Tremendous Value Venue For Large & Small Groups

Lodge | Kawhia | #37250

  • 25 Guests
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 61 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Come and enjoy the unique, peaceful and natural environment here at Te Kauri. Just an hour from Hamilton the Reserve with its 500 year-old kauri, stunning Karst landscapes, wetlands and wild life is just a few steps away. Just down the road is Te Puia hot Ocean Beach.

Available all year round the Lodge can accommodates up to 90 from small clubs to large families/whanau groups or training providers in a mix of bunkrooms, 4 smaller rooms (sleeping a maximum of 6 each) and a 6-bed studio.

Hotwater showers and toilets in a separate but adjacent building.

Our commercially equipped kitchen also has a walk-in chiller, pantry and a freezer already to feed those in the adjoining dining room (seats 120). This can also double as a meeting room with is wall-mounted whiteboards and a pull-down screen. We also have a syndicate/breakout room (seats 25) with whiteboards (data projector available for hire).

Our comfortable, airy lounge (with upright piano!) sports a large fireplace - ideal for those cooler Winter evenings but when its warmer why not take in the unrestricted views of Mount Pirongia whilst enjoying breakfast on the 50m² deck. The gardens have a variety of picnic tables and a barbeque withs immediate access on foot into the Reserve.

For the more adventurous - or perhaps those who really want to get away from it - a 30-minute walk into the bush will find you in a clearing alongside the Waikuku stream at our lightweight camp (with dunny). Guests are welcome to use the campsite (bring your own camping equipment).

This really is a perfect destination for large groups - birthdays, anniversaries and family/whanau events. Also ideal for team-building, conferences, training and led retreats.

Onsite parking for 25 (additional parking available). Bookings are not shared - groups have exclusive use of the whole lodge.

Special conditions:

Smoking allowed outdors and away from buildings.

Young children must be supervised on the deck.

Cleaning materials supplied (detergent, sprays, tea towels, mops, buckets, brooms}. Guests may use their own cleansers but NO bleach.

Guests must supply their own dishcloths.

Hand-santiiser gels welcome but NO anti-bacterial handwashs.

Hangi pits available but must be approved by the Custodian and fire permit obtained.

Guests should make own arrangements for rubbish disposal prior to departure.

Extras: Data Projector (Optional, NZ$20.00 per stay); Hangi pit (included); Rubbish Removal (Optional, NZ$0.00 per stay); Firewood - Boilers (Optional, NZ$24.00 per night); Firewood - Lounge (Optional, NZ$12.00 per night); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave; Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bunkroom 1

    16 x Single bed

  • Bunkroom 2

    16 x Single bed

  • Room 1

    3 x Single bed

  • Room 2

    8 x Single bed

  • Room 3

    8 x Single bed

  • Room 4

    4 x Single bed

  • Studio - Centre Section

    2 x Single bed

  • Studio - Lounge

    1 x Single bed

  • Studio - Rear Section

    3 x Single bed


Maybe booked

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

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