Experience authentic New Zealand hospitality

in a breathtaking ancient and natural environment

Waipoua Lodge
luxury accommodation | northland 

Nestled on a ridge overlooking the vast Waipoua Forest – home of the ancient and iconic kauri trees which have been living here for up to 3,000 years, our original kauri pioneer homestead and four acres of garden are surrounded by pasture, forest, a tranquil bush walk and QEII native regenerating forest as far as the eye can see.

The west Kauri Coast of Northland is truly an amazing part of New Zealand. An unspoilt natural environment where the road winds north through pristine farmland to Waipoua Lodge.  As well as enjoying many other aspects of the local natural environment, the main purpose of a stay at the lodge is to experience the Waipoua Forest. A forest where you can stand with only native bird song to break a deafening silence whilst you are surrounded by trees that have been living here since bronze age man. Standing in awe of Tane Mahuta (Lord of the Forest – image right) the largest kauri tree in the world and Te Matua Ngahere (Father of the Forest) the oldest and widest kauri tree is definitely a once in a lifetime experience which should not to be missed.

When you stay at Waipoua Lodge, we will also share stories and history relating to the mighty kauri and the early pioneer settlers who fought the odds to live in a challenging environment. Today you can have the same authentic experience but delivered in the comfort of a luxury historic 5 star lodge.

Waipoua Lodge is perfect for a 1, 2 or 3 night stay. Located in a remote location with no other dining options within 30-40 minutes, the cuisine we offer at the lodge has a wonderful reputation for being fresh produce with simple but imaginative flavours.

Warm yourself up this winter with our special Kauri Gastro Experience – great food, great location & great value

Take the Kauri Coast pathway to the Bay of Islands

Northland offers so much of the natural environment which is our beautiful Aotea-roa and Northland starts within an easy 2 hour drive of Auckland Airport.

For the best scenic vistas and experiences, we highly recommend that you journey clockwise, starting the Kauri (west) Coast with a visit to the award winning Kauri Museum before you encounter the ancient and mighty kauri trees of Waipoua Forest. You can then continue your pathway to the Bay of Islands and Cape Reinga.

Waipoua Lodge Awarded TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice 20152013, 2014 & 2015 Travellers’ Choice Award
Top 25 New Zealand and South Pacific

Best Luxury & Small Hotel, Best Service & Romantic Location
Waipoua Lodge is a little piece of luxury etched in history where you can experience authentic New Zealand hospitality and luxury accommodation set in an historic pioneering setting, whilst travelling Northland’s scenic Twin Coast Discovery Highway along the Kauri (west) Coast.

Waipoua Lodge is an experience to be enjoyed and remembered

With only four guest suites we offer somewhere very special to relax and unwind whilst indulging yourself in some delicious cuisine, personal and warm hospitality, plus of course spectacular scenery of an unspoilt natural environment.