New view from the Kiwi Apartment at the Wairua Lodge



No stone was left unturned during renovations to the Kiwi Apartment. The room concept is completely new. The bright, fresh colours and materials create a cozy feeling of space in keeping with our “Rainforest chic” theme.

Our timing was perfect having come out of the national lockdown with our trusted tradies lined up and ready to go. In the space of only two months the kitchen, bathroom and bedrooms have been completely reconfigured, maximising the existing space. The windows and doors are now all double-glazed, the floor has been insulated and the main rooms are equipped with heat pumps. The kitchen now has a new layout, double-drawer dish washer, ceramic hot plate, new stove and a large fridge/freezer. Three new sky-lights flood the rooms with light and sunshine. The colours are bright and fresh and the furnishings are functional. Our vision of bringing the rainforest into all of our guest spaces has been achieved with this renovation and we are very proud of the final result.




Many thanks to the following businesses for their excellent work:

Pocketspace Interiors Ltd, Laura and Lucy
Mike Naylor, Builder
Gary Carse, Joiner
PC Electrical
Ian Cox, Tiler
Quinton Bates, Plumber
Gateway Glass
Docktronics, Heat Pumps
Guthrie Bowron, Carpets and Tiles
Master Plaster, Gib-stopper
Conner and Taryn, USA WWOOFERS
Hans and Silvia, Swiss WWOOFERS


  • Carol and John

    This is our “Go to” place whenever we are visiting our family in New Zealand. We can’t wait to stay with you again when we are out of lockdown in the UK. It looks like you have made some wonderful improvements and we never tire of your pure enthusiasm to continually make things better and better. Keep up the good work Debbie and Ernst.

    07:39 01/11/2020
    • Debbie

      Hi Carol and John.
      We have missed you two! Definitely time to revisit ! Once the COVID situation is a thing of the past…
      Debbie & Ernst

      05:50 03/11/2020
  • Tsvetanka & Demetrio Stankov

    We are a family from Bulgaria, Eastern Europe, but we have been living in Auckland for the last 17 years.
    We had a wonderful holiday in the last few days, thanks to this decorated incredibly calm romantic and beautiful lodge.
    The owners have put their whole heart soul skill ideas and desire into this amazing lodge.
    The food is incredibly delicious and produced from your own garden.
    He is number one for us in this part of Coromandel.
    From that moment on, this lodge is our favorite in Coromandel.
    We will come again, that’s for sure.
    Endless thanks to the owners.
    Thanks a lot.
    Kind regards: Tsvetanka & Demetrio

    17:57 01/11/2020
    • Debbie

      Hi Tsvetanka.
      Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay in the Kiwi Apartment. We look forward to your return. Cheers! Debbie & Ernst

      05:52 03/11/2020