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Thank You for making your reservation at The Hunting Lodge restaurant. Do you have a group of 6 or more and live within 10km or do you have a group of 8 and live within 35kms? Check below to see if you qualify for our courtesy shuttle exclusive to the restaurant...

Lets us get you home safely.
A courtesy shuttle that seats up to 11 passengers is available free of charge to take you home so that you can relax and enjoy your time with us without worrying about the drive back.
‘Locals Locals’ - for our guests that live within 10kms of us, the courtesy shuttle is free as long as there is a minimum of 6 people from your group travelling to one location.
‘Auckland Locals’ - for our guests that live within the wider Auckland region, the courtesy shuttle is free as long as there is a minimum of 8 people from your group traveling to one central Auckland location within 35km of us. 
We do not offer multiple trips, so if your group is larger than 11, contact us and we can help put you in touch with a local transport provider.
This service is exclusive to the restaurant and covers one way only - from our Restaurant to one location.
We recommend where possible, you book this service in advance as there is limited availability

Upcoming Events at The Hunting Lodge

The Easter Egg Hunt in the vines is back for 2019!

Our Easter Egg Hunt in the vines is back again for 2019 thanks to our mates at New World Kumeu. To get your chocolate fix, simply reserve a table at either our Cellar Door & Lawn Bar or Restaurant, Sunday 21 April and you and the family can take part in the Easter Egg Hunt which kicks off at 12.30pm. Spaces are limited for both dining options so get in quick.

Join us for an early casual lunch at our Cellar Door & Lawn Bar at 11am and enjoy our full menu including two special breakfast pizza options - an eggs benedict style pizza and smoked salmon & ricotta. Email or call (09) 964 0565.


Reserve a table in our Restaurant for lunch after the hunt. Email or call (09) 964 0565.

Meet The Makers

Come join us for 'Meet The Makers', an intimate dining experience with Des Harris (our Executive Chef) and local farmers from Kaipara Lamb at The Hunting Lodge Restaurant.

Let them take you on a pasture to plate culinary journey with a one-off menu designed by Des Harris (below).

While you enjoy a variety of different lamb cuts, including some that may surprise you, Des will be on hand to share a secret or two about how to make the most of an entire lamb in line with our firm belief in cooking sustainably.

Learn firsthand also how Richard, Dianne, Mark & Maree take pride in managing the wellbeing of their land and livestock and how they are working alongside Des to deliver a dining experience that showcases the tender and succulent qualities of Kaipara Lamb. A difference you will definitely enjoy tasting.

This is an evening you will not want to miss, limited seats are available and booking is a must!

When: 3 May 6:30-9pm
Cost: $80 with $40 optional wine match.
Where: The Hunting Lodge, 305 - 307 Waikoukou Valley Road, Waimauku.

Secure your booking here or email


Mother's Day High Tea at our restaurant
Treat your mum this Mother's Day (12th May) to a special high tea at our Restaurant. Enjoy a variety of treats including heritage pork sausage rolls, sweet & savoury scones, chocolate caramel slice and lemon tartlets just to name a few, all made in-house by Vix, our talented pastry chef. To book call (09) 965 5024 or email  Spaces are limited so get in quick!

To make a booking click here.


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