Tui Lodge in Te Kaha

Tui Lodge has been purpose built for travelers who seek accommodation that offers private facilities in environmentally pristine surroundings. Constructed in 1998 in NZ timbers with guest comfort being paramount Tui Lodge offers total tranquility.

Tui Lodge is set in a beautiful country garden and bush location at Te Kaha.  It is immaculate and appointed in style providing for their guests comfort, and relaxation.

While staying at Tui Lodge you’ll hear it ringing with birdsong. The warbling tui, the flittering piwakawaka (fantail) and the large and lumbering kereru (native wood pigeon).  Tui Lodge is a bird-watchers’, or twitchers’, paradise.

About Te Kaha

The name Te Kaha means stronghold or stand firm, and refers to the strength of local tribes who held off marauding war parties fighting for supremacy and land. The tribal name is Te Whanau a Apanui.

Te Kaha is a small New Zealand community situated in the Bay of Plenty near Opotiki. It has a population of about 387, up from 306 in 2006. Approximately 85% of whom are of Māori descent.  In the 1920s, Te Kaha was home to a whaling station which is now turned into one of the best spots in New Zealand to view migrating whales.

Many men in Te Kaha joined the Maori Battalion and Cliff Whiting a famous artist was born here.

Te Kaha has also offered the prefect spot for filming parts of the movie Boy, just down the road in Waihau Bay.

Te Kaha’s ideal climate has lead to many kiwifruit orchards being established in recent years.

Te Kaha is the perfect place for a relaxing seaside holiday situated on a headland and surrounded by glorious bays and beaches.