Nestled in mature secluded grounds.

Lodge | Tutukaka | #28789

9.9/10 (75 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking
  • Best Hospitality 2017


The first impression of Kowhai Lodge is one of seclusion and privacy. The relaxed ambience and green bush surroundings invite a complete change of pace. Re-energize your well being and health in a setting where you can relax away from stress and get back to nature.

Welcome to a superbly appointed luxury self-catered holiday home. Nestled in mature secluded grounds, the house sits just a 200m flat walk from Kowharewa Bay beach on the beautiful Tutukaka Coast, gateway to the famous Poor Knights Islands.

Kowhai Lodge contains all modern conveniences, including a spa pool (Jacuzzi), petanque and lawn croquet grounds, bar-b-que and outdoor furniture, and is maintained to a high standard by the owners all the year round. Indoors, the spacious open plan living, including modern kitchen, allows excellent indoor/outdoor flow to two north facing, yet sheltered decks.

Excellent diving, fishing, watersports, and safe swimming are available, and guests have the complimentary use of kayaks, fishing rods and golf clubs.

Close by are shops, restaurants and beauty spa facilities, as well as charter facilities for fishing, diving and day trips to the Poor Knights. The local golf course is ten minutes away in Ngunguru, or players can enjoy 18 hole golf at four other well appointed courses in Whangarei.

The Lodge is fully equipped and furnished, and owners are close at hand to assist you and make your stay as comfortable as possible, and can provide you with wealth of local knowledge.

Special conditions:

Smoking only allowed outside. Guests use amenities and activities at own risk. Guests responsible for own rubbish: recycle bin is provided for glass and tins

Extras: Linen (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • SKY TV ®
  • Spa pool
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Gold room

    1 x Queen bed

  • Master bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Purple room

    1 x Double bed
    2 x Single bed


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*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 (81)

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  • A wonderful home with lots of toys for adults! SUP, kayaks, croquet...

    A wonderful home with lots of toys for adults! SUP, kayaks, croquet etc. everything you can possibly need! Thanks to Lyn and Dave. They were fabulous!

    Brenda C. Mar 2019

  • The photos really speak to the quality of the home and the...

    The photos really speak to the quality of the home and the joy of the surrounding area however it is the hosts who make it an incredible experience. Warm, delightfully lovely, accommodating and respectful. They made us feel so welcome when they showed us around and really went the extra mile to make us feel at home.

    Skivvy J. Mar 2019

  • Second time here after a three gap and as good as we...

    Second time here after a three gap and as good as we remembered. Lyn and Dave are great hosts and the property is immaculate and in a such a beautiful setting. I dare anyone not to love this house.

    Paul K. Feb 2019

  • A beautifully restored gem tucked away in immaculate private grounds

    A beautifully restored gem tucked away in immaculate private grounds. There is a great beach at the end of the driveway and some of the most beautiful beaches in New Zealand within a few minutes drive.

    KatherineRe7 100%|1x Jan 2019

  • Excellent family gathering place

    Excellent family gathering place. We all really enjoyed our stay, especially the trip to the Poor Knights paddleboarding with SUPBRO on their launch 'Silva Fox' Would recommend Kowhai Lodge highly.

    LynS2672 Jan 2019

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