North Island Properties

Waipoua Lodge - Kauri Coast

Hosted by

Phil, Lily & Grace Berge


4748 State Highway 12, Waipoua Forest
Kauri Coast, Northland

Contact details

Phone: 09 439 0422
Intl: ++64 9 439 0422

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. 

Hosts Phil, Lily & Grace create a gorgeous a la carte menu that blends their own style of home cooking with traditional New Zealand cooking. Wake up to a delicious breakfast of seasonal fresh fruit, yoghurt, eggs and warm croissants. For dinner, fresh produce and local seafood and meats are infused with herbs and spices, and accompanying wines are handpicked from local vineyards.

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.

Local Activities

  • Waipoua Forest – home of Tane Mahuta & ancient Kauri trees up to 3,000 years old
  • Kauri Coast – naturally New Zealand’s ancient eco & cultural destination
  • North Island Brown Kiwi in their natural habitat
  • Ripiro Beach – New Zealand’s longest drivable beach
  • Maori Culture – the place Kupe the first Maori arrived
  • Freshwater lakes
  • Rivers & waterfalls

On-Site Attractions

  • Guided tours & kauri/gum demonstrations
  • Wealth of local knowledge and personalised advice of what to see & do
  • Fine dining Cooking School
  • Relaxing and tranquil location with 4 acres of gardens and bushwalk
  • Special occasions, honeymoons, romantic breaks and family reunions a speciality
  • 5 star children welcome with a range of special activities