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Timber Trail Lodge

Timber Trail Lodge
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The Timber Trail Lodge, at the mid-point of NZ's best two-day cycle trail, offers boutique, fully serviced, accommodation for trail users and other visitors.

The lodge is nestled on the edge of stunning native podocarp forest.
Special off-grid facilities and sustainable features make it the ideal venue for a relaxing stay in the historic and protected Pureora Forest Park.

Whether you’re cycling, enjoying other local activities, or just relaxing; visiting as a group or alone; a stay at the lodge will allow you to comfortably enjoy and experience this special and historic wilderness of New Zealand.

Our vision is for the Timber Trail Lodge to be recognised amongst the best wilderness lodges in New Zealand. We'll provide you with a comfortable bed, lounge and dining spaces to relax and socialise, great food and beverages. Not only will we take great care of you from the time you arrive at the Timber Trail Lodge until you depart, we can also help you plan and arrange the rest of your Timber Trail experience, including arranging luggage transfers, vehicle security, shuttle transport, and bike hire if you need it.

Check the website for details of all-inclusive cycling packages and other options for guests.
Add comfort to your adventure and enjoy an exceptional experience at the Timber Trail Lodge.

Passing through rare, native podocarp forest the trail provides a remote wilderness experience that is rich in history. It is already becoming recognised as one of the premier cycle trails in New Zealand.

Guests will enjoy a sense of relaxed informality, and down-to-earth service from attention focused, interested, and interesting staff.

The sense of isolation, and natural beauty will complement the lodge experience. The lodge grounds will be beautifully landscaped, with native planting, quiet, private areas to relax and walk in, and areas to hang out with friends, and other guests.

Main elements:

  • Environmentally sensitive design
  • Private, secluded site on the edge of native bush, adjacent to the cycle trail
  • Off grid power supply. It is planned that most electricity will be solar generated within three years
  • Stage one development will consist of 10 rooms, with shared ablutions
  • Stage two will add a second wing of 10 rooms, with ensuite facilities
  • Large lounge and dining area
  • Large outdoor deck/lounge area with panoramic views
  • Provision of meals: dinners, breakfasts and lunches
  • Extra supplies and refreshments, including wine and beer available
  • Bike storage and cleaning facilities
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