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Share this special place with your group

Our stunning location set among ancient podocarp forest is the perfect place to share with friends, family and colleagues.

The lodge is centred on a large multi-purpose room with an expansive deck, creating a flexible and relaxing space for your event. Sleeping up to 45 people in double and triple rooms, your guests will have a comfortable stay with us.

We pride ourselves in providing exceptional full board catering, and we have a fully licensed bar onsite. Talk to us about your requirements and we’ll work with you to craft your ideal menu.

While we offer a remote, wilderness atmosphere, the lodge is accessible by road with on-site parking.

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Rata Room Launch Specials

Group packages for your next wilderness retreat

To celebrate the launch of the new Rata Room group facility, we’ve got two great discounted packages for your next Executive Wilderness Retreat or large Wilderness Gathering.

These packages are based on two nights, and prices are available weekdays from May to September 2024.

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The Rata Room

The Rata Room is a purpose-built facility, perched behind the lodge, backing onto beautiful native forest and with a view across the valley.

The meeting room is 8m x 7m and comfortably seats 14 people with tables in boardroom layout, or larger groups seated conference style.

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Take your team off-grid and away from it all to focus on what’s important

The Rata Room has wifi, 65-inch TV screen, projector, white board, flip charts, sound system and video conferencing capability, so you’ll have everything you need to get the work done, and then a huge natural playground on the doorstep to enjoy.

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A haven in the wilderness

The Timber Trail Lodge lends itself perfectly to a range of retreats. Activities and workshops can be set up in the Rata Room, the lodge main lounge, outside on the deck, or in the forest, and the surrounding environment provides unique opportunities to reconnect with nature.

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Create special memories

What could be more special than celebrating an occasion at a forest lodge venue in the wilderness? Spend quality time with family and friends, reward your staff, thank your clients. We can work with you to make your event unforgettable with food, drink and entertainment.

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Biking & hiking groups

Get a group together to experience the Timber Trail and leave the logistics to us.

We offer flexible packages including shuttles and luggage transfers, with accommodation and all meals included.

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The Timber Trail Lodge offered our company a unique and private venue to facilitate our annual senior team retreat.

The goal was to combine team building and discussion of the company future objectives in a setting where we could relax and familiarise ourselves with our colleagues outside of the normal working environment. With over 30 people and 3 days, the event was a great success with the outcome well and truly achieved.

The Lodge team were very accommodating and played a pivotal role to making the retreat a success. The food was outstanding, rooms were well presented and comfortable and the overall venue very inviting and relaxing. We would not hesitate in recommending the Timber Trail Lodge for any Corporate event.

Emmeline Coffin
CB Norwood Ltd

The Discover Waitomo leadership team stayed at the lodge in June 18 for a development workshop. The space was ideal for us (around 20 people), extremely comfortable and well-appointed with everything that we needed for both relaxation and work but what really made our visit was the manaaki of our hosts who cared for us whilst also demonstrating how proud they were of the lodge and its surroundings (which by the way was a fantastic spot even in winter). We will visit the lodge again and I would recommend it to any team or group looking for something special.

Travis Donoghue
Tourism Holding Ltd

Our Region Leadership team thought we would try something a little different for our monthly team meeting, and travel into the Timber Trail Lodge. 

This turned out to be a fantastic decision. The live, eat and meet experience we had in one space was such a positive place to be to get the most out of our time together. The accommodation was great, the food was outstanding, and the atmosphere was indescribable, starting off with our first evening session in front of the fire set the scene for our meeting over the coming days.

We will be back to do this again as we found the combined offering such good value for our agenda and team development.

Daryl Trim - Fire & Emergency New Zealand (Waikato)

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