Time out in Tapora, ideal for golfing or fishing

Lodge | Kaipara Harbour | #22746

9.9/10 (29 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Only 2 minutes from an all weather 9 hole golf course
  • Located close to great fishing spots, including the Sand Island and a spot to launch your boat
  • Beautiful peaceful rural spot only 90 minutes from Auckland

At the end of the Okahukura Peninsula in the community of Tapora, we have created a comfortable and stylish space for friends and family to sit back and enjoy a slice of rural life and coastal life.

Okahukura Lodge is designed to sleep 6 comfortably. The bunk beds are actually King Singles. There is a power outlet on the garage designed for camper vans.

Pets are welcome on request, and an understanding of the conditions.

With it's close proximity to the Tapora Golf Course and the Kaipara Harbour, this is an ideal place for a relaxing break. A boat ramp is nearby at Birds Beach. Birds Beach is also recommended as a great windsurfing spot. Atiu Creek Regional Farm Park is 16km back towards Wellsford.

There are also tennis courts and a children's playground at the school down the road.

Less than a kilometre away is Tapora Golf Club, this is a family friendly course, and because it is on the sand can be played on throughout the year. Green fees are $10, Club Days are on Sunday.

$5 per night of your rental goes to support the Tapora Land Care Group

We now have access to WIFI through the 4G network, ie it might be a bit slower than you are used to. Please feel free to surf, listen to music, watch movies, but be aware that we also don’t have unlimited wifi.

Special conditions: Okahukura Lodge is situated on a working farm. Livestock may be in the paddocks next to the house. An awareness and appreciation for farm animals and gates etc is required. The nearest shops and eftpos are located in Wellsford 30kms away. So you will need to bring all of your own supplies, and cash if you want to play golf. The last 12km to get to the Lodge is on a gravel road. Please note: If there are 4 or more people staying the $50 cleaning fee will be charged.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bunk room

    2 x Bunk bed

  • King room

    1 x King bed

  • Queen room

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $50.00 per stay (optional)
  • Mates rates: 10% off for members with 7 positive reviews from other Owners/Managers

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Peak Season
24-Mar-18 to 31-Dec-18
$135/night $155/night
Default Tariff
01-Jan-19 to 24-Jun-19
$135/night $155/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 (29)

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  • Delightful house with everything you could need

    Delightful house with everything you could need. Very comfortable beds. Excellent bathroom. Beautiful flowers left much appreciated. Would recommend for a stay in the country away from it all. Very peaceful

    doroer358 100%|12x Oct 2015

  • Wonderful stay, beautifully appointed

    Wonderful stay, beautifully appointed. The fire, the bath, the beds, the coffee!!! All made for a wonderful stay. Good walks to nature reserve, friendly locals, felt very relaxed at the end of our stay.

    maryon15 100%|5x Jul 2015

  • They had really thought of everything in terms of the amenities

    They had really thought of everything in terms of the amenities. Loved the personal touches and the catchy notes and signs which made us laugh and feel warm! Very stylish and spacious interior. We loved the privacy of the place and how comfortable and cosy it was. It's just an amazing place!!

    benjhn794 100%|5x Jun 2015

  • AWESOME PLACE TO STAY, nicely presented, decorated and very comfortable and clean

    AWESOME PLACE TO STAY, nicely presented, decorated and very comfortable and clean. We have stayed here for quite a few weeks now and have found the owner of the property to be extremely helpful and friendly. It was lovely to receive a phone call from her soon after the booking was made and really appreciated. We will definitely return here again should the need arise and highly recommend this as a lovely spot to stay. Thank you

    DrillForceNZLtd 100%|1x Apr 2015

  • What a beautifully redecorated house! So comfortable and clean, we will DEFINITELY...

    What a beautifully redecorated house! So comfortable and clean, we will DEFINITELY be back! Everyone enjoyed the gorgeous bathroom and snuggly beds and we all gobbled up the delicious fish and chips at the Golf Club's "Fish and Chip Saturday". This is one of the nicest places we have ever stayed at on Bookabach. Thanks so much for sharing it with us! To anyone staying in Tapora, make sure you get over to Sand Island for a sunset...take your camera!

    larion95 100%|11x Apr 2015

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. It was an absolute pleasure having your group stay. It sounds like you made the very most of some of the great things Tapora has to offer. And you are so right about the Golf Club and the sunset views. We would love to have you stay again.

    Nattybugle 100%|28x

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