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NEW Cocktail Menu

Published over 2 years ago by Margie in Lodge

 

On your evening of arrival you are invited to join your hosts Margie and Greg for a complimentary drink of your choice either wine, beer or jucie or you might like to sample a cocktail from the new cocktail menu they have just introduced to the lodge.  In summer relax on the large deck with spectacular views or in winter enjoy the guest lounge with it's comfy sofas and log fire.

Back from America

Published over 2 years ago by Margie in Lodge

Greg and I took the opportunity take 5 weeks off before we get really busy over the summer season.  We got back yesterday from a wonderful holiday in the US.  We stayed in New York for a week and then spent 4 weeks driving around New England.  many of our guests come from the USA so it was...
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Guest on a mission!

Published over 2 years ago by Margie

This week we had a different guest from normal, this was a non paying, garden raiding pink pig!  Greg was out in the garden and he saw a large whitish pink shape wandering along the top lawn.  He went to investigate this very unusaul looking visitor and came face to face with a large  pig.  He had...
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Kaimai Country Lodge an ornithologists delight!

Published almost 3 years ago by Margie in Lodge

The summer season is over and our guests are on their way home.  Much as we delight in our guests company and we thorough enjoy the "busy season" we also enjoy the down time over the winter, when we can relax and do all the little jobs that get neglected over the summer when we are flat...
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Black Water Rafting at Waitomo Caves - guests loved it!

Published almost 3 years ago by Margie

Last week we had a young, enthusiastic couple staying from San Francisco.  Being Autumn with the changing weather they unfortunately arrived during a cold snap.  This did not deter them and while they were here they went off to spend the day at Waitomo Caves.   They were booked with the Legendary...
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Visitors from Calgary and trip to Great Barrier Island

Published almost 3 years ago by Margie in Guests

Last week we had visitors from Calgary, Canada and from Tunbridge Wells in England.  The guests from Calgary were a retired couple who bought their parents with them.  It was lovely to have an adult family stay and great to see people taking their elderly parents on holiday.  They are a great...
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The fish are jumping!

Published almost 3 years ago by Margie in Activities

Greg and I have recently bought a boat which we plan to use to take guests out fishing or just for a morning or day on the water.  We are spoilt for choice in the Bay of Plenty (hence the name).  We have many beautiful lakes and rivers nearby as well as the gorgeous coastal waters and the Tauranga...
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The welcome swallow family has fledged

Published about 3 years ago by Margie in Lodge

2 years ago a swallow family moved into a house they built under the eaves of the lodge.  A few days ago there was a lot of coming and going of the parents  from the nest and when we took a peep up at it there were 4 little faces peeping back at us.  The following day the babies had left the nest...
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Summer has arrived!

Published about 3 years ago by Margie in Lodge

It is a while since I made a blog entry as we have been busy with Christmas and grandchildren and guests. It is our busiest time of year with lots of guests from all over the world as well as New Zealand.  In the past week we have had guests from Auckland, Spain and our first ever guests from...
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The Tui's have arrived

Published about 3 years ago by Margie in Lodge

For the past 3 years Greg and I have been focused on developing a garden full of native New Zealand plants with the aim of attracting as many native birds as possible in particular the Tui.  For a few weeks we have been wondering why the Tui's aren't coming to the garden as the flax...
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