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Wairua Lodge - Rainforest River Retreat

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Traveller (186)
Room & Suite (35)
Pool & Beach (14)
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Certificate of Excellence
  • Excellent91%
  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bath house”(23 reviews)
“hidden valley”(14 reviews)
“fire pit”(12 reviews)
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What's included
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Hot Tub
Non-Smoking Rooms
Kitchenette
Spa
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Room Service
Suites
Fitness centre
Wairua Lodge sits on a sunny ridge in a bush clad valley only 12 kilometres from Whitianga. 4 double rooms look out across the valley into Coromandel mountains, and the Kiwi Apartment is a 2 bedroom fully self contained suite, overhanging a bushclad ravine.Swim in the river, walk the...
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Location and contact
251 Old Coach Road, Whitianga 3591, New Zealand
45.7 miles to Auckland Intl Airport
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Location was amazing, the lodge being located out in the bush it was so peaceful and tranquil. We really enjoyed our bush walk and the outdoor bath is great. Hosts were very accommadating. We will definately be staying again

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Thank peter00griff
Response from Debbaumi, Owner at Wairua Lodge - Rainforest River RetreatResponded 1 week ago

Hi there Peter. Glad you both enjoyed Wairua so much and got the chance to go for a bush walk this time|! Look forward to having you back! Cheers Debbie @ Wairua

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A perfect getaway for those looking for a very unique, self contained and relaxing accommodation. Couldn’t get enough of the bath house and outdoor spa with a breath taking view of the galaxy at night that this place had to offer.

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Thank arushiwalia
Response from Debbaumi, Owner at Wairua Lodge - Rainforest River RetreatResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Arushi. Thanks for the great review! Wairua is the perfect place for a bit of romance under the stars!! Cheers Debbie

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful hosts and interesting fellow guests, scenic setting, large comfy accommodation and generous tasty breakfast. Despite rainy weather we enjoyed the outside night sky spa pool, and candle lit tree top bath house.

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Thank JaneMcK2014
Response from Debbaumi, Owner at Wairua Lodge - Rainforest River RetreatResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Jane. Thanks for taking time to write a review. Glad you enjoyed Wairua and all it has to offer! Cheers.

Reviewed 12 June 2018

Totally loved this gorgeous place. Everything was very clean, tidy and super comfortable. Lots to explore both on the property and outside of it. Highly recommended if you want to get off the grid and mooch around the forest. The tree top bath house is...More

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Thank suecI1019PP
Response from Debbaumi, Owner at Wairua Lodge - Rainforest River RetreatResponded 13 June 2018

Hi Sue. Thanks for the great review! Loved the idea of mooching around in the forest! All the best. Debbie @ Wairua

Reviewed 12 June 2018

We celebrated our first anniversary at the lodge and, it was the perfect choice,The lodge is secluded, tranquil and has gorgeous views. Sitting under the stars in the spa bath, eating breakfast on our deck eating breakfast on our deck with the sounds of the...More

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Thank Wesley T
Response from Debbaumi, Owner at Wairua Lodge - Rainforest River RetreatResponded 13 June 2018

Hi there Wesley. Thanks for taking time out to write such a great review! Glad you both enjoyed all that Wairua Lodge has to offer! Hope to see you back! Cheers Debbie @ Wairua

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Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Spa
Breakfast included
Free Internet
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Room amenities
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
Spa
Hot Tub
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Price range
US$130 - US$205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
Details
Price range
US$130 - US$205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
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Traveller (186)
Room & Suite (35)
Pool & Beach (14)
Dining (5)
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Leahlisa
25 September 2015|
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Response from Debbaumi | Property representative |
Hi Leahlisa, Us of the bath is included in the room rates. Queens Snug rooms are $170 a night/room , and King Snug rooms are $190. We also have a self contained cottage The River deck Suite for $250 a night.....all include... More
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Leahlisa
25 September 2015|
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Response from Debbaumi | Property representative |
Hi there, All guest can book one hour time slots in the Treetop Bath house, or the spa pool. We have some lovely bush walks, and swimming holes in the river. Check out our website for room options. Hope this... More
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Room Tips
"Loved the room, the shower is a great size, shower pressure could have been a little stronger but overall..."
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"Very clean and well kept. Very comfy bed"
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"Kiwi apartment, 2 bedrooms"
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"Rooms are small, but very comfortable. They have kitchenware, toaster, plates, cutting boards and a..."
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