However, when we arrived and the owners (kathy & stephen) saw how tall Rupe was they didn’t think we would fit in the treehouse! I assured them that we were used to sleeping in a van for the previous two weeks so the treehouse was actually an upgrade but they insisted that they had no problem with upgrading us to a safari tent with no cost to us. After they showed us the treehouse we decided that maybe they were right and then when we saw the safari tent we were blown away. Perched up on a wooden platform overlooking the river was this two room safari tent complete with a queen bed and private patio. We slept like babies.
Tips for staying at Pagoda Lodge:
1: if you’re over 6′ tall pass on the tree house
2: kayaking along the river was gorgeous but don’t forget you have to turn around and go back. (Rupe used to Kayak all the time but we are way out of rowing shape. We made it out near the ocean ok but after fighting some waves and wind, about 3/4 of the way back we were about dead!)
3: pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the peaceful grounds
4: take advantage of the walking trails
To see more of our trip to New Zealand look here and here and more of Smitten Travels here.
Images by Sarah Sherman Samuel
how lovely and gorgeous!
kw ladies in navy
Wow so pretty. Looks very relaxing.
What a great idea and neat option for staying over night!! Cool 🙂
Love that you’re still sharing photos and words from your trip.