Beach and Bush Walks
Bird Watcher's Paradise
Bird life is abundant at The Lodge.
Birds you are likely to see (or hear) include:
native pigeons (kereru)
shining cuckoos (Sep-Feb)
moreporks (native owl)
We are frequently adding new photos to the Photo Gallery.
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Wander through the native forest on the Lodge bush walk. There are no snakes or dangerous spiders! Some of the trees you are likely to see include:
giant tree ferns
+ the world's largest grass
+ the world's tallest fungus
The native forest around the Lodge is home to a number of interesting creatures including:
giant carnivorous snail
the friendly morepork (native owl)
visits at The Lodge.
Click on the video box below to see where we get our water from!
Click on the video below to enjoy the sights and sounds and sights of the native bush at Waiotemarama Falls Lodge in early Spring
Hokianga sunrise, Mahena Island, near Koutu Point
Hokianga Harbour South Head to Waimamaku Coastal Walk
This track requires a reasonable level of fitness and covers 7 km of varied terrain. The track requires 3.5 - 4 hours.
The track follows the coastline from the South Head, including clambering up along the cliffs at one point. There are three streams to cross.
You can arrange for your hosts to drop you off and pick you up at the end of your journey. Go at low tide for safety and collect some mussels at Waimamaku for dinner.
Waipoua Kauri Forest
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Waiotemarama Waterfall Loop Walk
This track is located on Waiotemarama Gorge Road, 3 km from the Lodge.
It takes about 3 hours to do the 2.5 km track. The track follows a gorge for 20 minutes before you reach the 20 metre waterfall.
The track winds up past the waterfall to a viewing platform overlooking the stream. From there you climb up through a stand of kauri and up to the main ridge to the junction with the Hauturu Highpoint Track.
Guests at The Lodge have access to a compendium of itineraries as well as Lloyd Walker's excellent book: Walk Hokianga, which contains maps and information about 25 walks around the Hokianga and Waipoua Forest.
Follow Koutu Loop Road to the Waione Road junction. Turn into Waione Road. About 100m along is a junction with two large macracarpa trees on the right. Park on the left. It's a short 80m walk to the shore. You can only do the walk at low tide. Aim to start a half hour before low tide and arrive back a half hour after the tide turns. The boulders get bigger the further you walk. You will know when you have reached the largest one (2.5m).
The boulders are concretions built up over thousands of years. A geological wonder!
Waiotemarama Falls Lodge
Extraordinary Private Accommodation Experience
Kauri Coast, Opononi, Northland, New Zealand
and Kiwi Sanctuary!
Waiotemarama Falls Lodge is the Hokianga's finest accommodation experience. See the real New Zealand bush!
Activities include sandboarding, hiking, fishing, hunting, birdwatching, stargazing, horsetrekking, Maori culture experiences, art trails, the Waipoua Forest and so much more!
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