
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