Give yourself the gift of time to…

enjoy nature, celebrate, escape, work, play, bring your friends, be yourself


Located on New Zealand’s Kapiti coast, just an hour’s drive from Wellington and Palmerston North, the Waihōanga River Lodge and Retreat is ideal for building, nurturing or celebrating with your community. Whether you want to organise a family party, a work retreat, workshop or conference, a wedding, a community hui, or a yoga, meditation or singing retreat, we have accommodation options to suit your needs.

“I love the warmth, beauty and character of the Waihōanga Centre. Its location, nestled right in the Otaki Gorge, is spectacular. I’ve been to weddings, workshops and weekend retreats there and know it’s a place I will keep coming back to for many years!”

– Skye Chadwick, returning guest

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Please ask for a custom quote for your booking. Community and schools discounts are available, as are custom quotes for weddings, large parties and other one-off events with many day guests.

Andy & Rhian
Waihōanga Centre
32 Waihōanga Rd
Otaki 5582
Aotearoa ~ New Zealand

General: +64 (0)6 364 3202
Bookings: +64 (0)27 384 1100

Email: [email protected]