Waiotemarama Falls Lodge - private holiday home

Bach or holiday home | Opononi | #6901

9.6/10 (7 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Watch the native forest come alive at night. Cozy fireplace with firewood provided.
  • Attentive and knowledgeable hosts on-site but out-of-sight, will cater exclusively to your needs.
  • Huge year-round vegetable garden for your meals, or ask Chef to prepare you a meal.

This slice of Kiwi paradise is located 5 minutes from Opononi, nestled amid native forest, birdlife and stunning waterfalls. Kiwi feed around the Lodge at night and glowworms sparkle in the adjacent stream.

The Lodge provides a serene base for exploring this captivating region, including 14 selected daytrips to the Bay of Islands and Kauri Coast.

You will enjoy complete privacy and tranquility. Your hosts live out of sight, about 200m away and ready to cater exclusively to your needs. This beautifully furnished two bedroom/two bath home includes a full kitchen and laundry. There are games, puzzles, cards, cable TV, a fireplace and library. Guests are welcome to fresh vegetables from the huge year-round garden.

The Lodge is on the Waiotemarama Gorge Road Scenic Loop Drive. Local activities include bicycle hire, horsetrekking, sandboarding, fishing, art trails, Waipoua Kauri Forest, Maori culture experiences and hiking. Our website contains local events, videos, itineraries and guestbook comments.

Guests also receive a complimentary Family Pass to The Maze at Labyrinth Woodworks and Puzzle Museum, just 3 km from the Lodge and adjacent to the Waiotemarama Falls and Kauri Bush Track (value: $4 each).

Special conditions: Smoking allowed outside only.


  • Clothes dryer
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • 2 single rollaways

    1 x Roll-away bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Single bed

  • Master bedroom

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included); WIFI FREE (included)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 5 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes school & public holidays.

  • Mates rates: 10% off for members with 10 positive reviews from other Owners/Managers

  • Gifts & giveaways: Complimentary family pass to The Maze at Labyrinth Woodworks and Puzzle Museum.

*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 (17)

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  • The lodge is set on a hillside next to bush with wonderful...

    The lodge is set on a hillside next to bush with wonderful views of the valley - a very quiet and relaxing getaway!

    ChrisG18 100%|7x Jan 2018

  • Amazing lodge and location

    Amazing lodge and location. Set in the forest with amazing views down the valley, yet only 6-7 mins drive to the harbour, beaches and towns for all supplies. Candy and Rawiri were great hosts, extremely helpful and accommodating. The seafood platter dinner that Rawiri cooked was amazing! One of the best seafood platters we've ever had. The lodge is very well supplied. No need to bring anything.

    AndrewMc8 100%|2x Jan 2017

  • A wonderful house in a beautiful and quiet location, with fantastic hosts

    A wonderful house in a beautiful and quiet location, with fantastic hosts. Rawiri cooked an excellent dinner for us on the first night with more than enough left over for the next day or two.

    KPayten 100%|2x Dec 2016

  • Great location and tanquil place

    Great location and tanquil place.

    Sindiya 100%|1x Apr 2016

  • The property has a great and interesting view

    The property has a great and interesting view. It really quite and nice. The house is also great. We enjoyed our stay.

    shirley0519 100%|3x Jan 2016

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