Awakino River Lodge - Coastal Romance - Historic

Lodge | Awakino | #8465

9.4/10 (68 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Luxury accomodation for large groups on an exclusive and unhosted basis .
  • Romantic getaway in a classic french style Lodge
  • Escape the stress and strain of the city and relax in style .

Luxury - Solitude - Cell phone free - Spa pool - Sauna - Masterchef kitchen - Library - WiFi -Sky/MySky -Relax .

Exclusive Unhosted French Inspired Accommodation .

Fully equipped - Just arrive and settle in.

Waitomo Caves only 1 hour away .

Pet Friendly , fully fenced 800m2 site safe for children .

Extensive outdoor BBQ area , organic potager garden .

Designer commercial standard Kitchen - fully equipped .

Dining table seats 12+. Massive 100m2 lounge .

Heat pumps, Air conditioning and log burner .

Travel time -

Auckland 3.5 hours , Hamilton 2 hours , New Plymouth 1 hours and Welington 6.5 Hours

This is the Rural Heartland of NZ - an iconic Hamlet of only 15 Houses .

Minimum price per night $250.00

As follows are guest reports from 2014 .

"Awakino is not the first place to think of to have a break , but the Lodge helps make it very special indeed. I guarantee you will never have stayed in a Bach like this before-much love and attention has been paid to it and it all helps to make a fantastic place to stay "

" What an amazing , quirky , lovely place to stay "

The Awakino Hotel is next door - award winning country Hotel with dining and take away facilities - have a beer with the locals in the beer garden .

Things to do -

Fishing , Surfcasting , Hunting , Tramping , Whitebaiting in season , Water ski , Kayaking/Canoeing , or just Relax and enjoy life Awakinienne style .

Special conditions: Smoking outside only and we are pet friendly


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Boat ramp
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ®
  • Spa pool
  • Special events venue
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed

  • bedroom 3

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 4

  • master

    1 x King bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $80.00 per stay (required)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Price band 1
11-Dec-17 to 14-Dec-17
$250+/night $250+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $125/night; Children: $40/night;
Default Tariff
15-Dec-17 to 11-Dec-18
$500+/night $500+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $125/night; Children: $40/night;

*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 (94)

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  • This place is an absolute gem

    This place is an absolute gem.

    Lins07 100%|2x Nov 2017

  • This was a fantastic property and we loved staying there! It had...

    This was a fantastic property and we loved staying there! It had so much character with splashes of French style and old world charm! A great location for a large family group! Beautiful bathrooms and comfy beds, cosy log fire as well as a great social out door space! The lodge has river views and is close to the rugged but beautiful beach! Very small village, and the pub was very friendly and welcoming! The best steaks I have had for a long time! No supermarket, go prepared with supplies!!

    Katpennington 100%|3x Jul 2017

  • The fact that the property was built in 1884 as a general...

    The fact that the property was built in 1884 as a general store made it interesting being historical ,plenty of room, big modern kitchen, my granddaughter and little dog could run around happily, I had a really memorable experience, thank you Garry

    KathleenMc4 100%|3x Jun 2017

  • Interesting - suits an acquired taste

    Interesting - suits an acquired taste. Promises more than it delivers and when we were there some maintenance niggles.

    DavidWe15 100%|3x Jun 2017

  • Beautiful renovated historic property

    Beautiful renovated historic property. Lots of space, amazing garden. Kid friendly. Everything you need. Yes, it's quite isolated but we found it charming to wake up to the birds singing by our windows and watching our kids swing on the tire swing by the river. Dreamy place to relax and explore off the beaten path. Highly recommend!

    LarisaS 100%|3x May 2017

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