Waikuku Lodge is a converted farmhouse at the northern end of the Aorangi Forest Park that sleeps 24 people.

Accommodation overview


  • Vehicle


  • Sole


  • Bookings

Bookings required


  • Heating - wood
  • Kitchen - fully equipped
  • Shower - hot

About this lodge


Located 32 km southeast of Martinborough, at the northern end of Aorangi Forest Park, Waikuku Lodge was formerly a farmhouse, situated in reverting grassland surrounded by hills. The house was built in 1921 from locally milled timber.

Waikuku Lodge. Photo: Joe Hansen.
Waikuku Lodge


  • Sleeps 24 in three communal bunkrooms
  • Hot showers x3
  • Norski containment toilets x2
  • Wood fires x2
  • Gas stove x1
  • No microwave
  • Fridge/freezer x1
  • Large equipped kitchen with basic pots, pans, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery provided

Bedding is not supplied. Please bring your own sheets, blankets or sleeping bags and pillows.

Waikuku Lodge operates on a 'self clean' basis. We ask that you clean and tidy the lodge before your departure. Basic cleaning supplies are provided.

Solar power supply

As part of an upgrade currently underway to make Waikuku Lodge more environmentally sustainable, the power at the lodge is now supplied by a stand alone, solar panel system.

This will require visitors to think about the electricity supply and how they can use it most efficiently. Examples of this include unplugging appliances (phone chargers, laptops etc), turning lights off when not in use and shorter showers. A back up generator will come on automatically if supply is low.

Getting there

Turn off Lake Ferry Rd at the Awhea-White Rock signpost 1 km south of Martinborough. Continue for 8 km and turn right into Ruakokoputuna Rd which changes its name after a few kilometres to Haurangi Rd.

Follow Haurangi Rd virtually to its end, passing through a gate about 3 km from the lodge.


Sole occupancy

$110 per night


Book Waikuku Lodge online or contact Whakaoriori / Masterton Office.

Before you book:

  • Full payment is required at the time of booking.
  • Cancellations must be made at least 10 days before the original occupancy date and within 48 hours of making the booking, otherwise a cancellation fee applies.
  • Transfers are not able to be made less than or equal to 2 days before the first night of stay.


Kapiti Wellington Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 4 384 7770
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   18 - 32 Manners Street
Postal Address:   PO Box 10420
The Terrace
Wellington 6143
Whakaoriori / Masterton Office
Phone:   +64 6 377 0700
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   220 South Road
Postal Address:   PO Box 191
Masterton 5840
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