About Us

Your Hosts

Your Kiwi hosts, Garth & Angie London, share with their guests their passion for quality local food and wine, exploring the outdoors and the simple pleasure of sharing good company. Oh, and also the mantra that every day should start with the perfect cup of coffee!

Garth comes from a pioneering family who were early settlers in the Pureora Forest during the timber milling days. Growing up on the banks of the Whanganui River and exploring the nearby Tongariro National Park instilled in Garth a lifelong passion for the outdoors and adventure. A keen hiker, climber, mountain biker, amateur photographer and painter, Garth enjoys sharing his passion and knowledge over that perfect cup of coffee he’s prepared for you …

Angie is also a keen outdoors enthusiast, especially hiking and biking. Her great passion however, is creating simple but tasty food to share with her guests. There’s always a home-baked treat just waiting for you to enjoy. Garth & Angie also grow much of the produce served at the lodge in their pottager garden in the beautiful grounds of Whakaipo Lodge.

Garth & Angie look forward to sharing the beauty and tranquility of Whakaipo Lodge with you soon.