Te Kauri Lodge
“An authentic bush experience in a pristine natural environment”
Facilities: Te Kauri Lodge features two 37-bed dorms, four separate 4-bed rooms (sleeping3-6) and 2 studios. The lodge is fully equipped with kitchen, dining room, laundry, lounge with open fireplace, separate training room and natural history museum.
Tramping: An 1100 hectare native bush reserve, managed by the Department of Conservation, is right on the lodge’s doorstep. A range of walks, from 20 minutes to 4 hours long, allow you to experience the reserve’s natural beauty. This includes impressive views, spectacular waterfalls, towering limestone bluffs, 400 year old kauri, huge kahikatea, caves, clear streams and glow worms. The reserve is home to many native birds including bellbirds, tui, kingfisher, kereru, falcons, and morepork.
An Environmental Education programme is available at a reasonable cost. The programme connects Year 4 to 10 students with nature,via investigation and observation and includes the modules:
• Bush Study
• Stream Ecosystem
• Pest Control
• Natural history museum
• visit ‘Eeldorado’ to see ‘tame’ eels
• rock climbing with Raglan Rock
• visit Kawhia’s hot water beach
• marae visit
• Kawhia Museum
• sacred pohutukawa in Kawhia
• hunt for fossils at Putiputi Point
• visit Taharoa beach and sandmining
• Kawhia Harbour cruise.
Overnight Rates for school Groups: $12
Other groups: Adults: $23, Youths (5-15year) $15, Under 5s free
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