Helena Bay Lodge

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    • Stunning luxury oceanfront retreat on NZ’s North Island
    • 5 guest suites with waterfront balconies & panoramic views
    • Private 750 acre private estate with 4 private beaches
    • Rates include pre-dinner drinks, dinner & breakfast each day
    • Gym, sauna, massage room & 25-metre heated swimming pool
    • Multiple outdoor living areas & outdoor fire pit


The North Island of New Zealand boasts some of the most spectacular beaches & coastlines in the world, and perched on the edge of one of these pristine beaches is the equally spectacular Helena Bay Lodge. Featuring five luxurious guest suites and a host of impressive facilities, this oceanfront luxury accommodation offers the ultimate in indulgence and privacy. 

Situated 40 minutes north of Whangarei, or just a 45-minute helicopter ride from Auckland, this luxe couple’s retreat offers plenty of unique holiday experiences onsite. Within the 750-acre private estate, you can walk or bike down the trails that lead to coastal headlands or secluded beaches. Alternatively, grab a kayak and some fishing gear for some time on the water. Or, pack a gourmet picnic into an electric 4WD buggy and head out to explore the surrounds.

Back at the Main House, spend a relaxing afternoon in the lodge’s spa, which is built in the style of a traditional Russian bathhouse, or swim some laps in the 25-metre in-ground heated pool in the central courtyard. There is also an astro-turf tennis court available if you feel like a hit of tennis.

In the evening, the choice of location for your included pre-dinner drinks and evening dinner is up to you. Choose an elegant candlelit dinner inside in front of one of the many roaring log fires, or on the terrace looking out to the Pacific Ocean. Either way, the lodge’s ‘Estate to Plate’ philosophy and ever-changing seasonal menus will ensure a memorable dining experience.

Helena Bay Lodge hosts only 5 couples at a time, to ensure utmost intimacy and privacy. All of the suites feature extensive balconies looking out to Helena Bay Beach and beyond to the South Pacific Ocean. Binoculars are provided so that you can view the local birdlife along with any visiting dolphins or whales. 

Junior Suites

The three 700 square foot Junior Suites feature a small sitting area and a super king bed fitted with sumptuous hand-made linens from Europe. The bathroom features Labrazel accessories and Christian Fischbacher guest robes. Each suite also offers in-house movie channels, a personal safe, and mini-bar facilities with a Nespresso coffee machine.

Villa Suites

The two 1,450 square foot Villa Suites are the epitome of opulence and comfort. Both have separate living rooms with gas log fireplaces. The bedrooms boast super king beds with hand-made linens from Europe, and the mosaic-tiled bathroom has Labrazel accessories and Christian Fischbacher guest robes. Other amenities include in-house movie channels, personal safes, and mini-bar facilities with a microwave oven and Nespresso coffee machine. The Villa Suites can also be combined to accommodate a party of four.

Note: Children 14 years or older welcome. Children younger than 14 years of age can be accommodated when the lodge is hired on exclusive use basis. Please contact us for more details.

24 Hour Booking Confirmation

Upon confirmation of rates & availability, you will pay the operator directly according to their own terms & conditions.

Helena Bay Lodge may charge additional fees not shown above. Please see the information below for further details.

Accommodation Information

Type: Lodges & Hotels
Confirmation: On Request
Check In: 14:00
Check Out: 11:00
Min. Nights: 1-2
Max. Guests: 10
Child Friendly: No
Pet Friendly: Yes
Events: Yes - Conditions apply.
Beds: 5 King


Payment: Direct to operator
Currency: NZD
Fees: 3% credit card fee
Deposit Amount: One night of accommodation and valid credit card details
Payment Methods: Visa/Mastercard, American Express
Balance Due: 15 days prior to arrival
Terms & Conditions: Your booking will be made directly with the operator according to their regular terms & conditions.


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Gym Coffee Machine Wood Fire
Tennis Court Television Sauna
Restaurant Swimming Pool Minibar
Kayak Steam Room Fishing Equipment
Tea & Coffee Facilities


Breakfast Dinner Pre-Dinner Drinks

Optional Extras

Spa Treatments Local Tours Massage Treatments
Picnic Hamper

Note: Accommodation facilities, inclusions, fees & payment information is subject to change without notice. If you find any incorrect information, please let us know.

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