"Friendly people who go out of their
way to make you feel very welcome. You are right on the lakefront
so you can go fishing, take a walk or even kayak out on the lake.
My kids, ages 7, 16 and 17 thoroughly enjoyed it." Anne-Marie
- Palmerston North
"...wonderful hosts who go out of their
way to make your stay the best. The baches (units) are very clean
and tidy and so well equipped that you only have to take food and
even then you can order a home cooked meal.
I loved the small herb and salad gardens around the units for guests
to enjoy. The central deck was a great place to sit and soak up
the twilight while revelling in the amazing sunsets over the lake.
There is so much for free – kayaks, rowboats, BBQ’s,
washing machine. The water is so crystal clear and great for swimming.
Next time I’ll be trying my skills at fly fishing."
Kris - Australia
"Waitahanui lodge provides something that is becoming
increasingly rare in New Zealand. An environment that takes you
back to a time when holidays were simpler and more relaxing. While
the lodge is beautifully presented, spotless in fact, it still feels
like the bach holiday of old and all this right on the lakeshore.
It has been a favourite of mine for many years and will continue to be for many years to come." George Hickton
"Thank you so much for allowing us to stay at Waitahanui
Lodge. Your conversation, adaptability, sharing of your internet,
and the personal touch you provided, result in Waitahanui being
Having Lake Taupo at the front door certainly added to the charm
and magnificence of the location.We hope to visit you again some
time, and if you are ever in the United States, consider looking
us up." Steve and Karen Williams - USA