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 »
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.
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!
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!
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 »
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!
We are pleased to showcase our new information sheets on Waipoua Lodge’s four luxury guest suites – select ‘More’ to view brochures:
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 »
Wow we had to take our hats off to last night’s guests and do something special! Four people (who shall we say are a little past their twenties!), in winter, doing a massive bike ride from Cape Reinga to Ardmore – not some small feat in cold, wet, windy, uphill and rainforest conditions. Continue reading »