Sit back on comfortable couches and, on chillier nights, enjoy the huge open fireplace. We can supply firewood ($12/night- ordered at time of booking) or you can 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 chiller
  • pantry
  • commercial dishwasher and steriliser
  • separate washing up area  with four large sinks, drainers and work surfaces together with a commercial sanitizer

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  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 amazing on-site 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.


Cell phone reception is available at various locations within the lodge complex.  Please note that WiFi is not available.

Basement / Games room

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