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The Timber Trail Lodge is at the midpoint of New Zealand’s best two-day cycle trail and offers boutique, fully- serviced accommodation for trail users and other visitors enjoying the wilderness of the Pureora Forest Park.The lodge is a unique venue, ideal for multi-day group gatherings, team building and corporate retreats.

Whether you are planning a family reunion or birthday celebration; an offsite team training session or an incentive trip for your best clients; the lodge’s spectacular location, friendly onsite team, and relaxed atmosphere, make it the ideal destination for your next group gathering.

The lodge accommodates a total of 50 people with a mix of double/twin and triple rooms. One wing has standard bedrooms which share the central bathroom facilities, while all bedrooms in the second wing have en-suite bathrooms. The whole lodge can be booked for the exclusive use of your group.

Full board catering is available and guests enjoy healthy, nutritious meals with a focus on tasty, natural ingredients, served family-style in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Alternatively, you are welcome to bring in your own caterers.

Deep in the centre of Aotearoa’s North Island, right in the middle of nowhere, is a very special place.

The lodge is easily accessed by road and central to many North Island locations. However, once they are onsite and booked into their rooms, your group will enjoy the remote and unique wilderness atmosphere, whilst appreciating the comfortable off-grid facilities.

We can help arrange any additional activities you should require, from team building to assisting with local conservation projects, or bike hire and shuttle transportation if you wish to ride some, or all, of the Timber Trail. If you do wish to have meetings onsite with your group we have Wi-Fi, a projector and screen available in the lounge.


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 discuss 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, April 2018
NORWOOD, CB Norwood Distributors Ltd.

Facilities and highlights for groups include:

  • Fully catered (evening meal and breakfast included, packed or on-site lunches available)
  • Licensed premises
  • Comfortable beds and bedding
  • Hot showers
  • Central heating in all bedrooms
  • Communal lounge with log burner
  • Outdoor fire pit with seating
  • Expansive deck
  • Bike storage and servicing facilities
  • Drying room for wet gear
  • Small provision store
  • All-inclusive packages with shuttles
  • Bike hire can be arranged
  • Meeting facilities with Wi-Fi and projector/screen
  • Special activities by arrangement;
    – team building
    – wine tasting
    – yoga sessions
    – cooking demos
    – photography courses
    – conservation talks
    – participation in Pureora Forest Park conservation programmes etc.
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