A 4 night stay in the Studio + 2nd bedroom just went too quickly. Hosts Paul and Jenny were perfect and their local knowledge invaluable. The accommodation was open plan, spacious and perect for a couple or young family. The apartment has its own private patio area (chilling zone). This in turn lets out onto the small front garden with direct access onto 90 mile beach for strolls long and short. There's a narrow lagoon that's easy to walk around that adds to the visual lanscape and affords more privacy. This is the perfect spot to explore the Northland west coast, referred to locally as the 'Wild West'. Guided 90 Mile Beach day trips are best taken from Ahipara, rather than say Russell - far lower price and more time to explore the area. Genuinely beach front, this well equipped and comfortable apartment is quiet, relaxing and hit the right spot with us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- GEMS Seaside Lodge offers the discerning traveller exceptional lodgings in the jewel of Ahipara, at the base of the 90 Mile Beach. Begin your adventures to Cape Reinga, the Bay of Islands, the Hokianga, and other treasures of Northland, from here. However, there is actually a wealth of activity in Ahipara for you to enjoy. World class surfing at Shipwreck Bay, fabulous fishing (both chartered and surf casting), board paddling, horse-treking, 4 Wheel Driving and Sand Duning are just a few of the many activities available. For those who wish to enjoy a more leisurely experience, there is golf, beach walks, and visits to our very own award-winning vineyards. If you simply prefer rest and refreshment with book in hand, then absorb the beauty of this magnificent beach paradise, with crashing waves, beautiful birdlife, and stunning sunsets, from the comfort of your lodge, as part of your ‘seaside therapy’. ... more less