If you're searching for mind blowing Raglan accommodation at a budget price then you’re in luck. Located in Whale Bay, on a 110 acre native reserve, Karioi Lodge caters to travellers, backpackers, families & large groups seeking off-beat, unique NZ accommodation & also provides an exciting venue for various special occassions.
You can also check out Karioi Lodges own website for more detailed information.
The Sleeping Situation: The lodge sleeps up to 75 people with uncrowded share/dorm rooms which sleep 4 people & also private double rooms. Each double room sleeps up to 4 people also with one double bed & one set of bunks. Heaters, fresh clean linen, pillows & blankets are supplied.
Kitchens & Bathrooms: Two fully self-contained kitchens are available for use & various bathrooms/hot showers/toilets are located around the lodge in close proximity to the rooms.
KARIOI LODGE FACILITIES & FEATURES
*20 rooms sleep up to 75 people - share & private rooms sleeping up to 4 people are available
*Situated on an 110 acre nature reserve surrounded by native bush, wildlife & mountain views.
* Ocean views from the main deck & some room decks.
*Direct access to Mt Karioi tramp and the bush walk 'the loop track'
*Only a few minutes walk down to the ocean action of Whale Bay & Manu Bay
*Two fully equipped kitchens - you just need to bring your food.
*Fresh organic vegetables, fruit & eggs available from our permaculture gardens
*Spectacular ocean & mountain views from the look out point with seating & a large decked platform
*4 bathrooms plus separate toilets around the lodge
*Large sunny decks with hammocks
*Glowworm viewing at nights
*Scandanavian style evening sauna
*Broadband internet access
*Sustainable garden programme
*42 inch Flat screen plasma TV with SKY (most channels including sports & movies)
*Stereo, DVD, video & phone (phone cards available)
*Coin operated washing machines & dryers
*Off street parking
*Pets are allowed inside and are able to roam. We charge an extra $30.00 cleaning fee for the pet owners.
*Smoke-free - smoking permitted outside only
*Local massage therapy available
*In-house catering options available - minimum numbers apply
*Our office staff will help you to organise any local tours or attractions
DORM ROOM PER NIGHT: $33
PRIVATE ROOM PER NIGHT (for up to two people): $79
EXTRA PERSON IN PRIVATE ROOM: $27
CAMPERVAN SPOTS: $18
Activities: Join in our sustainable organic garden programme, trek the mountain, go on the 1hr bush walk or hangout up at the spectacular sunset lookout. Free adrenaline zipline, sauna & ropes course. Other features include hammocks, blissful sun decks, mountain bikes, pool table, table tennis, basketball, BBQ, broadband Internet access, 42”Plasma satellite TV with full SKY channels including movies & sports, plus laundry facilities. Karioi Lodge is the perfect spot to enjoy Raglan activities with direct access to tramping, fishing, beaches & surf lessons. It's only a short walk to Manu Bay for swimming, surfing and access to the boat ramp. Ngarunui Beach and Wainui Reserve is a short drive away (makes a great walk too), as is Te Toto Gorge one of the best spots to view spectacular West Coast sunsets.
KARIOI LODGE DIRECTIONS
From Bow Street, the main street of Raglan Township turn left onto Wainui Rd. Drive 8km to Whale Bay. In Raglan Town, turn left onto Wainui Rd. Drive 8km to Whale Bay. You come to a roundabout, turn left on to Whaanga Rd. The entrance to the Karioi Lodge & Outdoor Centre is the second drive on the left, number 5b (there is a black round sign). The Lodge is at the top of this drive, about 600m up through the bush, please drive all the way up to the office to check in (follow the signs!) After check in & you have unloaded your luggage please park your car in the main car park about 200m back down the driveway.
MINIMUM STAY: Sleeping Lady Lodges have a two night minimum booking - there may be exceptions to this in the Winter or in the case of last minute bookings - so please check with us.
CHECKING IN & OUT: Check-in is at 2pm and check-out is at 10.30am on the day of departure. Late check-outs are usually offered on a standby basis only (e.g. if nobody books to stay on the day of your departure).
CONFIRMING A BOOKING: To confirm an accommodation booking a 20% non-refundable deposit must be made, payable either by credit card or by direct credit to a bank account. Visa & Mastercard accepted (please note the Karioi Lodge backpackers requires a 50% deposit on booking). Please contact us for our bank details if you wish to make a deposit by direct credit.
SETTLING YOUR ACCOUNT AT OUR WHALE BAY OFFICE: The balance of your account must be paid before the day of your departure at our office in Whale Bay. The Sleeping Lady Lodging office is based at the Karioi Lodge and handles all general queries and bookings during opening hours (winter – 9am to 3pm, summer – 8am to 8pm). Outside these hours a 24hour on-call management service is available for emergencies.
HELP PLANNING YOUR DAY: Our friendly office staff can provide information or organize bookings for other activities around the Raglan area such as horse trekking, kayaking, scenic tours, fishing charters & harbour cruises.
PET POLICY: We don't mind you bringing a pet however there are some rules and also a $30 charge. Please enquire if you wish to bring a pet with you.
WHALE BAY SHOPPING: Please note that there are NO SHOPS in Whale Bay (apart from the fresh organic vegetables, fruit and free range eggs you can buy at the Sleeping Lady office just up the road) and the supermarket in Raglan closes at 8pm.