My wife and I were touring Northland with our daughter and son in law. We decided to stay in Whangarei on our way up to Russell from Auckland. What an excellent place to stay to break up the journey. The accommodation facilities which included a swimming pool and games room along with the food were excellent. The fruit for breakfast was picked from their own orchard which we spent time wandering through. The building itself is an attraction. We would not hesitate in recommending Lupton Lodge as a place to stay.
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