Two Northland luxury accommodation establishments have been named in the 2016 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Award as among the top 25 Small Hotels in New Zealand and the South Pacific.

Waipoua Lodge, on State Highway 12 in the Waipoua Forest, has been named at number five on the list, the fourth year in a row the lodge has made the list.

On the TripAdvisor awards website Waipoua Lodge is described as "a lovely and warm" retreat. Coming in at number 15 on the list was The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, part of the Kauri Cliffs estate and golf course near Matauri Bay, in the Far North.

On the awards website The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs is described as "Heaven on earth. Golf spectacular."

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