Where Te Arai is a 75 minute drive north from central Auckland. The Lodge is surrounded by over 20 acres of ancient podocarp forest and native bush and has stuning views out over the rolling Brynderwyn hills. The pristine white sands of Te Arai Beach are just a short drive away.
What A family owned and run luxury lodge, that has appeared on Grand Designs. Its amenities include a yoga studio and gym, sauna, 20 metre lap pool and cedar hot tub.
The family share passions for gastronomy, gardening, conservation and wellness and elements of these themes resound throughout the Lodge and its grounds. They use much of their own organically grown produce, and offer a cookery school amongst many other experiences. They are also proud sponsors of NZ Forest & Bird.
Who Kathy and Vince Moores built and own the Lodge. It's managed by their multilingual daughter Nicola.
Why To stay in a true Kiwi family run boutique luxury lodge, whose owners believe there is nothing better than sharing a table of great food, wine and views with their guests.