Pheasant Lodge

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Pheasant Lodge


The most luxurious villa in the North...

Our luxurious Heritage 1886 villa and impeccable service is sure to make your stay unforgettable. Our Lodge features just 3 spacious ensuite rooms with beautiful wallpapers and antiques, and all the amenities you need to feel at home. We look forward to welcoming you soon, the barbecue is ready! BOOK DIRECT for the best price by calling 021 671211 OR EMAIL us on [email protected] Our address is 3 Franklin Road, Paparoa or book below on the Book your stay button through

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Our Lodge features just 3 spacious rooms with elegant décor and all the amenities you need to feel at home. Enjoy a delicious gourmet breakfast, go for dinner, catch up with friends. Relax in front of the fire in Winter, or on the deck and in the grape arbour in Summer. Our Lodge is the perfect choice for business or leisure travellers alike. Just 2 hours from Auckland Airport, or 1 hour 40 from Auckland City, and on the way to the The great kauri forests, Tane Mahuta, Bay of Islands or the Hundterwasser Museum. We have off street parking for the boat as well.                                                        

We look forward to welcoming you soon!  

The cosy TV and snug dressed for Queens Birthday celebrations

Classic Antiques

We have collected and continue to collect pieces which are fun and quirky. With a Victorian theme, yes there are pheasants, taxidermy, old oil paintings, and chandeliers.

Gourmet cooked breakfast

Sumptuous Breakfasts

Wake up to a candlelit breakfast, in our grand dining room, with a roaring fire in winter. Choose from our hot cooked dish of the day, and or continental with gluten free options

Our favourite ensuite with oils of Queenstown's Lake Wakatipu

Luxury Bathrooms

All bathrooms have been lovingly restored, with great lighting and modern fittings. Some have baths, so if its raining, soak away as the tanks fill up..

Stand up paddle boarding from across the road
Maggie stand up paddle boarding launching from across the road!

What's on the doorstep..

The Kaipara is a beautiful region, spreading from Mangawhai to The West Coast and the Kauri Forests, with Paparoa being in the centre. There are plenty of things to do nearby from the Saturday Farmers market to Museums, fishing, SUP (stand up paddle boarding) and kayaking and walks.

Pahi is very close, with a pier, and one of the largest Morton Bay Fig trees in the Southern hemisphere. Very pretty for a picnic in the summer or a paddle.

Museums - The Kauri Museum

Bloody awesome Museum! Only 5 minutes drive away it's really the history of the settlers and the Pioneers around the area. Stay at Pheasant Lodge, and then visit the centre, and you will really understand how they built such magnificent homesteads in the area, and how it developed.

Dining out - The Ladys Mile

Best Fresh Snapper and chips for miles, you have never tasted fish so yummy!

Antiques at Quince Cottage Collectables

Pop next door to 1 Franklin Road for 5 rooms of Antiques, upcycled clothing, a natural perfumery, gifts,Crown Lynn pottery, Art glass, and small furniture pieces. Its not to be missed (but then we own it, so a bit of bias, and we have a key if they are not open)..

Walks/Cycle tracks

The Kauri loop walk starts across the road and takes you along the river, and up to ancient Kauri Forest and Kumara Pits. Well maintained by the Paparoa Lions Club its an all weather 1.5 hour track well worth doing. Further along at Ruawai are Stock bank cycle tracks, and road tracks from Matakohe.


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As wonderful as this late 19th Century, historic-registered house is, the best thing about Pheasant Lodge are the owners, Tony and Maggie. They are great cooks – the breakfast stacker is to die for – but they are even better and more fascinating people. They have both lead interesting lives and have lived and been all over the world. They couldn’t be nicer. Tony has restored this historic house and has furnished it with antiques he has collected throughout his life, plus others bought specifically for it. The dining room is elegant; you feel like you are in a BBC period piece. The bedrooms are nicely sized and comfortable. Contrasting with all of the antiques, the bathroom fixtures are sleek, modern and top-of-the-line. The grounds are beautifully landscaped. The grapevine covered arbor and the jasmine covered deck offer most-pleasant outdoor seating. We had a wonderful stay at Pheasant Lodge, and would happily return if we are ever in the area again.
Ed Butt USA
Tony and Maggie went above and beyond to ensure we had a special and memorable wedding experience! They treated us like royalty and nothing at all was a problem! The ambience of the house is non comparable to anywhere else I’ve stayed before, I could have stayed there for weeks and not taken in all the unique intricacies of the decor. We had everything we could have wanted and they catered for our every need. Thank you so very much! Wonderful hosts, wonderful people, wonderful experience. Can’t recommend more highly!
Carmen Smithies
Thank you for a lovely weekend in Pheasant Lodge after doing the Kaipara Cruise from Pahi. The house is full of intriguing treasures from the past and warm ambience made it a memorable stay. Freshly cooked breakfast was delicious prepared by Maggie and Tony. Located in the centre of Paparoa village and is close to the Kaipara Harbour, Auckland and Northland it was fabulous get away.
Sue Cohen
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