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Kokohuia Lodge

Kokohuia Lodge
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101 Kokohuia Road, Hokianga
021 779927
http://www.kokohuialodge.co.nz

Kokohuia Lodge is a Luxury Eco B&B with stunning views of the Hokianga Harbour and sand dunes. Perched above the native bush, and accommodating only one couple, it is both sophisticated and private. Relax and recharge to a soundtrack of native birdsong , and go to sleep to the sound of the sea and Moreporks.  A romantic escape to remember.

Kokohuia Lodge has been architecturally designed and was inspired by a leaf lying gently on the ground, sitting harmoniously in its environment.

We’re proudly off-grid, producing our own solar electricity and solar hot water. The one hectare of native bush, maturing orchards, pasture and gardens is managed organically. Delicious breakfasts  are prepared using  organic home-grown or local produce wherever possible. Dinner available on request.

 

Environment Friendly Action

We conserve heat We conserve water We reduce/limit oil/gas carbon emissions We employ alternative energy resources: wind/solar/water We recycle where possible We compost food waste We use sustainable toilet/grey water waste disposal We use bio-degradable cleaning agents We use reclaimed or low embodied energy building materials We use renewable natural furnishings We instruct staff in green practices We include green room info packs We mention green/eco issues on our website We conserve/care for wildlife in our area/ natural pest eradication We participate in community environmental initiatives We use principles of permaculture and/or biodynamic method of farming

Other Environment Friendly Initiatives

Kokohuia Lodge is nearly 100% organic and is off-grid

Dietary Selections: We offer

Vegan Vegetarian Organic Food Locally sourced food Home-grown spray-free produce

Organic Meals

Kokohuia Lodge offers a two course breakfast, which is included in the tarrif. The first course is organic muesli with fresh organic fruit and organic yoghurt. The second course is a cooked and changes according to what is grown on the property, or is available locally. Dinner available on request.

Facilities

Luxury king-size bed, with built-in iPod dock and Bose sound system. Romantic bath and en-suite. Tea/coffee facilities, fridge, Wifi.

Total Capacity

Two

Electronics

Phone & WIFI

Activities

Hosted tours and personalised activities available on request.

Directions

From Auckland: Head north up State Highway 1 until you get to the Brynderwyns ( 1 1/4 north of Auckland approx) where you turn left turn onto State Highway 12 towards Dargaville. Drive through Dargaville and out the other side. Take a right hand turn when you see a signpost that says Opononi and Ohaeawai. If you keep on this road, you’ll pass through the Waipoua Forest (where Tane Mahuta, the famous tree is) and you will eventually get to the Hokianga Harbour. The first town is Omapere. Drive along the main road through Omapere, past the Copthorne Hotel (on the left) and past the G.A.S. petrol station (on the left). Carry on for a short distance and you’ll see the Volunteer Fire Station (on the right). The next turn-off to the right is our road – Kokohuia Road. We’re a fraction over 1km up Kokohuia Road on the left. Drive past our house, which has a phoenix palm and the number ’101' at the gate. The parking deck for Kokohuia Lodge is 75m past this on the left. Driving time is around 3 1/4 hours.
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User Reviews

There are: 4 reviews, with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5
Took me a while to write this as been so busy with work as we were before we went here. However, our trip to Kokohuia couldn't have been less hectic. Steve was the perfect host, popped up and ran through everything in the lodge and made the nicest little breakfasts in the morning. We went on a few walks and STeve has a few suggestions himself. Its so relaxing in Kokohuia and it has everything you want including a Chemex with fresh ground coffee. I couldnt recommend this place highly enough. Wether you are wanting to get away from the rat race for a few days, go on a romantic retreat or just go see more of the North, I would give this place more than 5 stars if i could! Thanks Steve, hope to come back in a few months. Adam & Kelly
Posted by Adam Murphy on 2014-07-16 14:31:48
Kokohuia Lodge and it's graceful hosts, Steve and Suzanne exceeded all of our expectations.
We enjoyed beautifully prepared food, stunning views and luxurious comfort. All of this at great value for money.

The surrounding area is beautiful and offers something for everyone.
I can't recommend Kokohuia more highly. The perfect peaceful getaway.

A bath watching the sunset over the harbour with a nice glass of wine is a must!.

Posted by Christie on 2012-08-15 13:08:35
WOW - Kokohuia lodge was everything we'd hoped for and more. The lodge itself is simply stunning and feels like complete luxury. The views are to die for and can be enjoyed from the luxurious bed or bath!
The food was delicious, local and organic.
The eco-story behind the lodge is just inspiring and the hosts couldn't have been more helpful from suggested on walks and activities to fill your day through a tour of the property and even a free lift to and from dinner.
This was the best of NZ hospitality in one of the most beautiful parts of the country!
We'll certainly be back.
Posted by Darryl on 2012-05-14 11:38:31
My husband and I returned home to the USA a few weeks ago, after six months exploring all over New Zealand. Predictably, our friends have asked all about our travel and experiences there, where we stayed, our favorite places, and so on. Perhaps not so predictably, the place that keeps floating to the top of our list of favorites is Kokohuia Lodge on Hokianga Harbour. I tell people that I lucked into it on-line, and when I send them the link I add that, as wonderful as the site and photos are, the reality of the place is even more remarkable. It's also the perfect backdrop and launching pad for exploring Waipoua Forest with its phenomenal kauri trees and waterfront villages, and is an easy drive to the Bay of Islands.

We have always been pretty solidly green and eco-conscious, but Kokohuia Lodge is so much more than just that. It is also jaw-dropping gorgeous (even the car park is a stunner!), and the views are a balm to the spirit. Hosts Steve and Suzanne are an absolute delight and serve beautiful food that both flatters and respects Mother Nature. I celebrated my birthday there, and there's no place else I'd rather have been. In a word, it is quite simply... FANTASTIC.
Posted by Peggy Huddleston on 2012-04-26 09:22:13