Keep in Touch!

If you love it here as much as we do, please keep in touch… there are a number of ways to stay connected with us: Like is on the Waihōanga Facebook page Follow us on @waihoanga on Instagram Subscribe to our (not very frequent) newsletter Please also leave a review on Google, TripAdvisor and/or Facebook – we really appreciate your support. Waihōanga Newsletters: November 2018 …

May 4th: Waihōanga Autumn Fete

Do you fancy a nostalgic trip back to Waihōanga, or want to scope a new event (a wedding maybe or a significant birthday?) or want to show this special place to friends.. or maybe you just like the idea of a drive up the Kāpiti Coast and spending some time with good people beside the river. Please join us, Saturday May 4th, …

How to find Waihōanga

Not everyone knows how to follow the “invisible signposts” to Waihōanga, so here are a range of tools to help you find your way – including a handy map that we recommend you download now… as you’re very likely to lose signal along the way! Address to pop into your device: 32 Waihoanga Rd, Otaki 5582 Waihoanga directions  (PDF)   The Otaki …

Upcoming public events at Waihōanga: January – June 2019

We don’t organise retreats ourselves at Waihōanga,  but several groups organise retreats that have an open registration. Here are some that are coming up – please contact the organisers directly for more details… and we hope to see you here soon! February 2019 Kadodo Drum & Dance School 15-17 February 2019 Immerse yourself in an inspiring weekend of African drum, dance …

Private accommodation in the area

The Waihōanga Lodge has four separate bedrooms. These sleep four (2 bunks), ten (5 bunks), eight (4 bunks) and four (4 singles), respectively. In addition, all bookings also can use Chicken and Rooster huts, which each sleep two people (1 bunk bed in each hut). The lodge and huts included in the base package can therefore can sleep up to 30 …

Waihōanga River Lodge and Retreat: video

Here’s a video made by our friend George Guille during the summer of 2017. While he was here there was a school camp, a strategy workshop, a family party and a wedding. We love the use of his drone footage to show off the location of Waihōanga right next to the Tararua Forest Park as well. He’s coming back in 2018 …

Activities at Waihōanga

Waihōanga is a beautiful place to explore something new: from activities in the high ropes course and on the river, to gentle relaxation or meditation, to gaining new knowledge and insights about local plants, lifestyle choices and bushcraft skills. We love to host guests at the Waihōanga River Lodge and Retreat, and to introduce you to people in the area who …

A Wonderful Waihōanga Wedding

A number of couples chose to celebrate their weddings at Waihōanga last summer (2017-18), and each brought a uniquely different flavour. One wedding had a theme of “Pirates, Radicals and Harry Potter”, another put on full formal flourish with flare, complete with marquees, canapés, matching bridesmaids and beautiful flower arrangements. And then there was Kensie and Warwick’s extravaganza, somewhere off in a direction …

Waihōanga Pricing 2018

If you are interested in booking Waihōanga, please contact us and we will send you a custom quote. We try hard to keep our prices reasonable so that Waihōanga remains accessible to everyone – this includes small bookings who want indulgent catering and a room each, large groups of school-kids who want space to run, play and make a lot …