Whangaroa Lodge Motel - Far North Accommodation

Welcome to paradise - where peace, tranquillity and the unique beauty of the past still remain. Whangaroa Harbour is a jewel amongst the bays that encircle the surrounding coastline. The area is steeped in history – from the times of first Maori settlement to whaling, early missionary settlement, kauri gum digging, logging and milling. A safe anchorage and great fishing – the harbour is famous as the 'Marlin Capital of New Zealand'. It remains unspoilt and off the beaten track – a true New Zealand treasure.

Whangaroa Lodge Motel, overlooking the harbour under the gaze of St Pauls Rock, is the perfect place from which to explore the area. Note: No children under the age of 12.

A short walk takes you to the Whangaroa Sport Fishing Club / Whangaroa Marina, or up St Pauls Rock. Hire a kayak, charter a boat or book a water taxi to explore the area. Or explore the Far North by car – Cape Reinga, Doubtless Bay or the Bay of Islands.

Guest comments

'Hi Craig and Jude,

Just had to write and say thanks for having me up to stay in your fab new Lodge. I stay in a lot of hotels as you know but yours would have to rate as one of the best in recent times... certainly offering great value for money!

For starters the view, the view, the view... simply fantastic.
The bed was the most comfortable I've slept in too... a very nice added bonus after our serious 2 days fishing. The newly renovated rooms were practical and stylish. Clearly you went out of your way to look after me... but actually no, you didn't. You were simply looking after all there in the same manner which I observed went way beyond the norm.
Being able to look at your trailer boat from in front of your room whilst it sits in a marina berth for a paltry $18 per night, not only offered great piece of mind, but also obviously very easy access. Literally a 3 step process at the end of the day... off the boat and into the Game Club... then out of the club and into your lodge.
Nothing more to ask for :-)

Thanks again and see you soon...'

Jeremy Troup
Black Magic Tackle

From Trip Advisor:


Truly outstanding motel with clean, well equipped rooms, recently refurbished. Stunning sea views, complete with setting sun, a very short walk through the garden to the marina, fishing club. Hosts Craig and Jude were brilliant with information, advice, booking a wonderful harbour trip and providing books on local attractions and walks. The bananas from the garden were lovely, as was the smoked king fish and the best banana muffins ever.
We would thoroughly recommend spending a few days, so comfortable and peaceful

Date of stay: March 2019

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