Tahi Lodge

Quality Accommodation - Snells Beach - Matakana Coast - Auckland - New Zealand

At Tahi Lodge you will be greeted with stunning sea and coastal views, smiles and a warm welcome from your hosts Warren & Lauren Kitchin.

Only a one hour scenic drive north from Auckland to the beautiful Matakana Coast Wine Country Region and its picturesque rural/coastal setting - Tahi Lodge is situated at Snells Beach close to many activities and attractions.

Tahi Lodge is ideal for relaxing short breaks, holidays with family and friends or celebrating special occasions such as birthdays, weddings or anniversaries. Extended stays can also be accommodated during off peak months (June-September).

The property can host up to a total of six guests plus infants. The Kawau Apartment can host 4 guests and is a fully self contained Deluxe Apartment. The Matakana Suite can host 2 guests and is a Deluxe King Suite. Both have private entrances and our room tariffs include continental breakfast supplies.

Additional services offered include room dressing for special occasions and picnic hampers to enjoy at our wonderful local beaches and reserves. You can also treat someone special or a prize winner to a Tahi Lodge gift voucher. Please contact us for available options.

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Check in time is from 2-9pm, check out time is 10am.


Food & Beverage

Tahi Lodge guests are provided continental breakfast supplies in room which includes fresh seasonal fruit, yoghurt, home-made muesli, a range of other cereals including gluten free options, bread, jams, and fruit juice.   A range of tea and coffee options are offered free of charge.  Nespresso coffee is also available - charge applies.

The Matakana Coast Region offers a number of boutique vineyards, cafes, restaurants and bars where you can enjoy dining out and sampling local wines, beer, ciders and a wide range of other beverages.

There are also a range self catering options from New World, Countdown and Four Square food markets. 

Take away meal options include Fish & Chips, Pizza, McDonal'ds, Pita Pit which can be enjoyed at our local reserves, beaches or back at Tahi Lodge.

Below are just some of the options you can enjoy (please check for opening times which can vary by season).


Brick Bay Winery, Snells Beach - restaurant and scuplture trail

Ascension Vineyard, Matakana - Winery, restaurant and function venue.

Herons Flight Vineyard & Cafe, Matakana - Fine Wine & Grapejuice.

Hyperion Wines, Matakana - Vineyard and winery - tours and tasting.

Ransom Wines, Warkworth - Vineyard, winery, and wine bar. 

Cafes & Restaurants

Snells Beach/Sandspit

Brick Bay Winery

Little & Local


Parsley Pot Cafe
Salty Dog Inn, Snells Beach - reproduction of an Olde English pub.

Cafe Sandspit, Sandpit  - Water front cafe - beside the Sandspit ferry wharf.



Matakana Market Kitchen, In the Matakana Village

Plume Cafe - 

Plume Restaurant -  

Matakana Pub, 100 year old building - bar, bistro and restaurant.

The Stables Restaurant & Bar, Matakana Country Park

Rusty Pelican Bar, Restaurant, Pizzeria & Rusty Tui Sports Bar

Morris & James Cafe, Courtyard cafe-bar in an idyllic setting next to pottery showroom.

Hungry Elephant Cafe & Gallery, Cafe with courtyard garden and gift shop.

Sawmill Cafe and Micro Brewery, 


Bridgehouse Bar & Restaurant, Warkworth - landmark est. 1854, views over the Mahurangi River.

Wharf Street Bistro, Warkworth,  fully licensed restaurant by the river.


Leigh Sawmill Cafe, Leigh - set in an old sawmill, close to Goat Island on the way to Pakiri Beach.  Great food, wine, beer and regular live music.


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