World-Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF) is a network that allows young travellers to help out at farms and organisations in return for food and board. As we had planned lots of jobs over the winter months, using „Wwoofers“ was an ideal solution for us. We had helpers from Germany, France, Hungary, Australia, Austria, USA and Switzerland who gave their all to help us and were able to achieve unbelievable results. Thanks again guys and girls! Apart from their active help, the Wwoofers also brought new insights and inspiration into Wairua which we really enjoyed and appreciated.
An exciting collaboration came about from a chance meeting at the local market in Whitianga between Debbie & Ernst and the local soap maker Lisa Peehikuru. Since that meeting, Lisa has been creating 100% natural soaps for our guests made from Kawakawa and Manuka (both native to NZ) which are totally hand made, piece for piece, and covered in a «jacket»of felted wool. The plants and bushes that Lisa uses for her lovely smelling soaps have natural healing properties and come from the forests of the Coromandel Peninsula. We are proud of our partnership with Lisa and her Soap+Native collection!
Emma Darragh is a freelance journalist for „GO TRAVEL New Zealand“ – one of the country’s leading travel magazines – who visited Wairua Lodge at the beginning of September.
New Zealand Tourism awards a TOP TOURISM WEBSITE winner every week and we received the award in June 2017. As newcomers to the Kiwi tourism scene, this made us very proud and happy! NZ Tourism especially praised the film-clip at the start, which takes you on a virtual tour of the lodge and surrounds.
The Lost Spring offers a Pacific Island themed luxury natural hot springs with poolside service from its top quality onsite Restaurant and Cafe. You can soak your way to relaxation in 100% natural mineral waters. The spring water baths range cool 32degrees to a toasty 40degrees.
The TLS restaurant and café offers delicious fresh juices and healthy meals, as well as decadent dishes and tasty cocktails. Meals and beverages are available poolside, or in one of the many dining areas inside and outside, with stunning views over the grounds.
The Day Spa has an international team of expert beauty and massage therapists to look after you with a variety of pamper treatments from relaxation massages to indulgent facials. You can even enjoy one of our twin treatment rooms for a romantic couple’s massage side by side.
Check out our THE LOST SPRING package!
Ernst and I set off from Wairua to discover the 309 Road and, after visiting the Kauri grove, Waiau Falls and the Waterworks, we kept on going past Coromandel in search of the end of the road. What a drive it turned out to be – we were blown away
Hot Water Beach is just 35 minutes away by car – a must-do experience while you are staying on the Coromandel. Here, an underground river of hot water flows from the interior of the earth to surface in the Pacific Ocean – a long beautiful white beach located between Tairua and Whitianga.
Our private, romantic, two person bath overlooking the rainforest, ravine and stream is pure indulgence. Relax and enjoy!
The Waiatekatanga River snakes its way through the grounds, forming two swimming holes – just great for a cool down after a hot day.