• About Us

Meet your Hosts

Jeroen arrived from Holland in the late ’80s, travelled NZ, and settled here in Ngunguru as the coastline touched his soul. He was taught to dive by legendary Wade Doak and started running dive boats out to the Poor Knights Islands.

Kate arrived twenty years ago, ostensibly for the weekend, but the coastline tugged at her soul too and she arrived in Tutukaka on a Friday and decided to stay longer than planned!

We have both worked together for almost 20 years, and have a passion and a love for the sea, this coastline, and our community.
Jeroen has a son in the superyacht industry, and his daughter-in-law and granddaughter live in our valley whilst Kate has a daughter just finished at University who works in the business and lives in our Whare Aroha. (House of Love)

We have popped some of our original artworks in the building, and pretty much everything is made and placed with love.The number nine has a meaning of wisdom, peace, and tranquillity – in Maori we say iwa – and we hope you feel the special sense in the valley that we do.

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  • We spent two nights at Lodge 9 and it was an absolutely beautiful place to stay after diving in the Poor Knights Marine Reserve. The Lodge is gorgeous, trendy, eco friendly, and such a great space to relax with friends.

    Rach S - TripAdvisor

  • Kate was a warm and welcoming host. The Lodge9 is a fabulous place modern, spacious beautifully decorated. Such a pleasure to have stayed there, fabulous pool and outdoor setup too.

    Melissa I - TripAdvisor

  • This place is just wonderful! The room and living area were beautifully set out and had an amazing aesthetic...The outdoor area and pool were amazing. I had organized to propose to my now-fiance while I was there and the whole team were fully supportive and helped me with organising everything.

    Billy C - TripAdvisor


Nothing like a Tutukaka sunrise.
Back for breakfast and your day starts in a whole new way. ☀️Another local beach to make your heart go mmmmmmmm
Overnight oats. Gluten free and dairy free energy goodness.
Chill tropical vibe.
It’s how we roll. 🧡 
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Happy Easter!! 🐇🐇
Tūtūkākā is the perfect base to explore the North. 
Start your day with healthy goodness and energy.
Fresh from the oven. 
Come sit.
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Local beaches make your heart go mmmmmmm.
Woolleys Bay, on the Tūtūkākā Coast. 🧡