• Frequently Asked Questions

Is there WiFi?

Wireless is available throughout the Lodge9 area free of charge.
There is a Lodge9 Spotify account to select some chill tunes and we also have a Lodge9 Netflix – so you can catch up on Suits or House of Cards….or you can jump into your own.
The digital alarm clocks in your room are unplugged – we have found that the time zone is different in our valley….should you wish to set an alarm please do so, and the groovy little thing is also able to charge with a USB port, as well as acting as a Bluetooth speaker for your portable devices. So you can chill quietly to your own tunes in your room.

Is there a fridge?

All our rooms have a small mini fridge with an ice cabinet, and the main lounge area has a wine fridge.

What’s for breakfast?

Breakfast is a delicious gourmet continental style with a mixture of fresh fruit, fresh homemade bread, and yoghurts, condiments and spreads, with amazing teas from Libertine and Noble & Savage, and coffee that is freshly roasted just up the road.

Is there a gym nearby?

Core Space is a Les Mills affiliated space just 200 metres walk from us under Oceans Resort, and just ask at the restaurant in Wahi for access, or ask one of us for directions.

Are there laundry facilities?

Just ask us, and we can help you with that – no problems at all.

Where is the closest supermarket? Petrol station? Liquor store?

At the corner of the road into Tutukaka, only 300 metres walk from us behind Oceans Resort.

Where is the closest pharmacy?

Tikipunga about 20 minutes drive towards Whangarei.

What restaurants are nearby?

There are plenty of incredible restaurant options nearby Lodge9, so whatever you feel like there is something for you.


Tutukaka – all within walking distance
Schnappa Rock
Marina Pizzeria

Ngunguru – a 6-minute drive south
Salt Air Cafe
Ngunguru Fish and Chips
Estuary at Ngunguru Sports Complex
Coastal Kitchen Truck

Matapouri Bay – a 10-minute drive north
Matapouri Fish and Chips.

Do you have car parking?

Absolutely! There are private car parks nestled behind the lodge and right on site.

Do you have a smoking policy?

Yes, Lodge9 is a non-smoking property, but outside, and away from the main doors, there is a sheltered spot in the courtyard.

Do you accept group bookings?

Absolutely! We can take a maximum of 14 people and it is a great option for a private catered dinner, or a family celebration, even just a weekend away with friends.

Are there cooking facilities in the rooms?

All rooms have a small fridge and tea & coffee making facilities. We strongly recommend one of the four bars and restaurants within walking distance from your door. There is no communal cooking area for guest use in the Lodge.

Can we book activities with you?

We would love you too! We have so many great ideas, and places to see, both locally as well as further afield. We highly recommend a trip with Dive! Tutukaka or Perfect Day out to the Poor Knights Islands whilst you are here. It is a Must Do.

How far away is the Bay of Islands?

We are 75 minutes south of Paihia on State Highway One, but the beautiful coastal road is a brilliant way to meander north, and stop at Helena Bay Gallery, before you head to Russell. This takes about 2 hours.

Where is the nearest airport?

Onerahi, in Whangarei is 45 minutes from us in Tutukaka.

Is the Lodge wheelchair accessible?

Absolutely, the Kiwi Room has a full wet room, and the Lodge is completely accessible with ramps at both entrances. The courtyard is recycled brick and a bit bobbily to wheel over, but perfectly safe to do so.

Do you have bag storage?

No problems at all – we can offer you full use of the Lodge9 common area facilities during the day if you check out for an activity with us, and the use of our Shed7 showers after a dive day at no charge, and can offer you a late check out with a half-day room charge for late check-out between 12pm to 6pm, and a full day room charge for late check-out after 6pm.

  • 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


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