About the Lodge

Mt Hiwi Lodge is situated 12km inland from Waverley, south/west coast of the North Island, New Zealand. It is an easy 40 min scenic country drive from Wanganui. The lodge is a full log cabin constructed lodge that sleeps 6-10 people comfortably. It sits on a ridge over looking 80 acres of own, private native bush and borders a 6-7 acre lake.

The lodge is a self-catering private retreat that consists of a main double bedroom with a queen size bed, a loft with 4 single beds and a pool table.
There is also a pull out couch that converts into a double bed and extra mattresses. It has a fully appointed kitchen and full bathroom, shower, toilet and laundry facilities. The lodge boasts large open plan living areas and is heated by a wood fire. There is a wood/ gas heated outdoor bath to enjoy the peaceful evenings away from urbanisation. There is a large lawn suitable for games and plenty of room for pitching tents.

Private Native Bush
The surrounding bush is predominantly beech and tawa and has been identified by DOC. As having some of the best open water to dry ridge vegetation sequences in the area. It boasts an impressive array of native flora and fauna; native bird life is also in abundance including fern birds, spotless crakes, wood pigeon, north island robin and NZ falcon. There is also brown kiwi known to be in the area.

Walking Tracks & Walks
Mt Hiwi Lodge has several walking tracks through its private native bush and will definitely be an enjoyable and challenging outing with the combination of steep terrain and heavy/ dense bush. The lodge is the perfect retreat for those wanting privacy and seclusion, a real chance to get away and recoup from the stresses of modern life. It is suitable for couples, families and larger groups as well as conferences/ workshops and special events.

Local Activities
Activities surrounding the lodge and local area include camping, bush walks, experimenting with bush craft, fishing and swimming.

The Mt Hiwi Trig track (2km up road) is a benched track that runs through about 600ha of DOC administered trust land and is thick native bush with some incredible views of the area.

The Waverley area has many attractions with a ruggedly beautiful west coast beach, several nature walks and a vibrant town centre with many shops and cafés

Mt Hiwi Lodge, P.O. Box 7279, Wanganui              Ph: 0273 Mt Hiwi (0273 68 4494)              Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it