Whitianga and the surrounding Mercury Bay area is a recreational paradise! International Lodge Residents have free use of bicycles and various sports equipment. Day excursions such as fishing, trekking and horse riding can be made by arrangement. We can also arrange introductions for Residents who wish to become involved in the community and become a member or volunteer of local clubs or groups. These include rugby, netball, tennis, squash, golf and fishing.
The lodge telephone facilities include free local and incoming calls. Residents use phone cards to make toll and international calls home. Each resident will be issued with a key to their own room and a key to the lodge. Residents are welcome to have friends at the lodge however after 11.30pm will need to leave the premises. The Lodge Manager will provide on site supervision and will provide after hours assistance if required. Residents are welcome to use the sporting equipment including bicycles, tennis racquets, and the kayak (at their own risk) Free parking off street is also available. The Lodge provides accommodation for adults of all nationalities. Especially suited to students taking a language course at Coromandel Outdoor Language Centre, and travellers who would like to stop and explore the Coromandel for a few weeks or months. We also have one or two rooms available for people who are looking for a night or weekend away.
International Lodge has been designed and purpose built with its residents in mind. We have created a 'home' for travellers who wish to relax and stay a while in our beautiful town and experience our unique kiwi lifestyle. Not a backpackers, not a hotel or motel - International Lodge is a warm, wooden villa offering independent living for those seeking some 'space and privacy' and the opportunity share their NZ travel or study experience with others. We ask our Residents to treat the Lodge as their home, and expect them to respect the property of the Lodge and other residents to ensure it remains a clean and comfortable and welcoming environment for everyone.