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 »
The 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!
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 »
Yesterday my daughter Naomi and 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 »
Fantastic new travel website has been launched The Excursionist which features Waipoua Lodge in an itinerary focusing on Maori Culture and History
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 »
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
“If only all places were like this”