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“The most STUNNING location in New Zealand”

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The Guesthouse at Taiharuru Farms Lodge
Ranked #1 of 1 Taiharuru B&B and Inns
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
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“The most STUNNING location in New Zealand”
Reviewed 28 July 2013

We stayed with Grant and Raewyn for a weekend in their beautiful guesthouse and we were absolutely blown away by everything about the experience. The guesthouse is luxury hotel standard, the views are unbelievable and the hosts are perfect. I felt like I was in an episode of 'Lifestyles of the rich and famous' (if anyone else is old enough to remember that show).
I can't decide if I want to go back and do absolutely nothing there - or have a real adventure holiday (they provide all the water sport's equipment you need and the walks in the area are amazing). We cannot recommend this guesthouse enough!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mt Eden, Auckland
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

This is a spectacular and utterly luxurious retreat that's not to be missed. Wonderful accommodation and a very warm welcome from Raewyn and Grant. The setting for Taiharuru Farms Lodge is truly magical and will suit those wanting to get away from it all amidst following hills and un-spoilt landscape.

The view looking down to the rocky bay, fed by waves from the ocean beach, calms the mind and reminds us of our place within nature. Exploring the inlet with its diverse rock formations and intriguing caves was like making a return trip back to childhood.

This was an experience not to be forgotten. We highly recommend a stay and we will most certainly be returning.

Room Tip: All the views from the bedrooms in the Guesthouse are exquisite!
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Auckland
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Reviewed 20 July 2013

A short drive from Whangarei, this place is just amazing! The views are stunning. Thank you Grant and Raewyn for being fabulous hosts. Highly recommended to anyone who wants to relax and play in style.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

With it being a surprise weekend away to Taiharuru Lodge I had no expectations and having never really explored the north of the north I was surprised at how close it was to Auckland and yet you could be a million miles away. Arriving at night in the dark and waking up to the stunning view was only the first of many amazing moments during our weekend away. We couldn't have asked for better hosts in Grant & Raewyn knowing that they had thought of every last detail to make our stay one to remember. I know we will be back and recommending this hidden treasure to our family and friends.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 June 2013

Truly one of New Zealand’s best kept secrets. The perfect place to get away and celebrate a special occasion in pure luxury! We made the easy 2.5hr trip from Auckland late Friday afternoon. Stocked up at the New World in Whangarei, then made the short trip out to the Guesthouse. One word - Wow! What a stunning place and setting. Grant & Raewyn were the ultimate hosts, they even had the fire roaring way as we entered the Guesthouse. Being our first time to the area we wanted to explore, highlights included morning runs up Kauri Mountain (40min return) & the length of Ocean beach (approx 5-6km long - 5min drive away) and a special walk up Mt Manaia (20min drive from the lodge). The area certainly is a runner/walker’s paradise! If you have time make sure you book in for dinner at Topsail Restaurant right on the water back close to Whangarei - Debbie & Ian certainly looked after us and the food was amazing. We are looking forward to our return trip to continue exploring and maybe even get out for some fishing or a spot of shore diving from their private beach.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 April 2013 via mobile

Visited with our 3 young boys over Easter and it was amazing. Beautiful accommodation with views that will take your breath away. Save and friendly environment for kids without taking away any of the luxuries. Thank you Raewyn and Grant for your warm hospitality. We will be back!!

Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 August 2012

My partner and I spent our 24th Wedding Anniversary at Taiharuru Farm and we thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it and were very sad to leave. I must say this is one of the very best places we have stayed with unbeatable, stunning views over the ocean out to the islands. It is a very well appointed two story guesthouse with a fantastic lounge and a fireplace well stocked with timber. The views from the main bedroom equally stunning for sleepin's. The little cove below the guesthouse was a favorite and I returned every morning to see it in the diiferent lights, tides and swells. The view from the gate up the top of the property to the surrounding area North is spectacular and well worth the climb. To our delight we did catch up with Raewyn on our last morning and found her to be a terrific and pleasant host with plenty of local knowledge. It is going to be hard to top this for a 25th Anniversay unless we come back. I highly recommend Taiharuru which is great value. Thanks again Raewyn and Grant for sharing this wonderful place with us. We have told our friends and we will be back soon. Tony and Fi H

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Guesthouse at Taiharuru Farms Lodge
Address: 14 Te Whara Way | RD1, Taiharuru, Whangarei Heads 0192, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Whangarei Heads > Taiharuru
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Taiharuru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Guesthouse at Taiharuru Farms Lodge provides an ideal base when visting Northland.Set on a private 100 acre coastal estate with its own beach, stunning views,walks, kayaking, fishing swimming and snorkelling all on the property.This self contained luxury 3 bedroom serviced holiday home is one of New Zealnds 'special places'.Only 2.5 hours drive from Auckland with most Northland attrractions within a short driving distance. ... more   less 

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