Located at the south-western coastal corner of the Waitakere Ranges, Whatipu Lodge has been creating memories for more than a century. Staying at Whatipu Lodge is a little like stepping back into a time when life was slower and unplugged. Simple pleasures of friendship, food, play, exploration and relaxation...
The wide variety of walks available locally offer something for both the beginner and the experienced walker alike. Magnificent views, magical sunsets, moonlit nights or dark night skies and birdlife in its natural habitat are inspirational for any photographer, outdoor enthusiast and adventurer. Whatipu is to be enjoyed rain or shine.
We look forward to seeing you over the summer at Sir Bob Harvey's favourite place to stay.
Whatipu is beautiful, wild and remote with significant Māori associations and many historic sites. There are documented five pa sites, middens, karaka groves and earthworks for gardens recording Māori occupation. Te Kawerau a Maki are acknowledged as retaining the mana whenua of their ancestral domain.
Whatipu Lodge is privately managed by Peter and Ursel.
Whatipu is a scenic journey 42kms from Central Auckland and 25kms from Titirangi Village.
Available activities include TRAMPING, WALKING, FISHING and exploring the nearby caves, dune areas and wildlife sanctuary.
There is no surf patrol at Whatipu. Auckland Council warn against swimming. Special care should be taken when fishing or exploring.