Konini Lodge

Image: Andrew Johnston | ©


Located in tranquil native bush with spectacular views of Mt Egmont/Taranaki, the 38 bunk Konini Lodge is an ideal venue for schools, groups or individuals. The lodge must be booked in advanced.


Accommodation overview


  • Vehicle


  • Shared


  • Bookings

Bookings required


  • Heating - electric
  • Kitchen - fully equipped
  • Lighting
  • Shower - hot
  • Toilet - flush


  • Walking and tramping

About this lodge


  • Sleeps 38 in 6 bunk rooms. 4 of the rooms sleep 8 and 2 other rooms sleep 3.
  • Mattresses provided – bring your own linen or sleeping bags and pillows.
  • Electric lighting and heating.
  • Gas hot water.
  • 2 separate communal lounge/dining areas.
  • Large kitchen with a limited range of pots, pans, crockery and utensils – more kitchen equipment available for large groups on request.
  • 2 domestic fridge freezers.
  • 2 domestic ovens.
  • Drying room.
  • Rubbish collection is not provided – take your rubbish with you when you leave.
  • Men's and women's bathrooms with 2 showers and 2 toilets in each – bring your own soap and towels.
  • Parking for approximately 5 cars is available beside the lodge. Additional car parking is within 100 m.

Konini Lodge operates on a 'self clean' basis. Clean and tidy the lodge before you leave. Basic cleaning supplies are provided but you will need to bring your own tea towels, hand towels and hand soap.


This lodge is on a mountain and it can get cold. While there is basic heating in the lodge. Make sure to bring plenty of warm bedding and clothing.

Camp rules

Check out time

Check out time is 10 am. Return your key by 10 am or you may be charged an extra night's accommodation. Keys not returned will be charged for.


No dogs or other pets are allowed in this National Park or lodge.

Getting there

Situated at Dawson Falls, Egmont National Park, at the top of Manaia Road and is signposted from SH3 in Stratford. 


Shared occupancy:

  • Adult is $25.00 per night
  • Youth/child (5 to 17 years) is $10.00 per night
  • Under 5 years is free

Backcountry Hut Passes and Backcountry Hut Tickets can't be used at this hut.


2020/2021 bookings

Bookings are open for stays from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021.

The lodge is locked by key. This key is kept in a cupboard that is accessed by a key code. You get this code in your confirmation of booking.

A $10 service fee applies to all phone, email and in-person bookings.


Popular tracks in the area include family friendly walks to Wilkies Pools, Dawson Falls waterfall and Waingongoro Hut. 

More adventurous tramps to Lake Dive Hut, Fanthams Peak and Syme Hut are possible.

Konini Lodge can also be a welcome accommodation break for trampers on the Around the Mountain Circuit.

In the area

The Dawson Falls waterfall is located within walking distance (10 minutes) of the Dawson Falls Visitor Centre.

Dawson Falls also boasts the historic Dawson Falls hydro power station, with one of the oldest operating generators in the world.

Know before you go

  • Weather changes rapidly in the park and it is one of the wettest places in New Zealand. Always be well prepared. 
  • Check forecasts carefully as the road to Dawson Falls is sometimes subject to snowfall during winter months.


Dawson Falls Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 27 443 0248
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   egmontvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Manaia Rd
Egmont National Park
Postal Address:   PO Box 462
New Plymouth 4340
Egmont National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 6 756 0990
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   egmontvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   2879 Egmont Rd
Egmont National Park
Postal Address:   PO Box 462
New Plymouth 4340
Back to top