Waihoanga lodge


The Waihōanga Lodge is available for hire by groups, businesses, retreat operators, families, weddings and school groups. The lodge (including surrounding huts) has the facilities to sleep up to 34 people. There is a large hall within the Lodge which is used for group activities and a kitchen with a dining area which is available for self catering or catering can be arranged on request. There are two large bathrooms found within the Lodge as well as another shower and two toilets outside the Lodge.  Please scroll down for photos and further information regarding the accommodation and amenities which the Lodge provides.

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 Pukeko Lounge

Pukeko Lounge is found within the Lodge building and is a large carpeted room with a high chapel ceiling opening out into the garden. It is usually used as the main common room or meeting space and provides a warm welcoming environment with sofas, armchairs (seating approx. 40 people) and a large toasty logburner. This room is purposely kept simple so that the group hiring the Lodge can create the atmosphere they are wanting.

Waihoanga Lounge


Waihoanga meeting space
Waihoanga pukeko hall



The Kitchen and dining room are found within the Lodge next to Pukeko Lounge. The kichen is set up for self catering or we are able to offer options for full or part catering. The centre has a fully equipped kitchen including all cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery as well as two large fridges,  a hot water urn, toasters, three ovens and a microwave. 

waihoanga kitchen



The dining area surrounds the kitchen with trestle tables and chairs available to cater for the numbers needed. In this area there is also a wood burner and two sofas. There are two large outdoor covered eating spaces with LPG barbecues (gas supplied), an outdoor sink bench and plenty of outdoor dining furniture. In the evenings, braziers are available for dining outside options.

waihoanga dining


 Fire Circle

For those beautiful still starry nights, there is a fire circle which is available to use, by the small stream about 20m from the Lodge. 

waihoanga fire circle


Sleeping Areas 

There are four bedrooms within the Lodge and four huts in various locations around the Lodge, these are shown below


Has 4 bunks

Sleeps 8 people

waihoanha doc hut


Has 2 bunks

Sleeps 4 people

waihoanga accommodation


Has 5 bunks 

Sleeps 10 people

waihoanga accommodation

The 4 surrounding huts are the:

 Tui Hut

Has 2 single beds which can be zipped up to be made into a double. 

Sleeps 2 people

Waihoanga tui hut

Piwakawaka Hut

Has a double bed and 1 single

Sleeps up to 3 people


waihoanga piwakawaka hut

 The Chicken and Rooster Chalets are situated behind the Lodge up a slight hill and have their own separate toilet.


Chicken Chalet

Has a single bunk. Sleeps up to 2 people

Rooster Chalet

Has a single bunk. Sleeps up to 2 people 

Waihoanga chicken and rooster chalet



Every room has electric heating, and the dining area and main lounge has a log fire. All firewood is supplied. The centre has continuous hot water for showers and the kitchen sink.



There are two bathrooms within the Lodge each of which have 2 toilets, 2 showers and three hand basins. The hot water runs on gas so there is an ongoing supply of hot showers. There is another shower cubical outside at the end of the lodge with another outside flushing toilet.  There is also a seperate toilet up by the Chicken and Rooster Chalet.

waihoanga bathrooms