The Riverside Homestead Waitangi
Just two safe and light-filled private suites with balconies overlooking our lawns running down to the historic, meandering Waitangi River
All the hospitality and professional attention that brought thousands of guests and industry accolades to Orongo Bay Homestead over a quarter of a century now infuses this riverside lodge with warmth and welcome.
Blackadder and TimTam (our alpacas), free-ranging hens, two adorable pussycats, gourmet cuisine and our olive grove all await your discovery and delight. Birdsong, peace and privacy invite you to the perfect sustainable sanctuary for all seasons. Your safety is our first concern.
We do look forward to welcoming you, and assure you that we take seriously your healthful safety and that of other guests and ourselves. We will maintain physical distancing, and on request we can provide you with external direct access to your room. You are required to wear a mask correctly covering nose and mouth when on the premises and outside your room or suite in the presence of other guests.
Under law you will be obliged to provide valid and current proof of full vaccination against Covid-19 in order to enter the property. Your fully-vaccinated hosts are obliged to verify your “Vaccine Pass”, which you will need to present on arrival, either on a smart mobile phone, or as a printout so we may scan it.
Our special opening season rates include your bakehouse breakfast with contactless delivery to your private balcony table. Contactless check-in is available.
Rooms are sanitised prior to arrival.
Sunset riverside patters and reserve wines by the glass are a special treat.
Your hosts: Rev Chris Swannell (licensed marriage celebrant) and food/wine writer Michael Hooper
in 5 acres just 7 mins drive from Paihia in New Zealand’s sub-tropical Bay of Islands