This centre offers all you need to host a wide range of events

Omatua is ideal for groups large or small, conferences, weddings, meetings and camps. Group accommodation is available for up to 58. The venue provides roomy facilities in an attractive, peaceful setting, with six acres of established trees and a river along the side. There is restricted cell phone coverage.


Riddell Lodge

  • The main hall is ideal for indoor activities that require a large space or need seating for a large group
  • Small kitchen
  • One side room with two beds
  • Two toilets (one accessible by wheelchair) and a shower
  • The upstairs is ideal for a smaller break out or discussion groups. It can sleep 14 Marae (own mattress) style on the hall floor

Mary von Dadelszen

  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Spacious, comfortable dining room overlooking the river
  • The dining room includes an enclosed fireplace (wood is supplied) and seating for up to 60, table and chairs provided

Absolom Wing

  • Five rooms accommodating 33 beds
  • Two adjoining toilet/shower blocks, five showers and five toilets

Hutchinson Wing

  • One room accommodating 6 beds
  • A supervisor’s room with 3 beds and ensuite, as a well as an adjoining room suitable for a sick bay or an infant

Camping Ground

  • Below the buildings there is a large camp site amongst beautifully established trees
Must bring your own
  • Food and drink, bedding, towels, toilet paper, kitchen supplies, laundry supplies, first aid supplies
  • Rubbish bags – all rubbish must be taken away with you

Make a Booking Enquiry

To submit a booking enquiry, please click on the required date on the calendar below and enter your details.

If you require further information on making a booking, or have any questions regarding availability, please contact Carol McMillan () or 027-457-1402.