Lodge Dorms

The main lodge can sleep 47 people. In the main lodge building there are six bunk rooms: Four 8-bunk rooms One 4-bunk room One 14-bunk room There is under-floor heating in five of the rooms.The main dining room is heated with a large wood-burner stove.

Lodge Kitchen

The kitchen and BBQ shed are fully equipped. The kitchen has: Two 6-burner gas stove's with oven's, wood stove, commercial-sized toaster, Microwave, domestic freezer Plenty of large pots, pans, bowls and serving utensils. Occupants should bring their own personal cutlery and plates. The outside barbeque shed has: A large walk-in chiller, BBQ and Several barbeque fires with supplied firewood.

Recreation Hall & Dorms

The Recreation Hall is ideal for group activities Its ideal for lectures, performances and other indoor recreational activities. This hall is not a bunkroom except in an emergency - such as being rained out from the campsite - it can sleep 35 people.


The ablution block is behind the main lodge. It has: Separate male/female areas, outside sinks, several private shower rooms, ramp and disabled access, shower/toilet room, drying room for wet clothes.


Only 300 meters from the lodge, but in its own private setting, is a campsite which schools can use to accommodate a second group. Large bell tents that sleep 8 people are available to rent for $25 per tent per night. Facilities here include: a roofed shelter with pantry, wood shed, cold water taps, a large fireplace for hot water and cooking, two long-drop toilets.

Resident Custodian

Our custodian/instructor is resident at the lodge for most of the year. The instructor can provide: Advice and instruction in bush craft, lead abseiling, lead hikes, supervise other learning activities for schools etc. Availability of resident instructor is restricted to 2 days a week. The custodian may be available for activities by prior arrangement for weekend groups at an extra charge. Luke Merrick is the Lodge's current Custodian. bookings@ngatuhoa.org.nz