Ian & Fran Farrant
4748 State Highway 12, Waipoua Forest
Kauri Coast, Northland
Waipoua Lodge is a little piece of luxury etched in history where you can experience true New Zealand hospitality and luxury accommodation. Awarded TripAdvisor's 2013, 2014 and 2015 Travellers Choice Award for NZ and South Pacific, Best Luxury Hotel, Small Hotel, Service and Romantic Location.
Nestled on a ridge overlooking the vast Waipoua Forest – Waipoua Lodge offers relaxing, warm and authentic New Zealand hospitality and the perfect luxury location from which to explore the beautiful and often undiscovered west Kauri Coast.
The area is steeped in some of New Zealand’s most breathtaking and spectacular natural scenery including the iconic Tane Mahuta ‘Lord of the Forest’ the world’s largest living kauri tree and Te Matua Ngahere at 3,000 years is the oldest and widest known kauri. Host Ian has a wealth of local knowledge which is personalised and shared with guests to create their daily itinerary. Demonstrations and talks about the early pioneers, kauri logging and gum are also part of a stay at Waipoua Lodge.
Host and chef Fran has received excellent reviews for her fine dining a la carte menu and offers guests the opportunity to enjoy sharing her culinary skills at the Waipoua Lodge Cooking School.
With the mixture of yesteryear in the old kauri lodge, home to
artefacts from the kauri logging era, to the four acres of garden and
tranquil bush walk surrounded by pasture and forest … you will be
inspired and all within an easy 3 hour drive from Auckland.