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Iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Guest reviews

4.6/5 Wonderful
74 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Parking included
Outdoor Space
Barbecue Grill
Room service


Explore the area

Popular LocationDriving Creek Railway29 min drive
Popular LocationBuffalo Beach57 min drive
Popular LocationLost Spring Thermal Pools57 min drive
AirportArdmore (AMZ)95 min drive

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  • Cottage, 2 Bedrooms

    Room amenities

    • 2 bedrooms
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 5
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  • Cottage, 1 Bedroom

    Room amenities

    • 1 bedroom
    • 1 bathroom
    • River view
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  • Chalet

    Room amenities

    • Studio
    • 1 bathroom
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  • Cabin

    Room amenities

    • Studio
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 6
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About this area

Te Mata

Located in Coromandel Forest Park, Te Mata Lodge is in a rural location and on a river. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Tararu Bay and Wilson Bay, while The Treasury and Thames Historical Museum are cultural highlights. Explore all the area has to offer with cave exploring and rock climbing.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Driving Creek Railway - 29 min drive
  • Mercury Bay - 57 min drive
  • Buffalo Beach - 57 min drive
  • Lost Spring Thermal Pools - 57 min drive
  • Cooks Beach - 73 min drive

Getting around

  • Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.) - 99 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cabin to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Te Mata Lodge

3.5-star cabin near the beach
Guests at this beach cabin will appreciate convenient on-site amenities such as a playground and barbecue grills. All 7 cabins offer free WiFi, balconies or patios and TVs with DVD players. Room service, coffee/tea makers and showers are among the other amenities available to guests.
Te Mata Lodge offers 7 forms of accommodation with DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower.

Property amenities


  • Near the beach


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Free self-parking

Family friendly

  • Playground

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Room service available


  • Shower only


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • TV in a common area

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony or patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • Laundry facilities


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Luggage storage
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • In a rural location
  • In a regional park

Things to do

  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Cave exploring nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby


  • 7 rooms
  • 2 floors
  • 8 buildings
  • Built in 1960



Check-in between 2 PM and 9:30 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 9:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Te Mata Lodge

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Te Mata Lodge and receive a full refund?
Yes, Te Mata Lodge offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Te Mata Lodge cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is this property pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this property?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 9:30 PM.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is this property located?
Situated in Coromandel Forest Park, this beach cabin is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Tararu Bay and within 12 miles (20 km) of Wilson Bay and Butterfly and Orchid Garden. Burke Street Wharf and The Treasury are also within 16 miles (25 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Te Mata Lodge

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

The blessing that was our host gave us...yes at no charge...fresh eggs as ours had come to a sad demise...and then free dvd's as it was the one rain day of our holiday. Once you get over the surprise of walking into your nanas 1960 bach you will settle into the couch or bed warm and cosy. Beautiful setting, bird life abound, was peaceful, thank you.

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

The owners are lovely and the grounds and river are very beautiful! However the drive is very steep and rough gravel! The lodge we stayed at had a very antique feel and a bit time warpish! If you over look the peeling paint and old fashioned kitchen it’s quirky and interesting! WiFi is available but limited! An interesting stay but not for those who want modern, chic and sterile! This is definitely a unique stay!

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Friendly greeting and staff, lovely location with a brilliantly beautiful backyard, full of things to explore on its own. Lodging is quaint and quiet with an amazing view from the porch.

Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
rustic bur right

Loved this place. A bit quirky and rustic but clean, well appointed, quiet and comfortable.Private river for swimming.Owners very obiling.

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2019