Fodor's Expert Review Wairua Lodge

251 Old Coach Rd., Hahei, Waikato, 3591, New Zealand

Rain-forest retreat describes this place well: four stylish double rooms and one two-bedroom apartment are nestled on a 15-acre property with native forest, bushwalks, streams, and hidden swimming holes for your enjoyment. You can warm up in the outdoor hot tub or enjoy a private balcony bath high above a ravine. At night, listen for the call of ruru, the native morepork. Continental breakfast is included, otherwise it’s self-catering in the conservatory kitchen and dining area. Whitianga is just 15 minutes—yet another world—away.

PROS

  • Divine location
  • Fantastic river swimming
  • Treetop bathhouse

CONS

  • Some unpaved road access
  • No shops close by for catering
  • Have to book the balcony bath in one-hour timeslots

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 07-866–0304

HOTEL DETAILS

5 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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