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Eco Lodge Pakowhai

Eco Lodge Pakowhai
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1000 Pakowhai Road, Hastings
027 2988 910
Eco Lodge Pakowhai. New well appointed energy sustaining building includes double glazing, solar water heating, large decks, fully equiped commercial sized self cartering kitchens, TV lounges,  free laundry, free WIFI connection, logs fires and heating in all bedrooms for winter.

Eco Lodge Pakowhai offer dorm bunks, twin / double, share rooms, cabins and caravans. Some rooms have ensuite and some share bathrooms.

Eco Lodge Pakowhai have BBQs, picnic tables, hammocks, room to kick a ball, read a book or play guitar in the shade of a tree.

Bike rentals including helmets and locks are available to guests. Hastings is a flat city great for biking.

Environment Friendly Action

We conserve heat We conserve water We reduce/limit oil/gas carbon emissions We employ alternative energy resources: wind/solar/water We recycle where possible We compost food waste We use reclaimed or low embodied energy building materials We instruct staff in green practices We mention green/eco issues on our website We conserve/care for wildlife in our area/ natural pest eradication We use principles of permaculture and/or biodynamic method of farming

Other Environment Friendly Initiatives

Please see our website and facebook pages for detailed information about our extensive eco policies and practices.


Eco Lodge Pakowhai Bedrooms are dorms, twin / doubles, share rooms, cabins and caravans. Free WIFI and laundry, off street parking, large kitchen, BBQs, picnic areas. Solar water heating with good hot showers

Total Capacity



Guests are welcome to pick fruit from our trees in season.


Public bus stop 20 metres from the gate. Bus no.12 which runs from the Hastings City library to the Napier City library. Get off the bus in Pakowhai Road at the stop by Frederick Street and you are here. Napier airport, take a shuttle minibus to our lodge or into Napier then the no.12 bus to Hastings. From Hastings intercity bus stop, take the no.12 bus, taxi or ring in advance for a free pick up.
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