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Kai Iwi Lakes Resort

Kai Iwi Lakes Resort is the perfect holiday accommodation for all kinds of travellers in Dargaville. Relax in our self-contained holiday homes with rural views and a garden setting, only a short distance from the magnificent sparkling turquoise waters and pristine white silica sands of Kai Iwi Lakes. 

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Walk from the Kai Iwi Lakes Resort across picturesque farmland to Ripiro Beach – 40 min walk one way.

Drive north to Aranga and Walk up Maunganui Bluff (approx 1.5 hrs to climb). With its summit 460m above sea level. Or grab a bucket and collect mussels off the rocks at the base of Maunganui Bluff

20-minute drive north takes you to Trounson National Park 

The track climbs steadily to the top of Tokatoka, a very distinctive landmark in the Kaipara district. 



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Adventure Activities


Resort Facilities


On-site parking

On-site parking available 


Pets Welcome

Well-trained pets welcome by arrangement


Horses welcome

Horses welcome – grazing and secure paddocks


Storage available

Storage available for boats and floats


What our guests say

We stayed in the Taharoa House and it was the perfect place for our family to unwind and relax on the large front deck. The decor is modern and colourful - making you feel at home the moment you walk in. This is our go to place each summer.
S Priest
January 15, 2023
Our Glamping Tent was Pukeko. Its set on a deck in a fruit tree area away from the other holiday homes on the complex. We were provided with a lantern as theres no power in the tents. Vibrant colours on the bedding and a glorious chair inside. You get to use the communal house Moana for all cooking needs, shared fridge/freezer, bathroom facilities etc. Its so amazing to lay in bed and listen to the birds
M Styles
March 1, 2023
Thank you for a truly amazing stay! Your hospitality is quite outstanding. Theres no arrivals office but the staff text you in the morning with arrival instructions. For any personal attention over our stay- we just texted and the friendly staff were there in a jiffy. Amazingly stress free and not far to drive to the Lakes
V Abbott
November 4, 2023
The Kaipara Executive House is amazing for large gatherings. We booked several houses but congregated in the Kaipara House as it has huge entertainng areas and a jacuzzi. Very private away from the other houses.
M Chambers
Jun 17, 2023