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Tatahi Lodge is family owned and operated and as your hosts we are passionate about helping you enjoy every day of your holiday to the fullest.
From ensuring your accommodation experience is everything you expect it to be, to providing advice and guidance on the many activities and sights to see in Hahei and surrounding areas, we really believe in the personal touch and taking care of the little things that can make a difference to your holiday.
Having both spent working careers in customer service based industries it was by good fortune that the opportunity to purchase Tatahi Lodge came about. As it happened our daughter got married on Hahei beach and accommodation was arranged for guests at Tatahi Lodge. One of our guests struck up a conversation with the former owners who indicated that after many years running Tatahi Lodge they were thinking it was time for a change .We got to hear of this and we both looked at each other and said, wow, if only that could be us!
Six months later and what was a dream became a reality. Now we find ourselves living and working in one of the very special places in New Zealand, meeting people from all over the world, helping them make the most of Hahei and what the surrounding area has to offer. We absolutely love it !
Richard is a keen gardener ( he needs to be as he has 1.5 acres to look after! ) and a sports fanatic, particularly rugby, league, cricket, and golf. The AllBlack flag flies at Tatahi Lodge, always at full mast, unless we lose and that's not often thankfully! Richard's other interests are fishing both on the sea and lake and he is passionate about the history of New Zealand, especially the Coromandel.
Debbie loves family and friends and enjoys meeting people and making sure they are all having a fun and relaxing time. She especially enjoys the children that enliven Tatahi Lodge. She loves the beach, cafes, travel and fashion and relaxing in the garden that Richard does! Tatahi Lodge is her perfect Little slice of Heaven!
Its The Little things that can make a world of difference !!
We understand for many of our guests travelling from overseas it is not possible to pack everything you need to make the most of each stop on your journey. At Tatahi Lodge we are only too pleased to offer our guests access to a range of complimentary items and services allowing you to make the most everyday . These include :
- Beach towels
- Beach umbrella and chairs
- Beach equipment ie bogie boards
- Spades for Hot Water beach digs
- Tennis racquets / balls
- Balls and games to keep the children entertained
- Bikes for those that wish to explore the area on 2 wheels
- Fresh garden herbs
Looking after our Environment Tatahi is proud to support Kauri 2000, a trust established to undertake restoration of the Coromandel with NZ native Kauri trees which were extensively logged during the 19th century. Since 2000 over 23,000 young Kauri's have been planted on the Coromandel Peninsula to restore our forests for the enjoyment of future generations.
At Tatahi Lodge we are also conscious of the need to minimize our footprint on the environment.
We apply sustainable management practices to minimize waste, energy use, and water consumption without affecting guest comfort or enjoyment.