Lounge room

Sit back on comfortable couches and, on chillier nights, enjoy the huge open fireplace. You can arrange firewood upon booking ($12/night) or bring your own untreated firewood.

Dining room

The dining room seats up to 120 people, with 10 tables seating up to 12 people on benches.


The kitchen includes:

  • pots and cooking utensils
  • plates, cups, cutlery
  • two commercial stoves
  • chest freezer
  • toasters
  • walk-in coolroom
  • pantry
  • commercial dishwasher and steriliser
  • separate washing up area close to kitchen, with four large sinks and work surfaces.

Please bring your own tea towels.


Deck and BBQ

Relax on the deck and enjoy sweeping views of countryside and nearby Mt Pirongia. A portable gas BBQ and two outdoor tables are available.



Separate male and female bathrooms each have hot running water, 4 shower cubicles, 5 toilets, and 6 basins.



A commercial washing machine and dryer are available; tokens are $5 each. There’s also a drying room.

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Displays in our onsite museum include:

  • fossils from the Kawhia area and beyond
  • local kauri industry
  • local geology
  • history of the Kawhia area
  • early Maori settlement
  • local Maori chief Te Rauparaha and the musket wars
  • European settlement
  • sailing ships


Parking for up to 25 vehicles is available next to the lodge. Overflow parking for 50 vehicles is available across the road.



As cell phone reception is not always reliable, a telephone is available at the lodge. Calls within the local calling area are free, and toll calls are available by request. The phone can receive incoming calls. Please note WiFi is not available.



The basement can be used as a meeting room.  Whiteboards and a computer are available, and a data projector costs $25 to hire. Dartboards and table tennis are also available.