Knapdale Eco Lodge

114 Snowsill Road RD1 Waihirere, Gisborne, New Zealand (Show map)


Set amongst 32 hectares of rural, forest and pastureland, this elegant Eco Lodge provides a country retreat on the beautiful East Coast of the North Island. Located approximately 10 minutes drive from Gisborne Airport and city this is the ideal retreat to relax and experience a great example of sustainable living. There are two beautifully appointed guest rooms, one with ensuite the other with private bathroom. Hosts Kay and Kees provide a warm and comfortable atmosphere and Kay’s cooking is simply superb! Onsite there are many activities to do including a forest walk and Maori cultural performance. This property is a shining example of sustainable tourism at it’s best.

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Innkeepers: Kay & Kees Weytmans



Napier, New Zealand (NPE-Hawkes Bay) 100 miles

Directions to property:

Directions; Coming from Opotiki on the State Highway 2 take the first road left past Ormond Village. This road, the Back Ormond Road, is sign posted as: "Gisborne, via Mangapapa". Snowsill Rd is your first road to the left and the Knapdale Eco Lodge is sign posted. Coming from Hawke’s Bay, also on SH2, turn left at Makarakka, direction Opotiki. Turn right 5 km past Makarakka where the large green sign post indicates: "Gisborne, via Mangapapa". Snowsill Rd is your first road to the left and the Knapdale Eco Lodge is sign posted. Coming from Gisborne: Snowsill Rd is the last road on the right before reaching State Highway 2 on the Back Ormond Rd.

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Inn Details

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Hiking trails, Waka Toa Cultural Performance, Farm Animal Interaction, Nature Walks

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  • Check In:: 1400
  • Check Out:: 1100
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: Our reservation policy generally requires a deposit of 30% of the total booking price. Payment in full 14 days prior to arrival.
  • Cancellations: Our cancellation policy is a full refund of the deposit when cancelled 30 days before booking date. Between 30 and 14 days is a 60% cancellation fee and within 14 days is 100% cancellation fee of the total booking price.
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Kay & Kees Weytmans

Languages spoken

Dutch, English

Resident Pets

Dogs , Horses, Deer and Cattle onsite

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  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

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