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, birthday party, Christmas function or family reunion or team building activities.

We host a range of onsite activities for team building or leisure. On the Makoura Lodge property is our 4WD training track , where we facilitate 4wd training and 4x4 experiences.  When you are here you might like head out for a walk to take in Makoura Lodge’s beautiful surrounding’s: rivers, native bush to our very own waterfall.

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 our 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 & Kimberley McIntyre, Owners

Kimberley (left) and her Father Hugh McIntyre.