Horse Trekking at Tuapiro Point

Published March 25, 2014 by Margie in Activities

We have had visitors this month from Boston USA, England, Noosa, Sydney, and Southport in Australia and France. The weather has been gorgeous most days and our guests have enjoyed all kinds of activities.

Our guests from the UK were a family from the South of England. They were keen to go for a horse ride along the beach. Marianna runs a recreational riding business nearby so we teamed up with her and we had a wonderful trek along the beach across a the lagoon at Tuapiro Point which is just north of Katikati in the northern part of Tauranga Harbour so it is very sheltered and calm. It was high tide and the sea was a glorious turquoise colour. The sun was shinning with no wind so it was the perfect day for a horse trek.

Lisa, one of the guests owns her own horse in England so she was able to do a bit of cantering while the rest of us who were less experienced either trotted or walked along the waters edge. It was very relaxing (probably more for us than the horses).

A week of firsts

Published February 14, 2014 by Margie in Guests

We are nearing the end of another busy week at Kaimai Country Lodge. This week we have had lots of fun with guests from Sweden, England, Argentina and Norway. We have had a lot of people from England before but this it is the first time we have had guests from Sweden, Argentina or Norway.   We had several guests...
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Never a dull moment at Kaimai Country Lodge

Published January 27, 2014 by Margie in Guests

On Friday we were expecting a family of 7 adults from Hangzhou in China. When they arrived there were 6 adults and 4 children which was quite a surprise. Only one of the party spoke any English but that did not seem to hinder communication. They were a very happy family and the children were lovely and very well behaved....
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Another glorious day in paradise!

Published January 19, 2014 by Margie in Guests

Well after yesterdays blog we didn’t get to the Avocado Wine and Food Festival as we had some returning guests come for an impromptu stay. They are an Australian couple who loved it here so much when they stayed last October, this time they bought their daughter and parents. So we had a full house last night and it is...
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Katikati Avocado Wine and Food Festival Today

Published January 16, 2014 by Margie in Activities , Lodge

Well after several days of blustery gale force winds today has dawned sunny and warm and still. A perfect day for the Katikati Wine and Food Festival.   We didn’t get there last year as we had a full house of guests but today Greg is going to stay with the guests and I am going to check out the...
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A glorious day

Published January 12, 2014 by Margie in Eating Out , Guests , Activities

I am so used to waking early to prepare breakfast for our guests so today although we don’t have any guests staying today was no exception. I was up at 6 with the birds. I am so pleased I woke up early as the sunlight on the lodge, the garden and the surrounding hills was quite extraordinary. You know sometimes...
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Visitors from France

Published January 10, 2014 by Margie in Guests

Well Christmas has been and gone and apart from the rather not so good weather we had a great time. Our lodge was full of B & B guests and it turned out that all but one were from France. As Greg’s family originate from France he too can claim to be a little bit french. Our guests all had...
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New cafe/restaurant at Waihi Beach

Published January 10, 2014 by Margie in Eating Out , Guests

Some good news here is that a new cafe/restaurant has opened up at Waihi Beach Hotel, from all accounts it is wonderful. It has only been open a few weeks but is already talk of the town and several people have been there and they all raved about it very enthusiastically. We have very nice guests from Atlanta, Georgia staying...
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Blooming roses

Published January 10, 2014 by Greg in Lodge

Here are some pictures of the roses and hibiscus flowering in the garden today. It is a super sunny day today and the garden is looking it’s best.  
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The festive season

Published December 20, 2013 by Margie in Lodge

The festive season is upon us and it is all go at Kaimai Country Lodge.  We are expecting a full house over the Christmas and New Year period. We have a couple coming from Hong Kong for 5 nights and several people from the UK.   Our guests are keen to dine with us on Christmas Day so we are...
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