Lonsdale Park

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Lonsdale Park

Ideal for school groups, church groups, youth groups, hobby groups, sports training, team building, family reunions, tramping clubs and adventure groups!

Lonsdale Park, located 2km down Matauri Bay Road, is situated in 17 acres, half of which is in stunning bush. It was generously donated to “The Children of Northland” by Mr and Mrs ‘Pop’ Driver in 1963.

Accommodation includes:
• General purposes hall with dining facilities for 77 people
• Attached kitchen with commercial stoves, double fridge, chest freezer, dishwasher and all cooking equipment, crockery and cutlery for 77 people
• Four student lodges with bunks (67 beds) and two adult lodges (10 beds) All lodges have showers and toilets either within or adjoining. Three lodges have ablution disability features
• Laundry with coin operated washing machine and drier
• Outdoor BBQ, mattresses, cleaning equipment, display boards, whiteboard, drop-down projector screen, re-cycling bins and optional rubbish disposal

Outdoor activities:
• A large grass playing area, shaded with pine trees
• Confidence course with flying fox, rope net, Burmese bridge, fireman’s pole, two-rope walkalong, tyre scrambling wall
• Group challenge course with activites to encourage group co-operation
• Commando course with rope and wall climbs, log wall, scramble net
• Blindfold course with 30 metres of cord winding through bush, over the stream and logs, around trees and obstructions
• Conservation area with 11 study stations
• Compass work with maps and compasses provided
• Orienteering course with master maps provided
• Hiking track over farmland and through bush down the Takou River, where there is a swimming hole
• Tug-o-war rope supplied
• Camp fire arena

Bring: Bedding, pillows etc, personal requirements, food, soap, toilet rolls, towels, detergent, tea towels, dishcloths, rubbish bags, coins for laundry, sports equipment, torches (for night walk) and first aid kit.

• ALL GROUPS: Min charge $150 per night for 15 or less people
• SCHOOLS: $10 a head, 1:6 ratio adults free of charge
• PRIVATE GROUPS: $200 hall hire + $300 refundable bond + $10 per head (conditions apply)
• DAY GROUPS: $200 hall hire + $200 refundable bond if required or $5 per head if using the grounds + toilet facilities
• BOOKING FEE: $150 non refundable if you cancel and we are unable to fill this booking
• Conditions apply. Make enquiries to 022 4055 278