Covid-19 Information

The Timber Trail Lodge - Traffic Light System

Updated 3 May 2022

The Timber Trail Lodge is open at all levels of the traffic light system, with some changes to our service and precautions to keep you safe.

RATS Tests

As you know these are testing times with Covid and with Omicron spreading so fast, and circumstances changing daily. We recommend that you take a RAT test before heading our way for your adventure with us.

We will have RAT tests available at the shuttle base in Ongarue and at the lodge at no charge, for those wanting to take one. Should you test positive, your booking will be held over so you can re-book a date in the future.

Please stay safe and well and we look forward to seeing you soon.

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No Vaccination Requirements

Keeping you safe

Updated 3 May2022

We no longer require guests to show a vaccination pass to use the shuttles or stay at the Timber Trail Lodge.

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What to expect at ORANGE

Some changes to our service

We're doing things a bit differently, but it won't impact on your Timber Trail experience.

Our staff are wearing masks, and we ask that you do so at times when you cannot maintain physical distance from people you don't know, like on the shuttles, when checking in, and in the corridors.

We're cooking up the same incredible food, but serving you in your bubbles and at your table.

There's plenty of space to spread out in and around the lodge, so you can keep some distance between your bubble and people you don't know.

We pride ourselves on providing a clean lodge year round, but we're be adding in some additional cleaning to our schedules.

In return we ask that you don't come to the lodge if you're feeling unwell, are awaiting a Covid test result, or have been asked to self-isolate. Please keep track of where you've been, keep your distance from those not in your bubble, and wear a mask when that gets a bit tricky.

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Flexible Booking Options

Book with confidence

We understand it's hard to plan anything at the moment, and we're being flexible on our cancellation policy to give you the confidence to plan your Timber Trail adventure with us.

If you've got a booking and Covid-19 gets in the way of your plans, we'd love to be able to move your booking to another date and will hold your booking for you. If that doesn't work for you, we'll happily refund your payment.

We'd appreciate as much notice as possible (particularly if we can re-sell your room), but we understand things change pretty quickly and that's not always possible.

So whatever Alert Level you're currently at, you can plan something to look forward to, without worrying about losing your money.

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Phone: 0800 885 6343
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My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Timber Trail Lodge. The lodge is completely off the grid while still being modern, comfortable and welcoming. The food was outstanding and the staff were friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend the lodge to those seeking nature and/or adventure getaways!

Natalie R

The whole team went out of their way to make us feel welcome. Great food and endless tea! Accommodation was comfortable. Worked seamlessly with the Timber Trail Shuttles before and after the trip. Thank you!

Lucy - Aug 2021

We were well looked after. The team at the lodge were friendly and knowledgeable. The food was AMAZING and a real highlight for our always-hungry teenage sons. Lovely accommodation. Very informative commentary via Rob and great service from the bike hire/shuttle team. Top it off with stunning scenery and loads of fascinating history. A must do for families

Nikki J - July 2021

Great weekend doing the Timber Trail, 2 nights at the Timber Trail Lodge worked perfectly. Fantastic local knowledge and stories from Rob in the shuttle, Kia Ora Rob! Accommodation is superb, clean and comfortable rooms, great food after a good days MTB riding and a beer or 2 from the bar. Locally owned and operated with great stewardship of local environment and land. Thoroughly recommended!

Rob d - May 2021

Fantastic rooms, beautiful place and very helpful and friendly staff and fantastic food, catered for dairy free with ease and care. Beautiful setting and loved the beanbag on the deck. Loved everything. Thanks team Timber Trail Lodge.


Loved this place. Family of 6 adults had a ball. Everything is well organised. Rooms excellent, great food.and a pizza to keep you going after your first days riding. You do need to be fit enough to get there! Go for the full package. It’s worth it.

Drivel K

Great value for money, awesome team looked after us so well. Totally recommend these guys you can not go wrong! Clean, new, licensed, comfortable, outstanding food, all amenities well serviced and no complaints from any of our guys.


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