New In-Room Heat Pumps/Air-Conditioning

We now have Mitsubishi Heat Pumps/ Air Conditioning installed in the guest rooms and dining room – each room has an individual heat control for your comfort.

Activities Suitable for Kids

Waka and Wave Walkway

A Perfect Day – Full day sightseeing & snorkeling trip to the Poor Knights Islands. Sea Kayaking – guided Ngunguru Inlet and coastal kayaking Horse Riding Beaches – Ngunguru, Ocean Beach, Whale Bay, Matapouri, Kowharewa Bay Kiwi House & Heritage Park Serendipity Farm Park & Cafe – Whau Valley , Whangarei Walks – AH Reed More…

Russell via Oakura, Helena Bay & Whangaruru Harbour – Bay of Islands with a twist

Russell Waterfront - Bay of Islands

Experience the car-ferry ride to Russell after a 45 min drive up SH1. See the Bay of Islands by boat or from the lookout on Flagstaff Hill and stroll around arguably New Zealand’s cutest village. Make your way home via the rugged and stunning east coast. The roads are bendy and the people are few More…

Bay of Islands, Waitangi and Keri Keri – one hour’s drive north of Whangarei

Waitangi Treaty Grounds - Bay of Islands - 1 hours drive from Lupton Lodge

Picturesque Bay of Islands can be reached within 1 hour from Lupton Lodge (Whangarei). The touring routes below include land and water based activities for all ages, budgets and interests. There are both well know tourist activities and off-the-beaten-track alternatives listed to give you a range of suggestions for filling in your day. This Bay More…

Whangarei Heads Touring Route

Whangarei Heads - 30 mins drive from Lupton Lodge

The Whangarei Heads offer dramatic mountain scenery, walkways, beaches and craft galleries along a 35km long peninsula accessible from Whangarei city centre. As a side trip from Whangarei or a day trip for beach lovers the Whangarei Heads are well worthwhile incorporating into your Northland itinerary. From Lupton Lodge to the start of the Whangarei More…

Tutukaka Coast Driving Route

Ngunguru Estuary - Tutukaka Coast (10 mins from Lupton Lodge)

Amazing white sandy beaches, stunning ocean views, native bush, waterfalls and rolling countryside – all in a 2 hour trip from Lupton Lodge (Glenbervie, Whangarei). This is an enjoyable 2 hour self-drive trip if you only have time to look out the window, or a fantastic day trip (or several day trips!) when enjoying the More…

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West Coast Touring Route

Waipoua Forest

The rugged West Coast of Northland includes Waipoua Forest, Kai Iwi Lakes and Hokianga Harbour. If you don’t mind a bit of driving on windy roads then visiting these scenic and natural attractions is a very rewarding day trip from Lupton Lodge. Head West towards Dargaville (45mins drive) then drive North from there to the More…

Free-Range Chicken & Eggs

Breakfast It’s official, our breakfast menu now includes local free-range eggs. The free-range egg options include: Lupton Special Breakfast – toasted english muffin, spinach, bacon and local free-range poached eggs with homemade mustard mayonnaise Basil & parsley omelette made with 2 free-range eggs and a choice of fillings Click here for more breakfast options Dinner More…