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Waiora Gardens

Waiora Gardens
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1354 Paponga Road, Kohukohu
09 405 5548
We invite you to journey far beyond the city suburbs and motorways to the lush green gardens of Waiora. Sheltered by the wild Hokianga Hills and harbour, surrounded by lush native trees, our magical garden sanctuary is here to help you rediscover your true essence while providing a time-out for you to just be.

Our tranquil surroundings encourage you to connect deeply with nature and learn what life is really about. 

Amenities include a lily pond, bush sauna and bath, healing lodge for yoga, massage, meditation etc. There are opportunities to do arts and crafts, bush walk, cycling, kayaking or studying Permaculture.

Accommodation options available in either a self-contained refurbished room or cozy caravan for 1 to 2 people.

Wairora Gardens is drug, alcohol & tobacco free. 

Environment Friendly Action

We conserve heat We conserve water We reduce/limit oil/gas carbon emissions We recycle where possible We compost food waste We use sustainable toilet/grey water waste disposal We use bio-degradable cleaning agents We use renewable natural furnishings 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

We use organic, spray-free methods of farming that incorporate permaculture principles & design.

Dietary Selections: We offer

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

Organic Meals

We can accommodate for all diets (except meat). Home cooked vegetarian meals prepared from our organic garden.


Refurbished room with self-contained kitchen & queen bed Caravan option available for 1 to 2 people Shared guest lounge with fireplace Breakfast included, other meals on request Internet available

Total Capacity



Phone & Broadband


We offer yoga, meditation & massage in our healing lodge. If you are craving an adventure choose from bush walks, cycling & kayaking. Relax in front of the fire with a book from our large library of topics to feed your mind. Gardens to explore & permaculture classes are available if you want to learn more!
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User Reviews

There are: 1 reviews, with an average rating of 0.0 out of 5
I know this Place very well The hippies there are nice and friendly I was there back in the Nineties and will be to share my Knowledge and provide a good vibration back to the roots of Waiora gardens The Hokianga is a very special place as I am in the south Island I still look forward to back with all my good friends and family Follow the rainbow and follow your dreams Love and peace To all Rainbow Trev
Posted by Trevor Kotlowsk on 2016-07-08 15:08:33