The Coastal hamlet of Awakino is peaceful and picturesque; as soon as you arrive in this remote location, with just fifteen houses and a pub - you feel worlds apart and ready to slow down and relax.
The lodge itself is open plan and spacious, with large leather couches and plenty of puzzles, games, DVDs, books and a stack of magazine. Sometimes the best way to relax is to do nothing at all, take in the view, read a good book or spend the day in the spa.
On a clear day, why not take a stroll on the wide open black sand beaches, picturesque with Mt Egmont in the background and a picnic basket to enjoy lunch in your new secret spot.
World-famous in New Zealand for its whitebait fishing, or try your hand at fishing for kahawhai at either the Mokau or Awakino river mouths and snapper and gurnard from the beach (we can point you to our favourite fishing locations). There's also great kite or kontiki fishing, with massive snapper landed for those who know where to go.
With plenty of history to experience in this historic little town, maybe make a day of it with a visit to nearby Mokau Museum, and the Mokau river cruise on the big blue boat.
The famous White Cliffs tramps is only a short drive away, or take a walk to see the Three Sisters rock formations at low tide. If you’re feeling adventurous, the world-famous Waitomo Caves are just a drive away where you can experience the magical glow worms by boat.
The Three Sisters
Sunset Stoll on the beach
Peacefull Awakino River