Waipoua Lodge awarded 2014 Fodor's World 100 Hotel Award

Waipoua Lodge on the Kauri Coast of Northland, has been recognised as a 2014 Fodor's 100 Hotel Award winner. This distinction designates Waipoua Lodge as an outstanding hotel as selected by Fodor's editors and travel experts, recognising high style, excellent service and a remarkable experience for guests.

Waipoua Lodge
Owners & hosts, Ian and Fran Farrant, are absolutely delighted and thrilled to announce that Waipoua Lodge has been honoured as one of Fodor’s 2014 Top 100 Hotels in the World.
Fodors is one of the world’s leading travel guides, used extensively by travellers around the globe and published online and in print by Random House.
Waipoua Lodge is one of only 25 Small Hotels “At these intimate hotels, all with fewer than 50 guest rooms, expect personalised attention and one-of-a-kind experiences”, plus from the Top 100, Waipoua Lodge is one of only 25 who have also been chosen for the Reader’s Choice Award.
About Waipoua Lodge:
  • Luxury accommodation offering warm hospitality and an authentic New Zealand experience
  • An historic homestead reflects the early pioneers and is nestled on a ridge overlooking the ancient Waipoua Kauri Forest
  • Main lodge houses guest reception, lounge, dining, bar & sunroom with four luxury suites located in the renovated old farm buildings
  • Hosts Ian & Fran Farrant focus on ‘Creating a Memorable Guest Experience’ – experiences last but a brief time - special memories can last a lifetime
  • An experience ‘of’ New Zealand, not just ‘in’ New Zealand
In addition to Fodor’s top 100, Waipoua Lodge has achieved the following accolades:

  • Qualmark Boutique & Lodge 5 star and Enviro Gold status
  • TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award putting them in the top 25 in New Zealand (2013 & 2014) and the South Pacific (2014)
  • Westpac Northland Business Excellence Award Finalist 2013