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About Us

The Lodge

A Lions Club PROJECT

The Lodge is a Lions Club Project, owned and operated by a registered Charitable Trust. The dedicated committee give their time freely. The Lodge is open to all with particular emphasis to school groups but also to four wheel drive clubs, Forest and Bird people, Study groups, Reunions and Wedding parties.

Pureora Forest Park Lodge is situated between Mangakino and Te Kuiti off SH30. Turn off onto Waitaramoa Road.

Our Facilities

We have a fully equipped kitchen and dining room that seats up to 60 people.

Our Accommodation

We have four main dormitories with one smaller room. We can comfortably sleep 50 people.


We have a range of outdoor and educational activities at Pureora Forest Lodge.

Activities can include canoeing, abseiling, bush walks, orienteering, team building, wildlife and conservation studies.

Our Facilities

1 Commercial oven and 1 domestic oven
Crockery and cutlery enough for at least 50 people
5 Toasters – enough to do 12 slices at a time
Walk in chiller
Domestic fridge/freezer
Large chest freezer
Cooking pots, bowls, utensils (enough to cook for at least 50)
(As some utensils seem to constantly go missing, you may like to bring your own good sharp knives and chopping board)
Washing machine
Drying racks for use in wet weather

Tables, with folding legs, and chairs to seat 60.
2 wall heaters

(Please bring own detergents, cleaners, etc)
3 Domestic brooms
4 large brooms
3 brush and shovel sets
One cotton mop and bucket
3 squeeze mops
Plastic buckets
Toilet brushes

Our Accommodation

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    5 rooms.
    2 X 14 bunk beds
    2 X 8 bunk beds
    1 X 7 beds (a smaller room often used by adults/cooks)
    All beds have a foam mattress

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    Toilets – separate male & female – 4 of each.
    Shower room – 4 showers with row of hand basins
    1 Disability toilet and shower room


There are a number of short and extrended walks in the forest adjacent to the lodge. Maps are available.
6 kayaks stored in the storage container
12 life jackets – 2 adult, 10 child..
grassed playing area,
rock climbing,
outdoor barbecue.