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Arethusa Lodge is a prime spot for watching birdlife amid the peaceful surroundings of our 14-hectare wetland reserve.

Arethusa Lodge and Reserve

Grey duck, mallard and spotless crake are just some of the inhabitants found roaming this rare dune lake ecosystem. The lodge has six bunks, a fully equipped kitchen and a separate bathroom outside.

Near Pukenui in the Far North
Price (per night)
$30 per adult, $15 per child
Six people


The lodge sleeps six people, with two single beds in one room and four bunk beds in the other. There is also a day bed in the lounge.

It has a fully equipped kitchen with running water and gas hobs. The lodge is supplied by tank water, which is rain-fed.

There is a separate bathroom located outside. This has a flushing toilet and a shower. 

There is no internet access and cellphone reception is limited.


To make a booking, please complete the booking form below and send it to Anita Herbert on the contact details listed below. Your booking will be confirmed when payment is received.  


Lodge contact

Anita Herbert
027 7200 026

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