Our boutique retreat is located opposite the beautiful Kai Iwi Lakes, otherwise known as Taharoa Domain.
Approximately 25 minutes north of Dargaville, a 3 hour drive from Auckland, passing Matakohe Museum, enroute to Trounson Kauri Park and Waipoua Forest on the Twin Coast Discovery Highway. Come and see the splendour that this beautiful area has to offer from the magnificent Kauri trees of the Waipoua Forest to the sensational beaches along the coastline.
Kai Iwi Lakes is a 538 Hectare reserve, comprising three clear fresh water lakes and white silica sand beaches. A perfect location for swimming and all water sports, or just relaxing. A truly untouched paradise. A quick drive down to Omamari settlement takes you to Ripiro Beach, the longest in New Zealand.
Come and experience our friendly New Zealand hospitality and enjoy our movie theatre to unwind after a busy day, well equipped personal gym & spa pool or just relax lakeside either here at the lodge or across the road at the beautiful Kai Iwi Lakes Domain.
Absolutely loved our stay. Beautiful setting, lovely modern villa, close to the lakes. Cherie was really welcoming and helpful. Definitely going back soon!
Cherie and Chris excellent hosts. Stayed in the family Tui Villa as it's larger and it was 10/10 we loved it. The villa itself had brand-new interior with everything needed, super clean & tidy with its own gorgeous outdoor setting. The Retreat area is just beautiful, so picturesque with...
Cherie and Chris are great hosts. Loved the place, will definitely be going back. Just beautiful and top notch accommodation.