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Two night stay lovely location over estuary comfortable room loved the guest room with great kitchen and lots to do. Loved the shortbread lodge owners so helpful and provided emergency chocolate when craved. Kohukohu interesting place.historic good access to ferry and other places.

Maturecoupls (24 December 2017)

Stunning Night Sky at Night Sky Lodge!

This is a wonderful place to stay with a panoramic view of the Hokianga from the front bedroom verandahs and the night sky, on the clear night we were there, was amazing! Reena gave us a lovely welcome, with Turkish Delight and homemade shortbread and we had some lovely chats during our short stay. We were the only people staying that night, so it was really peaceful and a real luxury to have the well-equipped kitchen and lounge to ourselves! Although they were so spacious and well-equipped, that it wouldn't have been a problem if others had been there too. The bed was very comfortable and the rooms were enhanced with lovely soft furnishings and pieces of artwork and vintage glass and china. We even had a hammock on our verandah! We were sorry to be only passing through and not able to relax and enjoy this beautiful area. Thank you so much, Reena and Dimitri for a great stay!

Jayne B (16 November 2017)

Wonderful Stay

Had a wonderful relaxing stay. Couldn't have been nicer. Spotless comfortable gorgeous stay.


   A delightful venue for a get-away, well positioned for exploring nature in 'the Northlands', seeing beauty of the land and waters.

Lovely stay, great bed, good shower, well appointed with beautiful artifacts with simple elegance to match the natural beauty of the water and environs. We also enjoyed the well stocked kitchen and delighted in arrangements the owner made to set up massages for us and yoga session. Recommend you stock up with food provisions if you plan to make own meals and the local options are limited (though tasty and friendly). We were there for 4 nights, left feeling refreshed and enriched with friendship with the owners. Many thanks. We will return for sure!



Friendly hosts, excellent facilities, stunning views. I will stay there again if in the area.


Have stayed before and enjoyed it, New owners now. Dmitri was really good,even made me porridge. Very comfortable.

PAUL STOTT (20 May 2017)

Fabulous setting and perfect hosts

A beautifully appointed room with amazing views of the Hokianga Harbour. The hosts are so helpful and have all the information to make sure you make the most of your stay. The cooking facilities and dining area provide an exotic setting for a relaxed, romantic experience.

Brigid Ryan (7 May 2017)

First rate Lodge accommodation

We couldn't have asked for more efficient and friendly hosts. We enjoyed the comfortable ensuite units and made good use of the welcoming and well provisioned kitchen and shared living/lounging room. The covered outdoor eating area and barbecue was also a great communal space. Certainly night sky lodge exceeded our expectations.

Joan Stephenson (30 April 2017)

Great hospitality.

Very warm and friendly greeting. Clean and tidy room. Great Service. Apologies to Dimitri and Reena. Mistakenly packed drink coaster into my bag. Will post it back. Will definitely come back again.

Marilyn Williams (11 April 2017)

Peace and tranquility

If you want to find an enchanting location, clean rooms and a warm welcome then look no further. Yes, there's no tv but there is wi-fi, and, frankly what's to watch nowadays? The location is perfect, the air pure and there are wonderful water views. Dimitri and Reena couldn't be more welcoming and the rooms are clean with wonderful beds. Get away from it all and and just kick back. Room Tip: Get one with water views

Carol D (March 2017)


Excellent hosts and fantastic atmosphere at Night Sky Lodge. Rooms are beautiful, view is stunning and facilities are excellent

Tracey Fleming (27 March 2017)

Brilliant hidden gem

An excellent place to stay. Was visiting for business and Night Sky Lodge did not disappoint! Beautiful rooms, amazing view and excellent facilities to cook and create. Peaceful and quiet area with hosts being very helpful and accommodating. Would highly recommend!

London, United Kingdom (March 2017)

Comfortable room with great view.....very friendly owners.

Clive Franks (12 March 2017)

Great spot

Beautiful room, shared lounge was fab, highly recommended spot!

Laurie Martz (12 March 2017)


Warm welcome. Comfortable bed and good facilities. Separate building, the last remains of the winery that was here, with well stocked kitchen and sitting areas inside and out. Library. Room with veranda looking out over the harbour. Would stay again. Petrol available in Rawena reached via the ferry. 20NZdollars for car, 2 for each additional passenger.

Peter Carleton (22 Feb 2017)

Beautiful location and friendly hosts

We really liked our stay at the Night Sky Lodge. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The hosts, Rena and Dimitri very friendly and helpful. Lovely garden and a communal kitchen well equipped. Would recommend and go back

Chantal B, Washington DC, District of Columbia (February 2017)


Exceptional value for money. Great place with great amenities. Smell in kitchen area - musty otherwise everything else perfect A most satisfying and enjoyable place to stay. Will be back. Ideal place to bring overseas guests to show off. Thanks, brilliant

Alan Greenslade (13 Feb 2017)

Thanks Alan. Sorry we missed explaining about the musty scent in the guest lounge/kitchen building. We're actually quite proud of it! Our lodge is on the site of NZ's first commercial winery, started in the 1880's by a German immigrant, Heinrich Breidecker. We're told that the scent is likely from wine spilt over many years on the kauri floor boards of the building back when it was used as the winery. The site and Mr Breidecker are documented in Dick Scotts book, Pioneers of New Zealand Wine. Glad you enjoyed your stay. We enjoyed having you. Dimitri and Reena


Beautiful location overlooking estuary & very quiet. Very friendly & helpful hostess. Lovely room & everything you could need for cooking & eating inside or outside

Owen Morrell (26 Nov 2016 United Kingdom)

Excellent accommodation

We were happy with our experience at the lodge and would recommend it to other travels .It lived up to its advertisement. The hosts were friendly and took good care of us. The view from the cabin was awesome and everything was clean and neat,

Silvia Anspach (23 Nov 2016 France)

Very Happy

We were delighted with this Lodge. the views are beautiful. Hosts most welcoming and helpful. There are very special touches and you can see care has been made in the kitchen to make the stay special. Very good value

P & A Johnston (23 Nov 2016)

Excellent choice for a stay near Hokianga

Lovely views, quiet and very comfortable. We were very pleased with our choice of accommodation

Christine Grainger (17 Nov 2016)

Beautiful accommodation

We had a lovely stay for the two nights we were in the north. Lovely relaxed atmosphere and stunning views of the water. Will stay here again on our next visit!

Kirsten Harris (14 Nov 2016)

Great location & really nice room

Only stayed one night at Night Sky Lodge, but will be back later this year for a longer stay. The village is very nice and the breakfast at the hotel cafe is not to be missed.

Andrew Boyce (11 Jul 2016)

Fantastic place

Loved our stay at Night Sky Lodge. Beautifully set up, clean and comfortable with lovely hostess. Highly recommend this place for both short and long term stays.

VIV Mcgowan (09 Jul 2016)