Takatu Lodge is a 5 Star boutique lodge and has been awarded an Enviro Gold Trophy by Tourism NZ for its eco friendly design & sustainable integrity. It has been named among the 'Best Hotels in the World' in Tatler UK's prestigious 2012 Travel Guide & their 'Top 12 Finders Keepers'.
The lodge is architectural and contemporary in style using natural wood, stone and marble to complement its surroundings. Whole walls of glass allow all day sun and capture the outstanding views of the surrounding vineyard, mountain ranges and sea beyond - inside and outside fusing seamlessly as one. Attention to detail and individual needs are anticipated for guests to unwind in a peaceful setting among the vines. It is a unique experience and opportunity to stay on a working vineyard where guests may enjoy tasting their award winning wines. High vaulted Macrocarpa ceilings, open log fires inside and out, a cosy library and outside landscaped rooms are a few of the many architectural features.

Relax in one of the especially designed lodge suites. Areas are spacious and optimise the spectacular surrounding views and countryside. Each suite caters for ultimate privacy, elegance and comfort where optimising nature and natural products is essential. There are four luxurious and exclusive suites, each with their own terrace and individual outlook.

All suites are equipped with:
- Super-king beds or 2 king-single beds. All bed linen is of natural fibre, with 100% Egyptian cotton (500-thread) and wool.
- Generous-sized ensuites. Soak in a double bath using essential oils and candles while overlooking gardens and vines. Beautiful European double wash basins, fittings and separate marble and glass showers
- Heated floors throughout and demister mirrors.
- Accessories (shampoo, conditioner, etc) using natural products and hairdryers are also included.
- Exquisite bathrobes.
- Computer outlets, CD stations in every room and LCD TV on request.
- Yoga mats, organic juice, coffee, tea (including organic & herbal), fresh fruit and other provisions are complimentary.
- Therapeutic massage can be arranged on request.

Breakfast features seasonal fruit servings, homemade muesli, organic yoghurt, vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, local artisan breads and fresh coffee & an assortment of teas. Food is prepared with a 'slow food' approach and as much as possible we support regional and organic growers.

A complimentary pre-dinner wine tasting is an opportunity to taste one of Takatu's renowned award-winning wines from their own boutique vineyard, with hors d'oeuvres or antipasti platter.

There are a great variety of local cafes & restaurants close to Takatu Lodge. The lodge & vineyard is in the heart of Matakana Coast Wine Country & a 5 minute drive to the village. The owners are more than happy to arrange bookings for their guests.

Activities and facilities

  • Airport shuttle
  • Conference/Meeting facilities
  • Croquet set
  • Luggage storage
  • Non-smoking property
  • On-site parking
  • Petanque Court
  • Room service - limited service
  • Wifi access

Business facilities

  • Takatu Lodge & Vineyard is an excellent destination for business groups, small group get-togethers, corporate and conference groups, intimate functions & weddings. Each function is catered to the individual needs of the group. For team building there are numerous activities available on the vineyard and nearby environment.


518 Whitmore Road, Matakana 0948 New Zealand

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Takatu Lodge & Vineyard

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Check In 1500hrs
Check In Instructions We are happy to negotiate check-in and check-out times where ever possible but please note prior arrangements required.
Check Out 1100hrs
Getting There By Air: Only 15 minutes from the city or direct from Auckland International Airport. Enjoy the scenic beauty of Auckland's stunning gulf islands and coastline on your way to Takatu Lodge.

By Road: A 50 minute drive north of Auckland City. At Warkworth turn right at the second set of lights. Follow the Matakana Road that leads to Leigh, Omaha. Approximately 9km to Matakana Village. Drive past the village and over the bridge. Approximately 1km after take the first right to Omaha. At the T intersection roundabout you will see the Providence Vineyard ahead. Turn right towards Tawharanui Regional Park. Take the first road on your right - Whitmore Road. We are 1km on the left. When you arrive at Takatu you will find two entrances: the first entrance is to Takatu Vineyard while the second entrance will bring you to Takatu Lodge. Please use the second entrance.
Parking Free off street parking available
Things To Do Local Activities include:
-Matakana Farmers? Market & Country Park Market on Saturdays
-Numerous golf courses, from local country courses to international standard
-Tennis courts
-Bush, beach and hill-range walking treks
-Surfing at the fabulous Pakiri and Tawharanui beaches
-A variety of family safe beaches
-Artists in Residence & Art Galleries
-Fishing including deep sea fishing
-Vineyard and wine tours, including the Matakana Coast Wine Trail
-Goat Island Marine Reserve, which also offer diving and/or a day on the glass bottom boats
-Several cottage industries offering local produce and products
-Visits and tours of local and organic farms
-Farm and Kauri Parks and Museums
-Excellent choice of quality cafes, restaurants and bars
-Famous Mail Boat cruises to Kawau Island and Mansion House
-Kayaking and canoeing at Matakana, Warkworth & Puhoi
-Morris & James Pottery
-Horse riding at beautiful Pakiri Beach
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