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

Paretai is situated at 129 Lee Valley Road, Brightwater approximately 25 minutes’ drive from Nelson. Accommodation is dormitory style which sleeps up to 36 people. There are also three separate rooms. Features a flat grassed camping area suitable for tents with a shelter with an open fire place.

Note: A minimum number of 10 people is required for overnight bookings of the lodge. For all enquiries into pricing for large groups please email: [email protected].



  • Cutlery & crockery
  • Two ovens
  • Zip
  •  Two Microwaves
  •  Two Fridge
  • Two Freezer
  • General cooking equipment
  • Three sinks and hand basin
  • Sterilizer


  • Shower and toilet with disabled access (one room)
  • Outdoor toilets and showers


  • 6 round tables
  • 6 trestle tables
  • 50 padded chairs
  • 3 lounge couches
  • 1 lounge chair

Holland Field

  • 2 Caravan power points
  • Shelter with fire place (fire permit required)
What you need to bring with you
  • Cell phone for emergency purposes, please note coverage onsite is unreliable
  • Wood for Fire place
  • First Aid kit
  • Rubbish bags – all rubbish must be taken away with you
Other information
  • No dogs are permitted on site apart from other than guide dogs for the visually impaired, registered companion animals or official animals of the NZ Police.
Additional costs
  • There is a chiller room available for hire at an additional charge of $50.00 Friday to Sunday or $75.00 Friday to Monday.

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 Margaret Robinson, [email protected] or 021 058 8216.