Step from your room into sparkling waters lapping onto all but empty beaches, where the peace and quiet is broken only by birdsong. Privacy ,seclusion and luxurious accommodation together with spectacular Northland scenery, combine to make Pawhaoa a memorable place to stay. Surrounded by established subtropical gardens, all rooms have panoramic views over the harbour and bush clad hills behind and open onto decks lawn and beach. Enjoy wonderful fresh New Zealand cuisine and fine wine while watching glorious sunsets.
5 on April 20, 2011
Great Location, Great hospitality, Great food! We are a family from Auckland and have been visiting the lodge for the last seven years. We travel up to "Bill and Claire's" for recharging the battery times as a couple, and have enjoyed memorable time there with our children. Claire and Bill provide consistently irresistible hospitality. On any one culinary day we may start by breakfasting out in the lodge's courtyard garden, with Claire's special muesli with yoghurt and fruit, to something cooked such as lemon soufflé pancakes or herbed scrambled eggs, and toast with homemade preserves and freshly ground and brewed coffee. After a simply exhausting day of reading our books, or watching one of the hundreds of DVD's, or walking on one of the tracks around the lodge where we might spot or hear one of the many native birds; or after doing some genuinely strenuous cycling (best hill training for the Taupo marathon all ye fellow cyclists!), or strolling and swimming at neighbouring Bland Bay or maybe a car excursion to Russell township; after all these things to choose from and do, after all this......we are ready for evening drinks. Now, should we have them down by the peaceful waters edge in front of the lodge or by the huge roaring fire inside? Dinner is a treat at the lodge. One feels very well looked after and very well dined. Excellent produce is given the best treatment. After three courses, it's time to wind down the day even further. Maybe a spa bath, maybe a DVD, or maybe simply....sleep! This is after all, the place we come back to. Nicola and Hils Hunt
Beach, Nature area, Ocean, Swimming & snorkelling (Snorkelling gear available, Cruise to the Poor Knights Islands (World Heritage, Charter & fly fishing provided by Oakura Bay Fish,, Bird watching, Large subtropical garden on site for, Kayaks (available free to guests)
BBQ grill, Washer/dryer
CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Microwave, Private entrance, Videos