Pricing and Conditions

Per night $50.00 - $75.00
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Youth Educational Groups: $40, Entire Lodge: (fixed price) – 21 beds $900, Linen Pack: $25, Towel and Flannel Pack: $10, Use of Chiller: – 1st day $10, Use of Chiller – Subsequent days $5, Transport of Luggage: $20.

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The Lodge has six bedrooms which can sleep 21 guests. Pillows are provided. The six bedrooms consist of: one with a Queen bed; one with 2-singles; two with 3-singles; one with 3-singles and a king-single; and one with 5-singles and a set of bunks. Linen is also available for hire. The full linen-pack comprises sheets, pillowcase, duvet, towel and a flannel. A smaller pack is available which comprises a towel and flannel.

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If a client wishes to cancel a booking, the cancellation must be forwarded in writing and the following refund values will be applied: 1. Prior to 8 weeks of the booked date – 100% of the total cost, less a 10% cancellation fee. 2. Within 4–8 weeks of the booked date - 50% of the total cost. 3. Within 4 weeks or less of the booked date – no refund will be given.


Waitutu Forest was once described by Dr David Bellamy that "it is probably the most important forest in the world”. As one ventures further into the magnificence of the podocarp forest, it takes you into a wonderland of breathtaking forest giants, huge rata and rimu where Maori once walked. The Wairaurahiri River meanders its way to the ocean with the glory of the forest as its protector. This river is claimed to be the longest waterfall in New Zealand. It falls 180 metres to sea level and is 27 kilometres of grade 3 white water rapids. It provides the main transport route to the Lodge where it offers guests an exhilarating jet boat ride. The quirky yet quaint Lodge provides warm accommodation with hot showers & enough beds for 21 people.

Opening times

Months of operation:
All months of the year


South Coast Track, Tuatapere, New Zealand.

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