Northland's Romantic Wilderness Retreat

Bach or holiday home | Maungataniwha Ranges | #22407

10/10 (20 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking
  • Best Eco Friendly 2014


  • Totally private log cabin with distant coastal views of, Ninety Mile and Mt Camel to North cape.
  • Perched at 1300ft above sea level, Fern Ridge is one of the highest properties in Northland.
  • Fern Ridge Hideaway is located up a private 1km-long gated driveway for a perfect secluded retreat.

Fern Ridge Hideaway is a two bedroom redwood log cabin with open plan living, cosy gas log fire, fully equipped custom made kitchen with two elegantly appointed bedrooms with own ensuites, plus inside bath. French doors that open out to captivating native bush and coastal views.

Escape the hectic pace of urban living and enjoy a relaxing break at Fern Ridge- a secluded private wilderness retreat in the Maungataniwha Ranges just waiting for you.

Self-catering for 2 - 4 guests at any one time, the intimate location is ideal for a special romantic getaway for couples.

Fully self-sufficient, Fern Ridge Hideaway is environmentally friendly, utilising off-the-grid power generated by hydro electricity from an on-site waterfall.

Sunsets at Fern Ridge are quite simply breath-taking, you are first to see the sunrise and last to see the sun down on the horizon.

As the evening closes and you're relaxing in the outside bath on the deck with a wine, you may spot glow worms flickering among the foliage, or hear the kiwi bird calling.

Enjoy a nature tramp to a waterfall & swimming hole on the property.

Fern Ridge is a quick 20-minute drive to Kaitaia and a 1-hour drive to Kerikeri which is the heart of the Bay of Islands region. Situated in the ideal place to explore Northland and at the end of the day you can come home to the serene environment of Fern Ridge.

Travel time from Fern Ridge Hideaway.

25-minute drive to Omahuta Kauri Sanctuary Walk, visit the Hokianga Tree, the sixth largest kauri tree in N.Z.

30-minute drive to Ninety Mile Beach & Ahipara.

1 hour 30-minute drive to Cape Reinga.

Special conditions: Two night minimum stay No Children No Pets Smoking allowed in designated area


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • DVD player
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ®
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • King size bed ensuite with shower

    1 x King bed

  • Queen size bed ensuite with shower & bath

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included); Toiletries, bathrobes & slippers FREE (included); Breakfast provisions supplied, first morning bacon & eggs, cereal, coffee & tea. FREE (included)
  • Gifts & giveaways: Complimentary wine, fresh flowers & chocolates. Wifi internet usage unlimited data

  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 4 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Price band 1
15-Dec-17 to 31-Dec-17
$325+/night $325+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night;
2 night minimum stay
Peak season
01-Jan-18 to 28-Feb-18
$350+/night $350+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night;
2 night minimum stay
Price band 1
01-Mar-18 to 15-Dec-18
$325+/night $325+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night;
2 night minimum stay

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (22)

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  • The driveway was definitely a bit of a challenge when we first...

    The driveway was definitely a bit of a challenge when we first arrived as we didn't know what to expect going up! but it was well signed for the way up!

    NatashaBl4 100%|6x Oct 2017

  • This property is immaculately presented

    This property is immaculately presented., with everything you could wish for, except, because the lodge runs on limited hydro power, there is no cloths drier. There is however plenty of hot water, and an effective gas "log" burner.. The property is situated high on a ridge above Mangamuka Gorge, and at times may be in clouds, but when not, the views are stunning.. The long steep access drive requires skill and/or a 4WD. The entrance is difficult to spot in the dark! A wonderful place!

    AlanMa17 90%|10x Sep 2017

  • Perfect hideaway location, would highly recommend a stay here

    Perfect hideaway location, would highly recommend a stay here.

    RenateSw1 100%|1x Jun 2017

  • This property is very unique

    This property is very unique. I loved the privacy and the peacefulness. Only the sounds of nature were to heard. I would recommend a 4 wheel drive for the steep driveway, and then you can drive Ninety mile beach as well. So close to incredible beaches, hikes and yet you have the mountain range all to yourself. Sun rise and sunsets were spectacular, even heard the Kiwi bird at night.

    GregO683 100%|1x Feb 2017

  • Both the property and location are ofvexceptionally high quality

    Both the property and location are ofvexceptionally high quality. I cannot think of any improvement needed

    GuyS8812 100%|3x Feb 2017

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