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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New Zealand Culinary Fare 2013

Posted on August 8th, 2013

For you real foodies I highly recommend paying a visit to the New Zealand Culinary Fare which is on at the ASB Showgrounds from 18 to 20 August Continue reading »

Plants living in an eco-environment

Posted on August 5th, 2013

This photo taken of a tree branch outside of Waipoua Lodge shows the amazing array of plants living in an eco-environment on a host tree

Plants living in a shared eco-environment at Waipoua Lodge

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Australian Guest Review of Waipoua Lodge

Posted on August 1st, 2013

“If only all places were like this”

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Welcome to Our World

Posted on July 9th, 2013

Waipoua Forest Thermal Illusion?

Posted on June 8th, 2013

Waipoua Forest has many moods and has definitely presented a mystical thermal illusion as the mist nestled amongst the trees Continue reading »