You choice of Lodge Cabins, Self Contained Cottages or a Marae Stay
Unpretentious and affordable, a selection of lodge cabin rooms and stand-alone cabins provide an affordable option for families, couples, tourists, hunters, fishermen, mountain bikers and students.
Lodge cabins can accommodate 4 – 6 people, on either single or double bunk beds.
$100 per room per night for 2 people,
Three separate one-bedroom self-contained cottages with bathroom and kitchenette facilities are available and a great option for couples, families or groups of friends.
The self-contained cottages can accommodate from 2 to 5 people.
$180.00 per room per night for 2 people,
A large, mono pitch, fully self-contained house featuring 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 2 separate wash rooms, overlooking Lake Aniwhenua.
Enjoy the fully covered 3m deck out the front of the house, with uninterrupted panoramic views of the peaceful lake.
In the early morning hours, watch sacred mists roll across the lake. As the sun drops below the horizon in the afternoon, the skies are painted with brilliant oranges, pinks, reds and purples – an artist’s palate! A place to sit and watch the natural world go by, or indulge in a fun filled weekend getaway with friends and family.
This accommodation option is suitable for groups of friends, families or special interest groups, such as mountain bikers, hunters and fisher-people and their partners.
5 BEDROOMS // 3 BATHROOMS // 2 WASHROOMS
For groups of 10 people or more, enjoy a traditional welcome on to our marae. Experience the powhiri (welcome ceremony). The karanga (call of welcome) will cut through the air, as the host tribe brings you safely on to the sacred grounds. Haka powhiri (welcome haka) and whaikorero (speeches of welcome) delivered by our kaumatua (elders) will ensue, followed by waiata (songs of support for the speeches given). The ceremony ends with the hongi - pressing of noses, and sharing the breath of life to become one.
Enjoy a tour through the ancestral meeting house, one of New Zealand’s elite carved meeting houses, before you share a meal (morning tea, lunch or afternoon tea) with the host tribe. Kai (food) is an integral part of the ceremony, and ensures noa (spiritual balance) – as the tapu (sacredness) is lifted, and you become one with the people of Ngati Manawa.
Marae Visits or Overnight Marae Stay are arranged upon enquiry. Interactive education programmes are created/tailored on a case by case basis.
Please note, this is a traditional, living, ancestral marae – so tangihanga (funerals) and special tribal events/meetings will take precedence over commercial pre-bookings.
CAPACITY: 10 TO 100 PEOPLE