YOUR HOSTS: Margie and Greg du Bern
Greg and Margie are planning to retire and are no longer taking new bookings for Kaimai Country Lodge. We would like to thank all our guests over the past 5 years for chosing to stay with us. We have met some wonderful people and had some great experiences and wish you all well.
Just 2 easy hours drive south east of Auckland International airport, Kaimai Country Lodge is the perfect place to start or end your tour of New Zealand. Or for Kiwis it's the ideal place for a weekend getaway. The lodge is situated on a hilltop with magnificent panoramic views of the Bay of Plenty. Each room is spacious and stylishly decorated with its own ensuite and private deck.
Kaimai Country Lodge is an ideal place to base yourself for several days. If you enjoy outdoor activities and sightseeing then this is the place for you. From here you can enjoy an enormous range of activities. 7 minutes drive from the lodge is an international standard golf course called Fairview and the little town of Katikati just is just 5 minutes drive away. The town has restaurants, shops and the famous Haiku Pathway, Sculpture and Bird Walks. It's known as The Mural Town with more than 50 artworks around the town. You can go horse riding to the lodge nearby through the forest or along the beach (advance booking recommended). There are wonderful walks through pristine native bush in the Kaimai Ranges which lie just behind the lodge. You can also enjoy biking the Hauraki Rail Trail or hiking to Orakawa Bay. You can explore the Martha Mine, a goldmine still in operation at nearby Waihi. You can go sea fishing or we can arrange for an expert guide to take you trout fishing.
Kaimai Country Lodge is in easy reach of the Coromandel Peninsula, the Hobbiton movie set, Rotorua, the White Island volcano, Hamilton Gardens, Mt Maunganui and much more.
Your hosts Margie and Greg have great local knowledge. We're happy to help you plan your day and provide information about the area. We know many of the excellent local tourist operators and can make bookings either in advance for you or on the day.
Start each day with a sumptuous gourmet breakfast of your choice. We are happy to cater for special diets or requests where possible. Kaimai Country Lodge has won several awards for its excellent 5 star hospitality.
Experienced travellers ourselves, we are very much in tune with the needs of our guests and go out of our way to ensure that you have a very comfotable and relaxed stay. At Kaimai Country Lodge you will experience Kiwi hospitality at its very best!
Kaimai Country Lodge is just 2 easy hours' drive south east of Auckland International Airport in the north and 1 hour 15 minutes from Rotorua. It's less than an hour from the Coromandel Peninsula. It is also an hour's drive to the Hobbiton movie set, 2 hours drive to Hamilton Gardens and Mystery Creek. The lodge is easy to get to either by car or shuttle service. Should you wish to fly directly to Tauranga Airport, rental cars and shuttles are available from there.