4.4 out of 5

"Jackie was a lovely host and the home has a wonderful calm feeling. I will definatly stay again if needing to and will recommend the home to others. " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 04 Sep 2018

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Hotel Description

At Kauri Nest you'll be within a 20-minute stroll of Claphams Clock Museum and Mair Park. Highlights at this B&B include free in-room WiFi.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with digital channels, and all 3 individually decorated rooms feature living rooms, coffee/tea makers, and hairdryers. Down comforters and free toiletries are nice touches to enhance your stay. Fridges, irons/ironing boards, and desks are also available.

This business-friendly bed & breakfast offers free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and a garden. Other amenities include laundry facilities, a picnic area, and tour/ticket assistance. Each morning continental breakfast is available. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Sights within a 20-minute walk of this 3.5-star Whangarei B&B include Whangarei Art Museum and Claphams National Clock Museum.

Tree Cabin (Shared Basic Bathroom with Kauri Cabin guests)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$75 per night

Suite (Riverview)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite (Florence)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Kauri Cabin with Partition (Shared Basic Bathroom with Tree Cabin guests)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Kauri Nest ratings based on 38 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Kauri Nest

Everyone (18) Couples (17) Business (1) Family (2)
4 out of 5
Really cute and new separate cottage with incredible view to the garden and towards the bay. the room had a nice fresh pine scent from the wooden structures. It was a little small for 2 large pieces of luggage, but we managed. The bathroom was in the main house entrance, but it was close. Also there was no running water in the cottage although we had a pitcher of water and a fridge. For one night stay it was good.

Posted by on 7 Jan. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

16 Feb. 2019 by jackie

thankyou for you lovely feedback I.m glad you enjoyed the Cabin hopefully I see you again best wishes Jackie

5 out of 5
Amazing friendly service, lovely location, very clean and comfortable rooms, loved the Tibetan Spaniel such a cute dog.

Posted by , from Auckland on 2 Oct. 2018

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9 Nov. 2018 by jackie

thank you so much for the lovely comments and for staying at Kauri Nest

5 out of 5
Jackie has a lovely and considerate host who had thought of everything that her guests may want or need.

Posted by on 8 Sep. 2018

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4 out of 5

Great Whangarei Stay

Pros: quiet location close to town
Lovely two night stay in Whangarei. Clean and comfortable room. Breakfast was a nice choice of cereals (not your usual boxed offerings), yoghurt and fresh fruit, toast and spreads, tea and coffee. Easy walking distance to the town basin and city centre.

Posted by , from NZ on 22 Feb. 2018

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4 out of 5

Private, convenient and good friendly service.

Pros: As above
Cons: Nothing we could think of.
Location: Near the Town Basin and town centre for walks and cafes. Above the main road leading to beaches.
Wanted to be near centre of Whangarei and it is. Good views and good breakfast.

Posted by , from Wellington on 10 Jan. 2018

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5 out of 5


Amazing amazing amazing, Jackie is lovely and Mr sneaky not his name the dog great vibe great spot and veiws

Posted by , from pukekohe on 5 Dec. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

7 Dec. 2017 by jackie

so kind of you to say this thankyou Raewyn, I hope your back is ok after that horse fall regards Jackie

5 out of 5

Nice room - loved it

Excellent - lovely room and friendly host. Loved it - thanks

Posted by , from Sydney, AUS on 22 May 2017

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1 out of 5

not happy

clearly stated on booking that breakfast was included and when I was there she said breakfast would be seven dollars, also the heater in my room wasn`t working. Dog was barking in the morning.

Posted by on 13 Aug. 2015

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3 out of 5

Kauri Nest

Nice warm room on a very chilly night. Convenient, close to the city.

Posted by on 20 Jul. 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Dec. 2015 by jackie

thankyou for the lovely feedback :-)

4 out of 5

Comfortable home with character

Pros: Much nicer than a hotel or hostel. Being someone's home it had character and a lived-in feeling. Friendly welcome from the owner. Comfortable bed.
Cons: Breakfast could be included in the price for the single room. A sign to indicate where the front door is.
Location: Good location on a main road close to town, but removed from traffic noise up a hill. An easy and enjoyable walk into town of 15 - 20 minutes.
I stayed here one night due to having work in Whangarei. I was in the single room with shared bathroom and lounge.

Posted by , from Silverdale, NZ on 28 Apr. 2015

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2 Dec. 2015 by jackie

thankyou for the lovely feedback :-)

Property Features

Kauri Nest offers its guests a terrace, tour or ticket assistance, and a garden. Public spaces have free WiFi. The business-friendly Kauri Nest also features a picnic area, a fireplace in the lobby, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available. This 3.5-star Whangarei bed & breakfast is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 1 floor
  • 3 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 1919
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Whangarei (WRE) (8.6 km / 5.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Kauri Nest offers 3 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation has separate living rooms and includes desks. Beds feature down comforters. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. This Whangarei bed & breakfast provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and free toiletries.

  • Living room
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Down blanket
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a continental breakfast daily.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. There is no after-hours reception at this property. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have a front desk. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving after hours will have to wait until the next morning to check in. To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 18 and younger are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests older than 18 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets: NZD 10 per pet, per day (maximum NZD 10 per stay), plus a deposit of NZD 10 per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Caters to adults only


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 7 per person (approximately)
  • Pet deposit: NZD 10 per night
  • Pet fee: NZD 10 per pet, per day (maximum NZD10 per stay)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Kauri Nest B&B Whangarei
  • Kauri Nest B&B
  • Kauri Nest Whangarei
  • Kauri Nest

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • This is an adults-only property and guests under 18 years old aren't allowed.
  • Alcohol isn't served at Kauri Nest.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.