Secluded eco-accommodation for up to 12 guests in an idyllic location on the west coast of the Aupouri Peninsula in the Far North of New Zealand

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300m from the Ninty Mile Beach along Te Araroa Trail - ideal for tents, camper-vans and backpackers

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Hukatere Lodge can be rented for retreats, symposiums, reunions, and other special events at our special rates

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Hiking and horsetracking along Te Araroa track and Ninty Mile Beach are only some of many possible activities

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About Us

Hukatere Lodge offers eco-accommodation for up to 12 guests in an idyllic location on the secluded west coast of the Aupouri Peninsula in the Far North of New Zealand. We are completely self-sufficient for power and water, making the least possible impact on our outstanding natural environment.

Right on Ninety Mile Beach, alongside the extensive Aupouri Forest and convenient for sightseeing to Cape Reinga, there are numerous walks and activities nearby. Simply walking around our large property, with our own horses, will keep you occupied.

We are on the Te Araroa Tramping and Hiking Trail which passes along Ninety Mile Beach and are a convenient overnight stop between The Bluff and Waipapakauri.

We offer rental of the complete lodge, particularly attractive to walking/trekking and ladies' groups, or bed and breakfast accommodation for individuals and couples. We have a fully equipped kitchen for self-catering.

We provide a beautiful scenery for a wedding and other special occasions.

We also have the Hukatere Camping Ground for tents and spacious parking for campervans, low-budget backpacker accommodation and stabling for horses.


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Booking Terms and Conditions


Booking Terms and Conditions


After we have advised you that accommodation at Hukatere Lodge is available, during peak periods a deposit of the cost of one night's stay (or full payment) may be required. The deposit may be paid by cheque or by transfer to our bank account (e.g. mobile/internet banking). We regret that we are unable to accept credit card payment.



As a small property, cancellations do heavily impact on us and if we are not able to replace cancelled bookings at short notice, any deposit will be forfeited. Any refund of deposit will be in New Zealand dollars.

Your Host

Gabrielle Pfaender

Gabrielle Pfaender is a gem who set up Hukatere Lodge and Camping Ground in the wilderness along the Ninety Mile Beach. The Te Araroa Trail brings interesting people into her life. She loves the forever changing scenery of the west coast. If you like the outdoors, sea, coast, bush scrub, and animals from horses to cattle and chooks, this will be a place for you too. Meet interesting travellers. Refreshing and relaxing.




809 Hukatere Road
New Zealand


Phone: +64 (0) 9 409 8705
Mobile: +64 (0) 21 884 145
Email: info@hukatere.com