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 »

Waipoua Lodge – accommodation for hardy cyclers

Posted on September 9th, 2013

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 »

Great New Zealand Holiday Destination

Posted on September 8th, 2013

The Four Sisters - individual trees with identical genes growing togetherThe Herald on Sunday (9.9.13) in Tim Roxborogh’s article “Northland: Dwarfed by immensity” hits the nail on the head – the Kauri Coast is not just for international visitors – it is ‘a MUST goer’ for kiwis holidaying at home!

Without doubt Northland is a great New Zealand Holiday Destination, offering two breathtaking and diverse coastlines, three Maori spiritual and cultural destinations, not to mention some of the best authentic hospitality Aotearoa has to offer. It is no wonder so many international visitors come to Northland. But did you know that the Kauri Coast is the undiscovered jewel in the crown which only 1 in 10 Northland visitors experience – maybe that’s why our trees have lived here since bronze age man! Spread the word ….. but not too far!

Where to buy a West Highland White Terrier

Posted on September 6th, 2013

Our two West Highland White Terriers – Hamish and Bonnie – are such a huge part of our life and also that of Waipoua Lodge and its guests. On many occasions New Zealand guests ask where to go to get a puppy so we thought we would share our thoughts with you. Continue reading »

Delicious Carrot Cake Recipe

Posted on August 24th, 2013

Yesterday my daughter Naomi Carrot-Cakeand I had the absolute pleasure of eating one of the most delicious carrot cakes we have ever experienced. This carrot cake might look like any ordinary carrot cake but the flavour and texture were amazing and I am delighted that Marilyn Fletcher has shared her recipe with me so I can share it with you! I believe the difference in the flavour comes from the addition of the mixed spice. Crush the walnuts, do not chop as the crunch really adds to the experience. Continue reading »

Maori Culture & History – The Excursionist

Posted on August 13th, 2013

Fantastic new travel website has been launched The Excursionist which features Waipoua Lodge in an itinerary focusing on Maori Culture and History

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