We have made our first ever Cooking School video which features our signature dish Lemon Souffle. Continue reading »
On Sunday 16 Sept, Ian (Waipoua Lodge) enjoyed climbing over 20 metres up an ancient kauri tree! Continue reading »
Did you know that at Trounson Kauri Park there are around 200 kiwi living in their natural environment. This is a protected re-generating forest and taking a nightwalk is a great chance to hear and possibly see the elusive North Island Brown Kiwi in the wild.
Old blog repeated for the 2013 Melbourne Cup day!
A special local event – the 2011 Melbourne Cup is coming to Dargaville!
It therefore seems an appropriate time to post that Fran’s Grandfather, Wilfred Gatonby Stead actually won the Melbourne Cup in November 1916 with SASANOF.
The four kauri trees known as the Four Sisters in the Waipoua Forest had been thought to be four trees ranging from 200-700 years and which have unusually co-habited. Normally kauri fight for sole survival and light. After research by Dr Johnathan Palmer from the Kauri Museum the four trees are now believed to actually be SISTERS! Continue reading »
We are thrilled to announce that our lovely assistant chef Eva gave birth to her baby son in the early hours of this morning. Congratulations to Eva & Matt and welcome to Levi Lawrence Bradley!
Today the sun is shining and the sky is blue at Waipoua Lodge which is fabulous as we welcome a couple who are spending the last night of their honeymoon with us before flying back to France tomorrow!