About Us

Welcome to Paradise View Lodge. We, Rachel & Chris, are the owners of Paradise View and look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful lodge.

We set up Paradise View Lodge in 2014, when after years of working in the corporate world, we decided it was time to do something different. Our mission is to provide you with a place to escape to from your everyday life, a place where you can have fun and revive, relax and rejuvenate.

Whether you choose to do that with a group of friends, a family gathering or with work colleagues that is up to you and we will have succeeded in our mission if you leave here ready to take on whatever life brings.

In Paradise View Lodge we have tried to create the type of place that we would like to visit, where you can be active and sociable or quiet and enjoy some solitude, where you can enjoy good food and wine, celebrate an event or simply just get together with friends or family and above all, be able to do it in a beautiful and magical environment.

Chris is a native New Zealander and Rachel is from the UK and having lived in both countries we now have the best of both worlds and spend our time between New Zealand and England. We have both done plenty of travelling, visited many different countries and cultures and stayed in lots of different types of accommodation.

Chris is a London trained chef and when in residence will be delighted to cook for you. Rachel is a trained Yoga teacher and leads weekend yoga retreats at Paradise View Lodge.


The venue is 1.5 hours from central Auckland and only 30 minutes from Whangarei. Pre event visits are welcome as this provides a chance to work out how you want to optimize what the venue has to offer and talk through any special requirements for your exclusive booking.

Paradise View Coastal Lodge and Retreat is unique, you simply have to see it for yourself!  Contact us to discuss your event. We look forward to welcoming you soon.