Hokianga Express at Opononi Wharf Hokianga Harbour
Waiotemarama Falls Lodge is the Hokianga's finest accommodation experience.  See the real New Zealand bush!

Activities include sandboarding, hiking, fishing, hunting, birdwatching, stargazing, horsetrekking, Maori culture experiences, art trails, the Waipoua Forest and so much more!

Book now for this unique accommodation experience.
Options include:
     * Deep sea game fishing
     * Linefishing
     * Surf casting
     * Kite fishing
     * Extreme spear fishing
     * Scuba diving
     * Free diving
     * Trout fishing
     * Netting
     * Shellfish collection

  OR: Just take the kids to the wharf with a handline!
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Fresh water (Rainbow Trout)

Rainbow trout were first released into the Kai Iwi Lakes in 1968.  These pristine dune lakes are located 60 minutes south of the Lodge, through the Waipoua Forest.

The lakes offer excellent trout fishing conditions. Trout weighing up to 4 kg have been caught.  The lake fisheries are managed by the Northland Fish & Game Council. Each year the society release 2000 trout fingerlings into the lakes.

All persons fishing at the lakes are required to hold licenses. These can be obtained from licensed agents & sports shops in Dargaville and Kaikohe.

No more than 3 trout may be taken by any one person in a day. All trout taken must exceed 300 mm in length.

Just 15 minutes from the Omapere jetty you can capture huge striped marlin, yellow fin tuna, kingfish, snapper, bluenose and giant bass just to name a few. 

The striped marlin out from the Hokianga are some of the biggest in the world today. Tag and release are encouraged.

Beyond the majestic sand dunes, the sea life is abundant.  It is not unusual to see dolphins swimming along side the boat, seals lazing on the surface or huge sunfish and marlin feeding on unsuspecting shoals of small fish.
Kai Iwi Lakes
Peter Clark
Hokianga Express Charters
Phone: 09 4058872
Mobile: 021 405872
Fax: 09 4058863
Email: hkexpress@xtra.co.nz

Fishing charters
Hokianga Express at Opononi Wharff Hokianga Harbour
North Head Hokianga Harbour
Marlin on deck off Hokianga Harbour
Young snapper fisherman on Hokianga Harbour
Kai iwi lakes
Native tui in a flowering New Zealand flax bush
Waiotemarama Falls Lodge
Extraordinary Private Accommodation Experience
Kauri Coast, Opononi, Northland, New Zealand
and Kiwi Sanctuary!
Your hosts standing outside The Lodge
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