Welcome to

Kauaeranga Forest Education Camp

The perfect location to set up base and explore the many trails and historical sites of the beautiful Kauaeranga Valley or to relax and enjoy nature

Whether you are a school group, club or society, a group of friends and family wishing to gather or hold a special occasion, the Kauaeranga Education Camp is the place for you!

While on conservation land, the lodge is owned by a non-profit society and was built in 1979. Since then a committee of dedicated folk have been running and maintaining the lodge for the purpose of providing a place for people to experience nature, promote outdoor pursuits and enjoy the diverse Kauaeranga Valley.

The old name of the Valley was Waiwhakaurunga, which may be understood as ‘the upper reaches with many bathing pools’, which is an excellent description of this amazing river. Come explore for yourself – you will not be disappointed!

Tour of Kauaeranga Forest Education Camp

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View of Table top mountain and the front entrance / parking area

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Main Entrance Area

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Back door and outdoor area

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View from the deck of Kauaeranga Forest Education Camp

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Main Hall and Kitchen area

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Main Hall and dining / common area

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Bunk rooms

There are 4 rooms with 9 bunks, 2 rooms with 3 bunks, and one room with four bunks

Interested In Spending The Night, A Weekend, Or For A Week?

The Kauaeranga Forest Education Camp has capacity to sleep 46

and you’ll need to book in advance.


A bond of $300 is due on confirmation of booking
There is a minimum charge of $200 per night
Schools$350 / Night
Adults Overnight$20 / Night
Children (Under 16 years old) Overnight$15 / Night

For venue conferences (such as weddings, team building exercises, reunions, etc), these are charged on a case by case basis, depending on your requirements.

At the end of camp your bond will be off-set against your final bill provided no claims for damages or cleaning are made.

Once your booking is confirmed we will send you a Camp Information Book with all you need to know prior to arrival.

To ensure everyone is prepared! You can also download and share the Camp information book from here.

Before you arrive please have a look at things you need to know for safety as well as the rules of the camp.

Please contact Chaz Taylor the Warden

Phone: +64 7 868 7283