Lonsdale Park

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Lonsdale Park

Ideal for school groups, church groups, youth groups, hobby groups, sports training, team building, family reunions, tramping clubs and adventure groups!

Lonsdale Park, located 2km down Matauri Bay Road, is situated in 17 acres, half of which is in stunning bush. It was generously donated to “The Children of Northland” by Mr and Mrs ‘Pop’ Driver in 1963.

Accommodation includes:
• General purposes hall with dining facilities for 80 people
• Attached kitchen with commercial stoves, double fridge, chest freezer, dishwasher and all cooking equipment, crockery and cutlery for 80 people
• Four student lodges with bunks (67 beds) and two adult lodges (10 beds) All lodges have showers and toilets either within or adjoining. Three lodges have ablution disability features
• Laundry with coin operated washing machine and drier
• Outdoor BBQ, mattresses, cleaning equipment, display boards, whiteboard, drop-down projector screen, re-cycling bins and optional rubbish disposal

Outdoor activities:
• A large grass playing area, shaded with pine trees
• Confidence course with flying fox, rope net, Burmese bridge, fireman’s pole, two-rope walkalong, tyre scrambling wall
• Group challenge course with activites to encourage group co-operation
• Commando course with rope and wall climbs, log wall, scramble net
• Blindfold course with 30 metres of cord winding through bush, over the stream and logs, around trees and obstructions
• Conservation area with 11 study stations
• Compass work with maps and compasses provided
• Orienteering course with master maps provided
• Hiking track over farmland and through bush down the Takou River, where there is a swimming hole
• Tug-o-war rope supplied
• Camp fire arena

Bring: Bedding, pillows etc, personal requirements, food, soap, toilet rolls, towels, detergent, tea towels, dishcloths, rubbish bags, coins for laundry, sports equipment, torches (for night walk) and first aid kit.

• Prices are subject to change and depend on type of booking: School group, youth/community group or private booking
• A minimum per night fee applies
• A deposit is required to secure your booking
• Visit our website for up-to-date prices or email the Booking Officer for a quote at lonsdalepark@gmail.com