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114 Snowsill Road Waihirere, Gisborne 4071 New Zealand
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#3 of 4 lodges in Gisborne
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Luxury accommodation at 5 star eco lodge in stunning landscape with neighboring nature reserve.
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Julia wrote a review Jan 2022
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I joined the Gisborne Camera Club for a relaxing, informative afternoon at Knapdale Eco Lodge. I loved interacting with the photogenic Highland cattle and enjoying the informative talk from Kees as we strolled around the farm . The climb up to the pa site was well worth the effort with expansive views and we all felt ready for the delicious spread for afternoon tea prepared by Kay. Great place to end the day with a glass of wine. Perfect hospitality in an gorgeous setting.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Kirsten C wrote a review Feb 2021
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Kees & Kay are such genuine loving people who made our wedding day so special. Their organisation skills, attention to detail, prompt communications made our day run smoothly. The food was a highlight. Everything was delicious from the canapes to the main to the dessert. We couldn't have planned our Wedding without them. If you are looking for an exceptional wedding venue and food that's out of this world, I can't recommend Knapdale enough !
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Date of stay: March 2020
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HaraldW743 wrote a review Jan 2020
Frankfurt, Germany11 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a fantastic stay at Knapdale Eco Lodge. The room was spacious, clean and totally comfortable with a beautiful view of the farmland. Knapdale is a very nice and peaceful place, where you can really relax. The breakfast was just great and dinner was awesome. Kay is a fantastic cook. An absolute highlight was also the walk with Kees across the farmland with all the animals (sheep, cattle, swan, ducks and of course the dogs) . We were so friendly and warmly received and felt almost like old friends. We had the impression that our wishes were read from our eyes. Thank you so much, Kay and Kees for this unforgettable stay! All the best to you.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Reece W wrote a review Sept 2019
London, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
Kees, Kay and their team were nothing short of amazing - we simply couldn't have done it without their organisation, attention to detail, prompt communications and genuine interest in us personally. We planned out wedding with them while we were overseas and they made our day as easy as possible for us. Lovely people and great venue!
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Susan H wrote a review Feb 2019
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I was fortunate enough to visit this lovely lodge in December. I went with a group of people forc clay bird shooting and dinner. We were greeted by the lovely host and told a bit about the beautiful place and told what to expect when we went clay bird shooting. Our host was very professional and helpful. We walked across the farm to shoot and then walked back again for dinner. We had drinks and entrees outside. The seating and views were wonderful. It was hard to tear ourselves away to go inside for dinner. Our host lit the outside fire for us and the atmosphere was amazing. I was expecting something special for dinner and I wasn’t disappointed. The meal was excellent, the staff were very friendly. It was a night to remember and I would highly recommend this very special place with such wonderful friendly hosts.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Susan W wrote a review Feb 2019
Bath, United Kingdom155 contributions60 helpful votes
Wish there were more superlatives to describe this place. We celebrated a wedding here and it was absolutely the most memorable occasion I have ever been to. The location is outstanding with service second to none. Everything was fabulous and the food...how can I describe it....excellent for130 guests!!! What a way to start a married life together...full marks you guys. ThNk you memories I will treasure.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Ads wrote a review Jan 2019
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My fiancé and me booked Knapdale for our wedding. Due to unforseeable circumstances and to our dismay we were unable to get married there. Kees and Kaye were more than happy to return our deposit. We attended a wedding there recently and it was perfect ! Very highly recommended
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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AntinaGe wrote a review June 2018
Neuwied, Germany9 contributions3 helpful votes
It was our second - and not the last - visit to Knapdale Eco Lodge! The whole visit was a great experience. The Food, the Lodge, the forest. Kees and Kaye made us feel like family. We will definitely come back!
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Richrun24 wrote a review Mar 2018
Highworth, United Kingdom95 contributions42 helpful votes
We were fortunate enough to stay at the Knapdale Eco Lodge for two nights during our four week holiday in North Island. The Lodge is a luxurious property set in extensive grounds. Built by Kay and Kees from mainly locally sourced materials it is the perfect place to relax after a day’s sightseeing. Our hosts made us feel very welcome from the moment we stepped through the door. After taking our suitcases to our room we joined them in the kitchen while Kay was preparing the evening meal. Kees produced a bottle of local wine for us to share and we were able to spend time learning about New Zealand, the local area and most interesting of all the forestry industry. On our second night Kees took us for a walk around the farm and the forest which he has been planting for many years. We “helped” round up the sheep, fed the pig and met the hens and ducks before climbing through the forest for a stunning view of the surrounding countryside. Kees has an extensive knowledge of forestry and it was fascinating to listen to him talk passionately about the subject. After our walk we joined Kay, Kees and a friend for our evening meal. Kay had asked previously if we had any preferences or allergies and then produced a meal which would have not been out of place in a Michelin starred restaurant. We would recommend a stay at the Knapdale Eco lodge without hesitation. You will not be disappointed
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Burkie497 wrote a review Nov 2017
Gisborne, New Zealand58 contributions14 helpful votes
We attended a wedding at Knapdale Eco Lodge and what a treat , outstanding scenery , delicious food , and first class hospitality . I would thoroughly recommend this venue for any event / function . Thanks guys and well done .
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about Knapdale Eco Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Knapdale Eco Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Gray's Bush Scenic Reserve Walks (3.3 km), Station Life In Rural New Zealand (6.4 km), and Siege of Waerenga-a-Hika Memorial (2.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Knapdale Eco Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Knapdale Eco Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Knapdale Eco Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Knapdale Eco Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Knapdale Eco Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Knapdale Eco Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Knapdale Eco Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Siege of Waerenga-a-Hika Memorial (2.5 km).
Is Knapdale Eco Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.