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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.

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.

Tai Haruru Lodge is also a fantastic spot to access the many tracks of the Waitakere Ranges, including the Hillary Trail.

Piha used to be a hot spot for our lovely kororā (Little Blue Penguin) and there are plans to establish a couple of nest boxes at the property. Proceeds from the lodge help fund such endeavours.

Please bring your own linen, toiletries, toilet paper and supplies. Firewood and all kitchen utensils are provided. No pets please to conserve our native wildlife.

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. An open fireplace makes a wonderful end to a day’s walking in the winds of a wild west winter. 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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