Wairua Lodge – Rainforest River Retreat in Coromandel

Wairua Lodge – Rainforest River Retreat is a unique mountain retreat nestled in the Coromandel rainforest. Even the drive up to this eco-friendly getaway is an exciting wilderness journey. With stunning forest walks, refreshing swimming holes, an outdoor bath, and mesmerizing glow worms, this place is a paradise for nature lovers. Plan your trip today and get ready for the magic of Wairua Lodge.

Destination: The Coromandel | New Zealand
Type of Accommodation: Family-friendly | Rainforest Retreat
Price Range: Cabin/Hostel $ | Budget $$ | Mid-range $$$ | Luxury $$$$ | Super Luxe $$$$+
See Also: Bush and Eco Accommodation in Coromandel

Wairoa Lodage Coromandel Peninsula
Best for: Treetop Bath, Fire Pit, Star Gazing, Breakfast, Waterfall Forest Trail, River Swims, Family Accommodation, Couples $$$


Wairua Lodge is a 15-minute drive inland from Whitianga. This is the closest beach and takeaways, restaurants, and cafes. 30-minute drive to Hot Water Beach, a 35-minute drive to Cathedral Cove, and 2.5 hours from Auckland Airport.

Driving Creek Railway and Potteries is 16 km away. This is a must-do activity with the narrow-gauge bush train ride, pottery classes, and zipline experience.

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The Spaces

Wairoa Lodge - Rainforest River Retreat Room

The two-bedroom apartments are ideal for families or friends and can fit up to 5. While the rooms are ideal for couples or couples and a small child.

The interiors are light and beautifully furnished, with plenty of space. After a day of exploring, you’ll drift off to sleep on your comfortable bed with fresh soft linen.

The bathroom includes a deep bath and a walk-in rainfall shower. The kitchenette comes with tea/coffee-making facilities and a delicious daily continental breakfast.

Shared Kitchen

A fully-equipped kitchen is available for shared use by guests. This includes a barbecue, stove, oven, toaster, kitchenware, fridge, utensils, and crockery.

Wairoa Lodge - Rainforest River Retreat

Fun Activities:

  • Hike along the marked rainforest trails through 15 acres of lush land to the river and a waterfall
  • Enjoy a brisk swim in one of the river swimming holes
  • Soak and relax in the tree-top bath
  • Star gaze in the night-sky spa pool (these are shared facilities so a whiteboard sign-in system is in use to book for your private use)
  • Dine outdoors with nature at one of the picnic tables and look out for native birds
  • If it’s raining have fun with the DVDs, Games, and puzzles
  • Relax with a good book in one of the hammocks dotted around the forest
  • Spend an evening under the stars around the Fire pit toasting complimentary s’mores
  • Take a torch on the trail to see glow worms at night

Review: Our family really enjoyed our two nights at the lodge. The waterfall trail was a big hit!

Book your Idyllic Holiday at Wairua Lodge Whitianga

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Top Reasons to Stay at this Rainforest Retreat

Review: It was a place unlike anywhere we have been before and a place that we will never forget. The peacefulness is wonderful

  1. Immerse yourself in nature, and enjoy the fresh air and sounds of the rainforest.
  2. Practice mindfulness and connect with your inner self in a peaceful and serene environment.
  3. Enjoy a break from the hustle and bustle of city life and relax in a tranquil spot in one of the hammocks.
  4. Explore the diverse flora and fauna of the rainforest and learn about this unique ecosystem.
  5. Participate in eco-friendly activities such as hiking, bird watching, star gazing and glow worm spotting.
  6. Experience a digital detox and disconnect from technology to focus on your mental and physical well-being.
  7. Share this experience with your kids. They can develop an appreciation for the outdoors and the importance of a biodiverse rainforest.
  8. Support this local sustainable tourism venture and help with the preservation of the rainforest for future generations to enjoy.

Wrapping Up – Wairua Lodge – Rainforest River Retreat

Nestled deep within the lush greenery of New Zealand’s Coromandel Peninsula lies Wairua Lodge – Rainforest River Retreat. A hidden gem that promises a fun wilderness escape for the whole family. With all the comforts of home and the perfect balance of relaxation and adventure! From forest walks to river swims to glow worms there’s something for everyone at this one-of-a-kind retreat.

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