Guestbook

Enjoyed your stay at Tutira Lodge? We would love to hear from you, please contact us with your comments or stories.

Here are some words from our guests:

What a wonderful place and great people. We stayed only two days but it seemed like a lifetime. Dinky and Nick are the best hosts and I am so please to have stayed in a true piece of New Zealand. When we return to England (who beat the all blacks!) it’s Tutira that we will say represents New Zealand.
Chris & Joanne

What a lucky place to come upon unexpectedly. A great place and lovely people to spend three days with. It’s a pity it couldn’t have been longer. Thanks
Nick and Claire

Thanks for the awesome time, laughs and life changing experiences.
Graeme

Nick, what can I say. Thanks for your company and entertainment. Great meals, drinks and friends.
Jilly

Yup it’s quite a place you’ve built and a wonderful lifestyle here in beautiful Tutira. Thanks so much for showing us around and seeing that we got to meet so many of your friends. We have enjoyed ourselves enormously and have had our breath taken away over the last few days.
Paul

Came to a wedding here in Tutira and found the lodge. Awesome place, loved the lodge and the company. Love the lodges awesome country feel, would recommend to anyone. Hopefully we will be back with more friends.
Riley

We have been in NZ for 10 days staying at campsites – what a mistake! This is our first experience of REAL New Zealand. Brilliant. Very many thanks.
John

Thanks for the hospitality and the ‘no problem’ atmosphere. Take care old pig farmer.
Ben and Helen

A real city escape. No fresher food on earth. Bootiful
Pam

Tutira Lodge, a crazy place to visit. It all starts with the infectious laugh of dinky (your hostess) which apparently can be heard from Napier and generates an immediate smile. Driving toward the lodge chester the 3 footed deer greets you (he is very partial to lolly cake). Being met at the door by nick a real kiwi eccentric who lives in peter pans never never land, still racing a motor bike on a death wish into his dotage (a 3 wheeler ! an age thing). The head of his favorite horse looks into the main lounge, its rumoured its arse etc fills the adjacent bedroom. His life stories would have killed a lesser man.

The rugged beauty of this place is awesome, a short stroll over the hill past the old trucks takes you to a field full of piglets of varying sizes and never far away is a very short pony with a big attitude.

There are many spectacular walks including kiwi reserve, lake tutira and many varied trecks through the hills

All in all a must do experience.
Alan the pomme