The Lodge

Paradise View Lodge is an exclusive use, self catering, coastal retreat in a protected nook in the Brynderwyn Hills, overlooking the breathtaking panoramic scenery that is Bream Bay, on New Zealand’s north-east coast.

Located just 2 hours from Auckland international Airport, en route to the renowned Bay of Islands and 30 minutes from Whangarei and Mangawhai,  the property is a wonderful choice for a peaceful, private and relaxing holiday at any time of the year and an excellent coastal base for exploring the many attractions of this much loved region.

Soak up the views, splash in our pool or spa , stroll in the gardens and native bush, rest in a secluded spot or simply relax in front of a crackling fire with that ‘ can’t put down’ book you’ve been saving. The lodge is very cosy in winter months with the large fireplace and heating throughout and in the summer,  throw open all the windows to make the most of the fresh air and stunning views

Lounge & Reading room

The spacious lounge opens out onto a northeast-facing verandah, with expansive views over the coast to Bream Head. During the summer throw open the doors onto the gardens, turning the lounge and dining area into a large indoor- outdoor entertaining area. For cooler months, there is a  grand open fireplace and a generous stock of logs to keep you warm and cosy. The smaller second lounge is a quiet reading room which is also equipped with a TV and stereo equipment, here you will find plenty of books, DVD’s, cards and board games to keep you occupied.


Kitchen & Dining

Cook for yourself or use our in house caterers.

The well-appointed kitchen adjoins the dining room and lounge making it the ideal space for entertaining. The kitchen has a large fridge freezer, double oven and 6 burner range, dishwasher, microwave and a good range of cooking utensils and tableware. There is a separate kitchenette for making tea and coffee which is equipped with a professional coffee machine.

The large bright dining room features floor to ceiling glass doors that open fully onto the verandah and tranquil gardens, with the same spectacular view of the coastline. The beautiful antique dining table comfortably seats 12 people making this large airy space ideal for entertaining guests or family gatherings, yet is still cosy enough for an intimate dinner for two.


Enjoy spectacular views across Bream Bay as you prepare meals for your family and friends in the bright modern kitchen which has everything you need to feel home away from home.


The large bright dining room is perfect for Entertaining guests, celebrations, intimate dinners and family meals.

Meeting Spaces

This unique venue offers the rare opportunity for groups and teams to work hard and play hard in a setting that is so unique that it immediately transports people into a different world. A world which inspires creativity, straight talking, listening, thinking and reflecting. 

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Gardens, Spa & Pool

With five acres of garden and natural bush surrounding Paradise View Lodge, it’s easy to find that special, quiet place to sit and relax. How about an evening dip in the spa, enjoying the amazing night skies? A powerful multi jetted treat with ample room for five people in the perfect position for sunsets and a glorious view of the coastline. Summer the heated pool uses only pure natural salt from the ocean instead of a chlorination system and our guests love the sparkling clarity of the water without the chemicals. It’s also environmentally and ecologically friendly.

Local Activities

There is a vast array of places to visit, all within easy access of Paradise View Lodge such as the renowned Lang’s Beach, Waipu Cove, golf courses, bird watching and walking, wineries. Bring your mountain bikes and surf boards and enjoy what the region has to offer.

Waipu Museum – A fascinating museum where you can discover Waipu’s rich Scottish and Nova Scotian heritage.

Waipu Heritage Trail – Established in 2002, this trail takes you back to the early Scottish settlement of Waipu, visiting landmarks and buildings marked by distinctive limestone pillars.

Annual Waipu Highland Games – Held every year in Waipu over the New Year period and features the traditions, heritage and culture of the Scottish and Nova Scotian settlers in New Zealand.

Tartan Week – Held in July each year to celebrate the lifting of the ban on wearing tartan.

Waipu Cove – beautiful white sand surf beach is popular for swimming, surfing and fishing with a portion of the beach patrolled by life guards.

Langs Beach – A stunning white sand beach with views to offshore islands and craggy headlands. framed by ancient coastal pohutakawa trees. Excellent for walking, swimming and surfing.

Mangawhai Heads and Surf Beach – Managwhai is a place of soul and whether your passions are the beach, the sea, art, great food , including chocolate , olive oils and wine or walking through Northlands most varied and breathtaking scenery, Managwhai has something for you. Only 30 minute drive form Paradise View Lodge.

Ruakaka Racecourse – A unique all weather racecourse hardly a furlong in from the breakers.

Waipu Caves – Featuring stalactites and stalagmites lit by glow worms within impressive limestone formations. Good footwear is essential and a torch is needed. Local guides provide caving and abseiling tours.

Wildlife Refuges – Internationally significant wildlife refuges for shore birds and waders are found at Ruakaka and Waipu, Among the species which feed and breed in these pristine estuaries are the New Zealand dotterel, variable oystercatcher and critically endangered New Zealand Fairy Tern. Other species include wrybill, reef heron and banded dotterel which are all rare and protected. A rare crested Tern has recently been photographed visiting Waipu estuary as well as Australian pelicans. Black swans, grey herons and Royal Spoonbills also form part of this amazing birdlife population

Robert Hastie Walkway – A one hour walk which begins on the road to Lang’s Beach. There are outstanding views of Bream Bay including the offshore islands including the Hen & Chicken Islands and Sail Rock.

Piroa Waterfalls – A short 10 minute walk and you can enjoy wonderful freshwater swimming at the base of the Piroa Falls.

Waipu Estuary Walkway – This walk should be done at low tide so you can enjoy the peace and beauty of this wildlife bird sanctuary at its best. Allow two hours to complete this walk.

Brynderwyn Hills Walkway – This popular walk takes five hours and is only suitable for the experienced and very fit trampers. Starting at the Brynderwyn summit of State Highway 1, the track exits on the Mangawhai – Langs Beach road.