Get off the beaten track, relax and enjoy a unique experience at the picturesque and secluded Makoura Lodge


Makoura Lodge is located on a remarkable slice of rural New Zealand’s landscape and is found one hour’s scenic drive from Palmerston North or two and half hours from Wellington, North Island.

We host a range of functions and events as well as family holidays and couple’s retreats. We are an ‘all in one venue’ for your upcoming: Conference or Business retreat, Wedding, Accommodation stay, Christmas function or Family reunion.

Our onsite activities include Horse trekking, Claybird shooting, 4WD training , 4x4 experiences, archery and team building or you may like to explore Makoura Lodge’s beautiful surrounding’s; rivers, native bush and waterfalls.

Renowned for our warm hospitality, relaxed atmosphere and wholesome, homemade food, Makoura Lodge will take care of all of your needs to ensure your stay is well cared for and memorable.

Makoura Lodge is a part of my heritage and ancestry. The property has been owned by the McIntyre family since 1896 and is a place we will always treasure and invite you to share our paradise with us.
— Hugh McIntyre, Owner