Our lodge of 12 suites in a classic kiwi villa is No Ordinary Stay!  This is truly a unique experience with our happy and welcoming team hosting you & the individually designed suites, it is an amazing home away from home. 
All year round this is the perfect getaway, with a cozy log fire in winter and generous outdoor area in summer. 


All seasons  We encourage guests to come back and stay in all seasons.  With the stunning Matakana scenery and the fresh local fare that you find in our restaurants, both changing each quarter, there is a distinctly new experience to enjoy each season.  Our winters are mild, so most activities are enjoyed year round and local beaches, walks, galleries & activities are so abundant, you will full a 3 day itinerary easily.

Warkworth town is in the centre of Matakana Coast Wine Country that spreads from Puhoi 20 minutes south and to Pakiri 45 minutes north. Abundant activities in such a short drive from each other.

So less time in the car and more time having fun !!



The oldest portion of the main building was originally built in 1908 for the first Police Constable of Warkworth, it was his family home, the police station & had a jail house where unit 3 is now. In 1978, the property was purchased by a local pharmacist and became a private residence. An extensive refurbishment was then undertaken and the building, as it stands now, was completed.  (the original jail can be viewed at Warkworth Museum)

In 2004 the property was bought by its current owners, Liz & Geoff Bays, who began yet another major building project. One of the biggest additions was the separate building which now contains units 1,2,3 & 4. In order for this building to keep a similar look to the original house, a roof was salvaged from an Albany home. The Warkworth Lodge was officially established and opened its doors as Warkworth's premier boutique motel in December 2006.



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  • Gardens:  Unique, quaint, pristine boutique motel surrounded by lovely pacific style gardens

  • Common areas:  Enjoy the spacious private rooms or choose to use the common areas and enjoy the company of other travelers

  • Self catering:  Outside on the BBQ and in the kitchen that adjoins the villa lounge.  A great space for catering your own drinks and nibbles or cooking a full meal.

  • Log Fire:  Communal lounge that flows out to the pool and patio area – Sit fire-side in winter & enjoy the large french doors opening to the view of the shimmering pool in summer.

  • Deep Pool:  Deep swimming pool and hot spa with surrounding sun loungers.

  • Take over:  Popular with niche clubs, group conferences, team building retreats, just book the whole place & convene in the lounge.

  • Location:  A short walk to cafes & restaurants and central to all Matakana Coast activities & beaches.

  • Tour Desk:  Located in the heart of the Matakana Coast Wine Country which is abundant with a diverse range of activities  




  • FREE unlimited WiFi.

  • Rooms are serviced daily.

  • Daily Wine and Food tours - booking required.

  • Off-street parking

  • Friendly staff that are on hand 24/7

  • Activities guides & maps supplied on arrival

Your Hosts

Hi we are Geoff & Liz Bays, owner operators of Warkworth Lodge. We are passionate about the Matakana Coast Wine Country region and enjoy helping guests experience it.  From finding the perfect fishing spot to selecting the best itinerary of activities for your group.  

The activities are abundant and all very close by.  

We are both locals – Geoff, a printer by trade, grew up in Warkworth and Liz was raised on a dairy farm in Tomarata - so we are both well-placed to advise you on all the great activities to do during your stay.  

Watch out for regular introductions on face book to Warkworth Lodge helpers & their travel tips, such as Judi from Newfoundland who suggest getting along to the tasty Matakana markets for some locally produced treats.  We love having travelers live & work with us and find the guests enjoy meeting our staff and sharing travel tips.  No one understands a guest's needs like another traveler.


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