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

(also known as AONGATETE LODGE)

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


Grants received.

We are grateful for receiving a grant of $5,000 from the Lion Foundation and $8,050 from the Western Bay of Plenty Community Matching Fund and also $10,000 from DOC which will enable us to get started on the planned nature trail to enhance the Environmental education focus at the Centre------ watch this space.

TECT - Tauranga Energy Consumer Trust helped us in 2015/2016 with a grant of $12,000 to help us with our operational costs. Many thanks TECT!

Trillion Trust and First Sovereign Trust have recently helped us with the purchase of a line trimmer and a ride on mower


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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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