Contact us

For all enquiries, please email [email protected]

You can check availability at the end of this page.

Alternatively, please use the below form,
or give us a call:
General (Andy, at the Centre): (+64) 06 364 3202
Bookings (Valamaya): (+64) 027 384 1100

Physical & Postal Address:
32 Waihōanga Rd
Otaki 5582, Kapiti Coast
Aotearoa ~ New Zealand

Enquiry form

Transport options
By car: approx one hour's drive from both Wellington and Palmerston North
By train: Waikanae or Otaki stations (15 min drive away - arrange taxi or pick-up)
By air: arrange taxi or pick-up from Wellington (1 hour), Kapiti (25 mins), or Palmerston North (1 hour) airports
By bus: Otaki bus stop (20 mins away - arrange taxi or pick-up)
By electric car: Yes! We have a charging station for you
By river: A few kilometres downstream from Otaki Forks
Click here for directions

  • All weekend bookings must book at least Friday & Saturday nights. During long weekends bookings must span full extended weekend.
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  • This is the number of people sleeping in the lodge, plus Kahu & Saddleback cabins
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  • This is the number of people camping overnight
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    Please note that Glamping is available from January through to early April only
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This calendar shows availability of the Waihōanga Lodge (and associated cabins/ camping). Contact us to make a booking.

To make a booking, please use the contact form, email [email protected], or call (+64) 027 384 1100.

About Us

The Waihōanga River Lodge and grounds has operated as a retreat centre for over twenty years. During that time, different owners have made improvements to both the grounds and land, left their own personal touch, and fostered an ever-growing community of friends and visitors who continue to return regularly.

Andy and Rhian moved here in May 2017. Supported by friends and colleagues who live both on- and off-site, they are honoured to be the current "kaitiaki" of Waihōanga and to continue the legacy of care and custodianship of this very special place. We welcome enquiries from visitors who are interested in staying at the lodge and cabins, as well as those who would like to help around the property.