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Waimanu Lodge Welcome to our Blog

Waimanu Lodge Welcome to our Blog

    Welcome to our blog. We will be using this blog to update you with news, events and observations as they happen around Waimanu Lodge, the Whangaroa Harbour and further a field. We are interested in all things nature has to offer – sea, countryside, birds, animals.  We enjoy... Read More
Puketi Forest 21km Hike

Puketi Forest 21km Hike

Yesterday we participated in the annual fund raising hike through part of the Puketi Kauri Forest.  About a 40min drive from Waimanu Lodge. There were two options to choose from.  Either 12km or 21km.  A section of the track was closed which resulted in all of us having to... Read More
Puketi Forest Trust Kauri Challenge Day Walk Jan 26th 2019

Puketi Forest Trust Kauri Challenge Day Walk Jan 26th 2019

Puketi Forest trust annual day walk through the beautiful Puketi Forest 21 and 12km options. This stunning walk is a fundraising event for the Puketi Forest Trust. The trust does predator control over 5500 hectares allowing bird and plant life to regenerate. Join us for this amazing day with... Read More
New Spa Pool Installation

New Spa Pool Installation

Just before Xmas our old spa pool died.  It was not easy trying to purchase a new one quickly.  We were fully booked for most of December and January so it was going to be difficult to install a new one without causing our guests disruption.  After much angst... Read More
Marlin Hotel Whangaroa – Under New Management

Marlin Hotel Whangaroa – Under New Management

  Our local iconic Hotel – The Marlin – as seen directly at the end of the jetty – has recently changed hands. Opening night was Friday 28th September.  We wish the new owners the best of luck in their new venture. The following is their latest Face Book... Read More
Lake Wanaka. Roys Peak

Lake Wanaka. Roys Peak

  Our family took a short break to Lake Wanaka in the South Island a couple of weeks ago.  The family all skied at nearby Cardrona ski field while I hiked somewhere different each day. Have declared my skiing days are over! This hike is 6km from Wanaka township. ... Read More
Tranquility

Tranquility

Beautiful scene on my morning walk around the Whangaroa Harbour foreshore.  Safe anchorage for local and visiting boats.   Read More
Wairakau Stream/Lane Cove Walk

Wairakau Stream/Lane Cove Walk

Lane Cove/Duke’s Nose upgraded walk Northland Age Trampers and campers who head into scenic Lane Cove, on Whangaroa Harbour, this summer will be greeted by a spruced-up trampers hut, with fewer weeds and a well-marked track to the Duke’s Nose (the Kaiara Rocks), thanks to the Department of Conservation... Read More