Anzac and Tim Tam, our alpacas

Punga tree with Morepork

Welcome to Morepork Riverside Lodge.  We offer high quality B&B accommodation with friendly homestay hospitality. Set in 1.6ha/4acres of native bush and gardens on the Waitangi River, we are conveniently located just outside Paihia township on the way to Kerikeri - a great base from which to explore The Bay and the rest of Northland.

We are both born-and-bred Kiwi's and we’re proud of our beautiful little country!  We have travelled extensively in the Pacific, some parts of Europe, and of course throughout New Zealand.  Paul is a qualified Scuba Diver and Barb’s interests include New Zealand history.

We manage our property using organic principles and we’re pleased to be the only property in Paihia to have been awarded the Gold Level in the TripAdvisor GreenLeaders® program.

Enjoy a quiet stroll through our native bush and down to the Waitangi River at the bottom of our garden. There are many birds around Morepork Lodge including New Zealand's native owl, the Morepork (Ruru in Maori). Rest, read, or picnic on the rustic picnic table while listening to the wildlife and the sound of the river. Walk through our small olive and citrus grove to the creek to feed our friendly alpacas in their paddock.

We serve a full (continental & cooked) breakfast on our large Kauri table in the dining room. Our Free-Range chickens provide us with fresh eggs. If you'd rather, we can serve a continental breakfast on your deck. Evening meals or lighter options are available most nights by prior arrangement. Please see our Meals & Services page or ask us for a PDF of our menus.

Please note that we only accept bookings that include children in certain circumstances (e.g. whole of house bookings). So if you're travelling with children email us regarding availability and please don’t book online.

View from Morepork Lodge

1st in Paihia / 8th in N.Z.
15th in the South Pacific


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