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Tai Haruru, meaning “the sound of the waves”, is a fitting name for our lodge in Piha, which sits only a few minutes' walk to Piha beach.

Tai Haruru Lodge is also a fantastic spot to access the many tracks of the Waitakere Ranges, the world famous Piha surf and the wonderful secluded Whites Beach (with black sand!). 

Its gardens have been restored in recent years by local branch volunteers to a sheltered haven filled with eco-sourced native plant species found from the Piha, Karekare and Anawhata areas. As Piha used to be a hot spot for our lovely kororā (Little Blue Penguin) we've installed couple of nest boxes at the property which we hope will be inhabited soon!

Please bring your own linen, toiletries, toilet paper and supplies. All beds have comfortable mattresses, pillows and a duvet. The firewood and all kitchen utensils are provided, as are board games and books to enjoy a relaxing screen free time. No pets please to conserve our native wildlife. Note that our landline will be discontinued from 1st March 2020, as we now have mobile phone coverage.

The lodge was generously bequested to Forest & Bird by Mr & Mrs HS Davenport in 1981. 


The lodge has two bedrooms (one with double bed, one with three single beds) and a daybed in the lounge, sleeping up to 5 people. A fireplace makes a wonderful end to a day’s walking in the winds of a wild west winter, and a heat pump provides instant heat after a rainy walk. The lodge is wheelchair accessible.

  • $80 a night from June to August
  • $85 a night from September to May
  • $100 a night from December 20 to January 31
  • Sleeps 5 people
  • Wheelchair accessible

Self Contained Flat

The attached self-contained flat has four single beds, sleeping 4 people. It has a fully equipped kitchen with everything you need for 4 people, and a toilet and hot shower five steps from the sliding doors. Have breakfast on the deck overlooking the garden's huge pohutukawa and enjoy the birdsong with the sound of the sea in the distance.

  • $50 a night, sleeps 4
Self contained flat at Tai Haruru

Lodge contact

Jean and Peter King
(09) 812 8064

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