This lodge is pretty new so everything still looks very new. Some of the rooms overlook the water which is nice. The rooms are fairly spacious. The beds are comfortable with good quality linen. There is no carpet in the bedrooms (maybe lino?) which gives a cold finish to the place.
The owner Stephanie is welcoming and helpful.
There is a shared kitchen area which would be handy to cook your own meals. I didn't use this.
I drove here after a tour of Cape Reigna. It took around an hour from kaitaia.