5 Star Fun for Kids

Waipoua Lodge for children who love fun

but we also make sure that our other guests can relax and enjoy the tranquility of this special place

We enjoy welcoming children to Waipoua Lodge and making their stay just as special as for their Mum and Dad. There is so much to see on the Kauri Coast and at the lodge there are animals to feed, bushwalks to explore and bread that often is waiting for kneading!

Our Family Suites:

The Woolshed:

This suite has a mezzanine floor with two single beds and is suitable for children 8 years and over. The suite has a bath and a shower.

The Tack Room:

This suite has two bedrooms. The both bedrooms have king beds which can convert into two king single beds. The suite only has a shower. There is a fully enclosed deck area safe for small children and a stable front door.

Other Facilities:

A roll-out bed for a child/small adult and/or cot can be added to either suite.
We also offer the complimentary use of a baby minder, high chair and bathroom step, toilet seat, nappy bucket etc.

Child Bed & Breakfast Rates

Infants (0-5 years) free of charge
Child (6-11 years) $60.00 per night (from 1.11.17)
Adult (12 years and over) $90.00 per night (from 1.11.17)


When other guests are in-house we ask that children under 8 years dine between 6.00 and 7.00 pm. Dinners are charged based on consumption with a 2-3 course menu being between $20.00 and $45.00

Things to do at the lodge:

  • Enjoy a day of exploring and adventure discovering the Kauri Coast with its ancient forests and giant trees, crystal clear lakes, wild west coast, or safe swimming beaches and water holes. Quad bike (with an adult) or go sand boarding on dunes, meet puzzle giant Louis and his elephant, see cows in the field and perhaps adopt a kauri tree … there is just so much to do and see!
  • Meet and make friends with our pets – Roy and Minky who are our pet cats, Jack the Rainbow Lorikeet, Fay our farm dog plus all the goldfish swimming in the cow trough
  • Feed Holly your leftovers and also feed the fish their food
  • Receive a special personalised Activity Book with lots of fun things to do all about staying at Waipoua Lodge and exploring the surrounding environment
  • Jump on the trampoline or climb up to the viewing platform
  • Go on the bushwalk, find the hidden birds and search for kauri snails and wetas
  • If it is not too late and there is a clear night sky, enjoy star gazing and use the Night Sky app to try and name the stars and planets
  • Enjoy the toy box, games and puzzles
  • Watch a DVD from the collection of children’s titles

Waipoua Lodge is great because it is close to kauri trees and beaches with exciting waves. It also has great food, better than a restaurant. It was lots of fun with Holly the pig to feed and a trampoline to play on.

Olivia Webb - Age 8Toronto - Canada//

If you have any questions or would like more information please do not hesitate to contact us