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.

El Rancho Holiday Park

58 Weggery Drive, Waikanae Beach

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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.

El Rancho Holiday Park

The Lodge Te Horo

Te Horo

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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:

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.

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Waihōanga River Lodge

32 Waihōanga Road, Ōtaki

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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.


Waihōanga River Lodge and Retreat

Strathean Retreat Centre

212 Old Hautere Road, Te Horo

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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

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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

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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

The Milk Station

Anam Cara Gardens

The 10-acre Anam Cara has incredible gardens throughout, with plenty of picturesque backdrops perfect for taking photos and making memories. There are three accommodation options at Anam Cara Gardens sleeping up to 19 guests on-site: the Villa, the Annexed Apartment and the Groom’s Quarters.


Each modern and well-equipped space is continually being improved to offer the best possible experience to guests, no matter the occasion.

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Forest Lakes

156 Forest Lakes Road, Ōtaki

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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. 



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