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Rongo Travellers Lodge

Rongo Travellers Lodge
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130 Waverley Street, Karamea
Tel: 03 782 6667
Rongo Travellers Lodge is the kind of place you go and stay a while...So come on up to Karamea and spend some time exploring the incredible Kahurangi National Park, Oparara Basin, Heaphy Track...go fishing, be a DJ on Karamea Radio 107.5 FM, make a movie, learn about permaculture, have a fire bath, work on your art, eat fresh local produce from our gardens and share your experience with interesting young (and not so young) people from all over the world.

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 sustainable toilet/grey water waste disposal We use bio-degradable cleaning agents We use reclaimed or low embodied energy building materials We use renewable natural furnishings 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 participate in community environmental initiatives We use principles of permaculture and/or biodynamic method of farming

Other Environment Friendly Initiatives

Rongo Traveller's Lodge is a Certified Carbon Neutral Business

Dietary Selections: We offer

Vegan Vegetarian Organic Food Locally sourced food Home-grown spray-free produce

Organic Meals

We cater to groups of trampers coming off the Heaphy and Wangapeka tracks and offer the "Heaphy and Wangapeka Conqueror's Feast," which is a three course feast from our permaculture farm, organic gardens and other locally sourced produce.


Art Gallery, Radio Station, Fire Bath, Organic Vegetable Gardens, Movie Theatre, BBQ, Kitchen, Wireless Internet, Double, Single and Dorm Rooms, Piano and lots more...

Total Capacity



VCR Hi-Fi with CD & DVD player Phone & Broadband Phone & WIFI


Movie nights, Radio shows (we have a radio station and yoiu can do your own radio show on Karamea Radio 107.5 FM), Pot-luck Dinners, bonfires, rainforest tours, fishing, permaculture farm tours, yoga, dress-up parties, art classes, workshops, fire bath, movie making...and LOTS more!

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130 Waverley Street Karamea...Look for a large rainbow coloured building...it's hard to miss!
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