Category: North Island

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 walk 2km along the Waipapa River Read More
Puketi Forest Trust Kauri Challenge

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 complimentary 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 it was all organised and we Read More
Marlin Hotel Whangaroa

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 post. Read More