Whangaroa Harbour is not off the beaten track. It just seems that way!
Waimanu Lodge, in Whangaroa Harbour, Northland NZ, is located 281km North of Auckland (approx 4hr drive) and 30km north of Kerikeri
HOW TO FIND US from Auckland
Follow State Highway 1 (SH1) north travelling through Whangarei City (160km) and on to Kawakawa. Just before Kawakawa (50km north of Whangarei), turn LEFT at the T junction. Straight ahead will take you to the Bay of Islands and Paihia.
13km north of Kawakawa, SH10 turns RIGHT off SH1. Turn RIGHT here. The sign at the turnoff to SH10 reads “Kerikeri, Bay of Islands and Doubtless Bay”
Follow SH10 for 18km to a large roundabout. Continue STRAIGHT AHEAD ON SH10 to Kaeo. Turning right will take you into Kerikeri.
Just past Kaeo, SH10 turns left over a one way bridge. Do NOT cross the bridge. CONTINUE STRAIGHT AHEAD to Whangaroa. Turn LEFT at the next intersection towards Whangaroa.
You will pass the Whangaroa Big Game Fish Club and Whangaroa Marina on your left and the Marlin Hotel on your right. Take the next turning right (Old Hospital Road). Follow the signs to the top of the hill. The first section of the narrow road is tar sealed and then continues into a narrow one way gravel road for a short distance (drive slowly). Our entrance is clearly marked on the right hand side of the road just before the top of the hill