Experience authentic New Zealand hospitality

in a breathtaking ancient and natural environment

Waipoua Lodge
Luxury Accommodation New Zealand | Northland 

Nestled on a ridge overlooking the vast Waipoua Forest, where iconic kauri trees have been living for 3,000 years, Waipoua Lodge offers luxury accommodation in an original homestead surrounded by native forest and pasture stretching as far as the eye can see.

As well as award winning hospitality, the purpose of a stay at the lodge is to experience the Waipoua Forest. A forest where only native bird song breaks a deafening silence whilst you stand in awe, surrounded by trees that have been living here since bronze age man.

Your experience will be enhanced with authentic stories, memorabilia and history of the mighty kauri and the early pioneers who fought the odds to live in this challenging environment 100 years ago. At Waipoua Lodge you can have the same authentic experience, but today delivered in the comfort of a New Zealand luxury 5-star accommodation.

With only four luxury guest suites (The Stables, Calf Pen, Woolshed & Tack Room) we offer somewhere very special to relax and unwind whilst indulging yourself in some delicious cuisine, personal and warm hospitality, plus of course spectacular scenery of the unspoilt natural ancient Kauri Coast environment.

Waipoua Lodge is perfect for a 1, 2 or 3-night stay to relax and enjoy all of the Kauri Coast, but if time is limited, one night is perfect to enjoy meeting the ancient trees.

The Kauri Coast

Naturally New Zealand’s ancient, eco & cultural destination

The Waipoua Forest is home to the world’s largest Kauri tree – Tane Mahuta (Lord or God of the Forest) who is 2,000 years old and also the oldest and widest tree Te Matua Ngahere (Father of the Forest) who is 3,500 years old!

Take the Kauri Coast pathway to the Bay of Islands

Northland offers so much of the natural environment which is our beautiful Aotea-roa and Northland starts within an easy 2 hour drive of Auckland Airport.

There are two diverse coastlines, three important Maori cultural hotspots and a perfect circular touring route – the Twin Coast Discovery Highway.

For the best scenic vistas and experiences, we highly recommend that you journey clockwise, starting by driving up the Kauri (west) Coast with a visit to the award winning Kauri Museum before you encounter the ancient and mighty kauri trees of Waipoua Forest. You can then continue your pathway to the Bay of Islands and Cape Reinga.

New Zealand’s and the South Pacific’s No: 1
Best Small Hotel

Travellers Choice Award 2013-2018 (incl)

World | South Pacific | New Zealand

Hospitality New Zealand 2016 Awards of Excellence

Excellence in Customer Service

Best Accommodation Under 30 Rooms

Supreme Award Winner