Patron: Lady June Hillary
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We are surrounded by native bush in the Kaimai Mamaku Conservation Park.  Our primary mission is to provide opportunities for school and youth groups to learn about and enjoy the N.Z. bush, to undertake challenging activities that develop life skills, a positive personal attitude and teamwork.

Vacant time slots may be booked by other groups for workshops, team building, weddings, family get-togethers etc. We have bunk room accommodation for up to 92 people.

  • Weddings, Family re-unions etc
  • Weddings, Family re-unions etc
  • Weddings, Family re-unions etc
  • Weddings, Family re-unions etc

(also known as AONGATETE LODGE)

AGM 2017. This will be held at the lodge at 7.30pm on Tuesday 13 June- All welcome

Nature Trail- phase 2

AOEC and Aongatete Forest Project are very happy to announce that further funding ($14,600 +gst) has been secured from the DOC Community Fund to facilitate the establishment of an environmental resource kit for use by teachers and pupils attending the lodge. The application was submitted in November and championed by Kate Graeme. This was always envisaged when phase 1 was completed- the 29 interpretive signs that were installed last year. Sets of resources will eventually be available on line and physically at the lodge and will be activity and fun based. WATCH THIS SPACE!


Paeroa Christian School - see what they did while at Aongatete here:-
THANKYOU to them for making it and allowing us to publish it on our website



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·Tramping, camping
and bush skills

·Indoor Climbing Wall


·Challenge Course

·Forest Restoration and Environmental Studies

·Corporate team building, workshops and conferences

·Wedding venue - a unique bush setting

·Family reunions


·Cultural and historical

·Environmental and Recreational



Up to 92 people can be accommodated in dormitory style bunkrooms. A well equipped self-catering kitchen and dining room is available.hom read more



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We are in the Bay of Plenty 18 km from Katikati and 37 km from Tauranga.
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