How to get there
The lodge is located at NZMS50 GR 656 024 Frankham Road Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park.
From Tauranga, follow SH29 west to Omanawa Rd. Turn left onto Omanawa Rd and follow 13 kms to beyond seal end. Turn right into Mangaonui Road (private road). There is a locked gate 250 m from the junction; follow this road, passing the hydro weir on the Mangapapa River over the hill to Waitaia Lodge and hydro lake. Cross the dam, turn right up the hill to join Frankham Rd. Continue up this road to the Forest Park boundary; descend the hill to the Lodge. It is approx. 9 kms from the gate to the lodge.