"This was such a lovely place, so peaceful and private :) We loved the staff, so friendly and chatty and made us feel right at home."
Christy - February 9, 2018
Location rating score
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
Hot spring bath
Separate living room
|Value for money||9.3|
Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.
Waiotemarama Falls Lodge is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service with prices and more information. A stay at Waiotemarama Falls Lodge also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Waiotemarama Falls Lodge has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel.
Waiotemarama Falls Lodge does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.
"Cindy and Rawiri are excellent hosts and are engaging, helpful and informative."
January 13, 2020
"If you look past the older home - it is perfect for relaxation and nature!"
January 30, 2018
"A great place to relax and enjoy the surroundings."
January 13, 2020
Located only five minutes away from Opononi, this slice of Kiwi paradise is surrounded by native forest, birdlife, and amazing waterfalls. Kiwi, the endangered and iconic native birds, feed around the lodge at night, and glowworms sparkle in the adjacent stream. Guests are ensured to relax fully in this peaceful location where exploring this region will be perfect. With so much to do and see, it is highly suggested that guests stay more than one night! Within the hotel, guests will be able to rely on the various facilities and entertainments provided in the gorgeously furnished two-bedroom/two-bath home such as a full kitchen, laundry, games, puzzles, cards, cable TV, a fireplace, and a library. There are also fresh vegetables available from the huge year-round garden. And with the settlement on the Waiotemarama Gorge Road Scenic Loop Drive, guests can go cycling, horse trekking, sandboarding, and fishing. The art trails, Waipoua Kauri Forest, and Maori cultural experiences are local activities not to miss. Guests to Waiotemarama Falls Lodge will receive a complimentary Family Pass to The Maze at Labyrinth Woodworks and Puzzle Museum, located three kilometers away and adjacent to the Waiotemarama Falls and Kauri Bush Track.
"The Lodge is well appointed and would work well for a couple..."
January 13, 2020
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
Minimum age of guests is: 4 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 4-12 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Waiotemarama Falls Lodge
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A home surrounded by beautiful nature with a very friendly host.
A beautiful experience ”
There's so much to it. I don't know where to begin. Let's start with the place. It's beautifully situated with an amazing view of nature and the opportunity to experience it. The place is clean and spacious. The host, has so much knowledge and experience, you'll never get sick of her stories. She is also very thoughtful. We all enjoyed our stay there. So much my friend's sunglasses decided to stay there permanently. I would go back for a longer period of time as I only stayed one night. It's a great getaway.
Beautiful views with total privacy. hosts are very welcoming ... we we say, the journey is not only the places you visit but also the persons you meet on the way. Thanks you for your hospitality.
Stunning mountain view from well kept private lodge at a great price”
I would give this 6 stars if I could! This is a nature lover’s Paradise. The home is perched high up, surrounded by mountains on all sides with spectacular views of the surrounding valley and steep hillsides with distant pastures dotted with cows carved out of the forest. There are amazing birds and wildlife galore, including kiwi, glow worms on the stream bank just steps from the back door, wild goats and tree frogs singing their chorus and a sense of utter peacefulness. The only other building in the entire mountain valley is the owner’s home hidden down the hill and absolutely no light pollution. The house itself is equipped with a full kitchen stocked with supplies, a convenient gas fireplace for extra ambience, comfortable beds and every amenity. We could live there happily forever!
Idyllic secluded location”
This is a great property in a delightful situation, totally secluded and with lovely views and access to walks. Cindy and Rawiri are excellent hosts and are engaging, helpful and informative. The Lodge is well appointed and would work well for a couple, a family or a small group. A great place to relax and enjoy the surroundings.
Serenity in the Hills”
This was such a lovely place, so peaceful and private :) We loved the staff, so friendly and chatty and made us feel right at home. My partner can't stop raving over it! We definitely hope to return someday soon !
Amazing / Ckean / Host wonderful”
We had a glorious stay and would go back! Clean organized hospitable beauty nature and kind are words that describe the location, facilities and hostess. Really a beautiful setting for an older home. If you look past the older home - it is perfect for relaxation and nature!
Magnificent views; magnificent hosts!”
A very special place to stay, especially for those who like to be off the beaten path.
Every detail thought of”
Nothing lacking very hospitable Perhaps some more hooks in bathroom for towels a minor thing but a wonderful place to stay
Beautiful and Quiet Location”
Both the hosts were welcoming and interesting to talk to, I wish we had stayed longer than one night at this peaceful location.
We really enjoyed our stay at this excellent property in an outstanding location with very welcoming hosts keen to share their garden produce.. While the furnishing is a little tired, it is like a 1980s show home with really high quality fixtures, fittings and furnishings - it was the owner's home. We were sorry to leave.
Remote and beautiful surroundings. ”
The hosts great you with a tour of their garden and a walk to the house. It is their former home, circa 1990. Not fancy but clean and spacious with a beautiful deck looking over the canyon. Birds and wildlife are all around.
lBreathtaking - highy recommended. Paradise!”
This was a life changing experience. The lodge is spacious and the views are incredible...I could have sat on the balcony all day and not got tired of the view. The isolation is just incredible yet the service and friendliness of the couple was second to none. If we visit New Zealand again we will be returning and we would recommend it to everyone! Our children loved it too - the glow worms, stars at night, microscopes and rope swing ensured they were never bored.
Ein verstecktes Kleinod im Norden Neuseelands in einer sehr ruhigen Gegend in den Bergen.”
Ein verstecktes Kleinod im Norden Neuseelands in einer sehr ruhigen Gegend in den Bergen. Eine absolute Empfehlung wenn man etwas Ruhe sucht. Eine sehr gr0ße Hütte mit riesen Wohnzimmer und zwei geräumigen Schlafzimmern. Schon etwas älter aber sauber und gepflegt. Der Blick in die Berge ist atemberaubend. Die Gastgeber sind sehr zuvorkommend und erklären alles. Abends wird einem der Kamin angezündet.Nachts kann man im Wald die Glühwürmchen sehen und vielleicht des Nächtens auch Kiwis. Aus dem Garten der Gastgeber durften wir uns bedienen um am Morgen wurden wir mit einer kleinen Jam Session im eignen Musikstudio begrüßt. Wer Ruhe sucht ist hier richtig. Erholung pur. Achtung: Anfahrt über eine s.g. GravelRoad, also nicht Asphaltiert. Vorher mit der Autovermietung klären.
Schöner, kurzer Aufenthalt”
Sehr herzlicher Empfang, tolle Lage, viel Platz und gemütliche Betten!