This boutique luxury lodge is nestled in a garden setting just a few steps from Lonely Bay and Cooks Beach. You’ll love the spacious solarium and drawing rooms opening to the deck and gardens. Or snuggle up in the Snug/Library with a good book.

A 1 hour 30 minute drive from Auckland International Airport. A passenger only ferry provides access to Whitianga township




Cooked and Continental breakfast
Complimentary mini bar includes a bottle of wine on arrival
fruit juice, snacks and treats
Plunger coffee, tea
Complimentary WiFi
Free parking onsite


970 Lonely Bay
970 Purangi Road Cooks Beach
+64 7 866 5688
No of Rooms
Total Guests
Rate (NZ$)

$730 – $1365
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Elegant relaxed living rooms spill out to decks and gardens. The snug and library provide a peaceful retreat. Multiple fireplaces give a touch of warmth on a cooler evening. 

The Solarium
Estuary Suite Main Bedroom
Estuary Suite Private Deck
Shakespeare Suite
The Snug
Lonely Bay
Living Room
Estuary Suite Deck
Window Seat
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970 Lonely Bay Lodge is nestled in a relaxed garden setting near beautiful Lonely Bay.

Accommodating up to ten guests, this boutique luxury lodge offers four spacious suites, each with ensuite bathroom, and a balcony or patio to relax outdoors.

Three one-bedroom suites offer a king bed, fine linens, and ensuite with bath and walk-in shower. Robes and  New Zealand crafted Nellie Tier toiletries for that extra touch. An elevator to the first floor allows wheelchair access to the suites.

The luxurious Estuary Terrace suite offers a King bed in the master bedroom and a Double bed in the additional bedroom, providing accommodation for up to 4 guests. Bathroom with free-standing bathtub and separate shower featuring views to the garden.  The spacious outdoor terrace offers views of lush native bush and beyond to the Purangi Estuary and Cooks Beach. 

Relaxed indoor/outdoor solarium entices guests to unwind; the library provides a peaceful retreat,  whilst a snug area features a Bang and Olufsen plasma TV and sound system. Multiple fireplaces provide that touch of warmth on a cooler evening.

Choose to dine at restaurants at Cooks Beach, or Hahei.  The small township of Whitianga is just a short drive to the passenger ferry with a 5-minute crossing to a selection of bars, cafes and restaurants.

Sleep in the silence of this peaceful retreat and wake to a delicious breakfast before another day exploring this stunning area.

Take Exclusive Use and choose to be hosted with daily servicing and breakfast. Or maybe you’d prefer to be totally self-contained, source your inner chef or enjoy the luxury of a chef to create a special dinner for four.  This must be pre-arranged.

Dogs permitted when taking Exclusive Use of the lodge.


A short 10-minute walk through Shakespeare Reserve takes you to the lovely secluded Lonely Bay. Cross the estuary bridge and dip your toes into the white sands at Cooks Beach.   Drive to Hahei and world-renowned Cathedral Cove; take a leisurely cruise or an exciting kayak tour; you may even spot dolphins and whales.

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