Your Hosts ~ Trish and Mike

It is our desire to have each guest get the maximum value from their stay at Twin Waters Lodge, and to leave wanting to come back again. To this end, we have provided the most comfortable and luxurious accommodation and facilities that we can, compatible with protecting our remote and special environment.

As hosts, we want to make your stay as enjoyable as possible, and to assist with any other aspects of your visit to Golden Bay, New Zealand.

It is our pleasure to host you in our corner of the “North West”. Golden Bay has many attractions and, whether you are staying one day or longer, we want you to enjoy your stay in our slice of paradise.

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We have provided for your privacy by providing a private seating area in each guest room, a semi-private deck and a purpose-built guest lounge, “The Lodge”, where you can join us for drinks and to meet and share experiences with your fellow guests. Or you may simply choose to relax in this space, listen to music or play the piano. In the Lodge you can also watch a range of New Zealand movies and documentaries or enjoy television. Alternatively, you may want to join us in the main lounge, to share experiences or discuss travel plans.

Here at Twin Waters, we feel privileged to live in this beautiful environment. We believe in protecting this superb area of Golden Bay and particularly the Twin Waters setting. We believe that our guests who venture this far from “civilisation” and take on the Takaka Hill will think as we do and act responsibly. A copy of the “Eco-wise travel guide” from the New Zealand Ministry for the Environment is available in this compendium, and we are pleased to make a copy for you to take away if you so wish.

At Twin Waters we rely heavily on nature to produce our power and water, and assist us in managing waste. We also try to minimise our dependence on external energy. We try to depend on external resources as little as possible and to minimise our local environmental impact. Trish and Mike have been in the hospitality business for 20 years and take pride in creating a relaxing atmosphere for their guests. They have a passion for travelling and love meeting fellow travellers and sharing experiences. Hosting at Twin Waters Lodge is a distillation of the best of their experiences while travelling in more than 40 countries covering all parts of the world over the past 40 years. The rooms at Twin Waters lodge all contain photographs and artifacts collected during their travels. At Twin Waters Lodge, we offer a “wrap-around” service that will cater to all your needs while travelling.

In his “spare” time, Mike is a food scientist, working part-time for the prestigious Riddet Institute at Massey University. Trish is a photographer and author of several books, including “emails from Africa” and “Twin Waters Gourmet”, which contains recipes for meals available at Twin Waters.

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