Lemon Souffle – Cooking School Video

Posted on September 21st, 2012

We have made our first ever Cooking School video which features our signature dish Lemon Souffle. Continue reading »

Climb An Ancient Kauri Tree !

Posted on September 17th, 2012

Waipoua Lodge Owner & Host Ian Farrant Climbing Over 20 Metres Up A Kauri Tree

On Sunday 16 Sept, Ian (Waipoua Lodge) enjoyed climbing over 20 metres up an ancient kauri tree! Continue reading »

New Zealand Bird of the Year

Posted on September 12th, 2012

Come on everyone join in the fun and check out the Bird of the Year Competition. Continue reading »

NZ Herald Kauri Coast Feature

Posted on September 11th, 2012

NZ Herald Kauri Coast Feature

Check out today’s NZ Herald which has a Northland pull-out supplement and a great feature on the Kauri Coast!

North Island Brown Kiwi

Posted on September 9th, 2012
North Island Brown Kiwi

(Photo courtesy of Sabine Bernert)
Trounson Kauri Park is home to approx 200 kiwi living in their natural environment

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.

Melbourne Cup Won By Fran’s Grandfather

Posted on August 29th, 2012

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.

Fran's Grandfather, Wilfred Gatonby Stead & Sasanof NZ Winner of 1916 Melbourne Cup

Wilfred Gatonby Stead & Sasanof NZ Winner of 1916 Melbourne Cup


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The Four Sisters are REAL SISTERS

Posted on August 20th, 2012

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 »

Congratulations Eva

Posted on August 18th, 2012

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!

Thank you sun!

Posted on August 16th, 2012

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!

Twitter | Waipoua Lodge

Posted on August 14th, 2012

If you are a Tweeter then follow Waipoua Lodge and we will tweet and follow you too!Follow Waipoua Lodge on Twitter