Lodges, Retreats & Team Escapes
If you need group accommodation for a wedding, retreat, sports event, conference or function, you can't go past any of these fantastic options.
Field Way, Waikanae Beach
Longshore is a sprawling beach house with great indoor-outdoor flow, directly adjacent to the brilliant Waikanae beach. Eight generous bedrooms accommodate 20 guests in quality beds, and there are 2 additional mattresses for children.
By day, soak up the sun on the beachfront decks and lawns. Play tennis or swim in the heated outdoor pool, then enjoy a BBQ lunch at the long table in the courtyard. In the evening, enjoy a predinner drink and watch the sunset from the mezzanine Kapiti room, then share dinner with friends or family around the huge dining table at the heart of the house.
Need more space? Book Seabreeze (4 bedrooms, up to 12 guests) and/or the Tennis Pavilion (studio bach with small bunkroom, for up to 6 guests) as well.
El Rancho Holiday Park
58 Weggery Drive, Waikanae Beach
El Rancho Holiday Park, just off the Expressway and a short walk to Waikanae Beach provides comfortable accommodation from camping and caravan sites to cabins and lodges. Most of the accommodation is self-serviced leaving you more dollars to enjoy your holiday.
With a wide variety of on-site activities, the location is ideal for walking and cycling with tracks bordering the Waikanae River and around the estuary to Waikanae Beach.
The El Rancho complex also has a range of really decent motel units depending on budget and preference. There are units suitable for individuals, couples and families at a very competitive price.
The Lodge Te Horo
From the moment you turn off the country road and down the driveway, you’ll know relaxation and indulgence are coming your way.
The Lodge Te Horo offers 3 accommodation options:
- The House which sleeps 8
- The Apartment which sleeps 4
- The Bunkhouse which sleeps 7
Book all three and congregate in The House - a modern, well-presented retreat featuring a spacious open-plan design, vaulted ceilings, and an array of windows and doors that drench the entire home in sunlight.
Waihōanga River Lodge
32 Waihōanga Road, Ōtaki
This unique venue includes river access for a great backdrop for any photo shoot! With a range of accommodation options including yurts and glamping a stay at Waihanga River Lodge will definitely be a memorable event!
Whether you want to organise a family party, a work retreat, a workshop or conference, a wedding, a community hui, or a yoga, meditation or singing retreat, there is a space to suit your needs.
Strathean Retreat Centre
212 Old Hautere Road, Te Horo
Strathean offers accommodation for retreats, mostly in twin or single rooms, some with their own ensuite.
There is a newly built yoga sanctuary available for guests surrounded by totara forests and beautiful countryside.
733 Otaki Gorge Rd, Otaki
Waimanawa offers a truly unique location that fully embraces all that nature can offer. The facility has the versatility to cater for a wide range of requirements, from business conferences through to workshops and small groups. The crown jewel of the lodge is the large, multi-purpose main room fully equipped for groups and conference events.
The Waimanawa kaitiaki are committed to ensuring that you have an enjoyable, hassle-free and relaxed stay. And that’s not hard to do – being sheltered by natural bush, fresh country air and the sound of the mighty awa below.
The Milk Station
35 Rahui Road, Ōtaki
Restored to a world-class standard for you to discover, this inspired venue includes a main reception area for 200 people, cigar room, finishing kitchen, four acres of European inspired gardens, and 5 star accommodation.
Read all about this beautiful building in the article from The Herald - The Milk Station is a testament to one woman's vision
156 Forest Lakes Road, Ōtaki
Nestled on the beautiful shores of Lake Waitawa, an hour north of Wellington, Forest Lakes offers a range of venues and accommodation options, suitable for groups of up to 200.
Forest Lakes has cabins with bunks and bathrooms, through to private self-contained lakeside villas - and everything in between.
The wide range of on-site activities suits a variety of ages and needs including fast, wet, challenging, team building, or relaxing activities for all occasions.