Sleeping 28 people, and with a hall that can be used for social gatherings, the Red Deer Lodge is the perfect place to hire for school, tramping, church, youth or family groups, to celebrate family reunions, weddings or birthdays, or even to hold meetings. Built between 1963 and 1965 by the voluntary labour of the Nelson Branch of the New Zealand Deerstalkers Association, it is still owned and used by them. Initially used a base facility for outdoor sports, it still retains its sporting flavour with its big riverstone fireplace and various trophy heads on the walls.
There is a minimum of 10 people for a booking. Groups under 18 years of age MUST have an adult supervisor, while groups of 20 or more children or students must be accompanied by at least 3 adults.
Numbers must not exceed 28 for overnight accommodation
Do not touch or hang things from the Trophy Heads or mistreat other heritage items in the lodge.
This facility relies solely on rain water for its water supply. For this reason, please conserve water especially during the during dry periods
Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$125.00 per stay); Admin Booking Fee (Required, NZ$15.00 per stay); Single night surcharge (Optional, NZ$22.00 per stay); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);