Qualmark Environmental Award – Waipoua Lodge receives Gold

Posted on December 19th, 2013

 Qualmark Enviro Gold Award

We are delighted to have recently been awarded Qualmark’s Enviro Gold Award which is awarded to businesses that “exceed the highest levels of environmental and social responsibilities and represents strong leadership and advocacy”.  Continue reading »

Sad Loss of our West Highland White Hamish

Posted on December 16th, 2013

Waipoua Lodge's Hamish

It has been tough to actually do this blog as we come to terms with the sad loss of our special and precious West Highland White, Hamish who passed away on 11th December. He had been a part of our lives for nearly 13 years and there is obviously quite a gap to now join together.  Continue reading »

Waipoua Lodge hits 100 Excellent TripAdvisor Reviews!

Posted on December 5th, 2013

Today is a momentous occasion as after only 3 years of owning Waipoua Lodge, we have just hit 100 Excellent Reviews on TripAdvisor thanks to our wonderful guests! TripAdvisor really is becoming the most powerful online traveller’s tool and great reviews are so important to any business. Knowing that we are getting it right for our guests makes everything really special. Click on the image to read our reviews.

Waipoua Lodge Luxury Accommodation New Zealand  Hits 100 Excellent TripAdisor Reviews

Waipoua Lodge’s Gorgeous West Highland White Bonnie

Posted on December 4th, 2013


Thank you to our lovely guest Ellen Henderson for taking this beautiful picture of Fran with our gorgeous West Highland White Terrier Bonnie – absolute unconditional love

UK Telegraph Awards – NZ Top Favourite Place to Visit

Posted on November 29th, 2013

One of the great things about being in the hospitality/tourism business is that pretty much everyday we are reminded how lucky we are to not only live in New Zealand, but especially here at our 5 star luxury lodge, surrounded by our ancient Waipoua Forest. Guests are truly enthralled by the backdrop of the kauri forest and the peace, tranquillity and pioneering history of Waipoua Lodge.

For the second year running, the UK Telegraph has named New Zealand the Favourite Country for Brits to visit – all good news for us .. just now need to get the NZ$ down so that we can be seen as an affordable country to visit!


It’s a dog’s (and cat’s) life!

Posted on November 11th, 2013

Waipoua Lodge Luxury Accommodation

For dogs & cats too!

It is sometimes very difficult to make OUR bed in the morning!

Our West Highland White terrier Hamish and Mr McFuggly simply refusing to start their day!


It’s a dog’s (and cat’s) life!

Westpac Northland Business Awards 2013 – Waipoua Lodge Finalist

Posted on November 11th, 2013


Westpac Northland Business Awards 2013

Waipoua Lodge named as a Finalist

As a result of our TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award, we were asked by the Northland Chamber of Commerce to enter this year’s business awards and on Friday 25th October at the Gala Dinner we were absolutely delighted to be named a finalist which put us in the top 3 of 9 strong contenders. Entering the awards was a great opportunity to review our whole business operation and after less than 3 years to have achieved this level of success is very rewarding. Thank you Westpac and the Chamber of Commerce for providing businesses throughout New Zealand with this great opportunity. Continue reading »

Luxury Accommodation New Zealand | Waipoua Lodge Menu | Summer 2014

Posted on November 8th, 2013


We are delighted to release our Summer 2014 a la carte menu which combines many of our guest favourites with some new twists and inspirations. The bar continues to be lifted from a culinary perspective, but the essence still remains on fresh produce, keeping it simple and ensuring that vegetables are not just a token garnish!

WAIPOUA LODGE Luxury Accommodation New Zealand – Summer Menu (Nov 13 to Mar 14)

Waipoua Lodge Suite Information

Posted on November 4th, 2013

We are pleased to showcase our new information sheets on Waipoua Lodge’s four luxury guest suites – select ‘More’ to view brochures:

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Kunekune pig turns off luxury accommodation water supply!

Posted on October 5th, 2013


The water at our luxury accommodation came to a grinding halt around 6.00 pm last night and the cause was not quite what we expected! Continue reading »