Makoura Lodge, a Conference Venue with Character


Makoura Lodge is your next venue for an overnight conference retreat or day conference. We are surrounded by stunning views, located one hours scenic drive into the countryside north from Palmerston North. Due to our secluded location and onsite accommodation, over night retreats are our specialty. We can host up to 40 delegates. Your team will enjoy outstanding hospitality, delicious country cuisine and a range of team building activities making your next conference a memorable one.

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Team Building & ACTIVITIES

Enhance team spirit or refresh the mind by joining in a challenge of Hole in One golf, Archery, Horse trekking, Claybird shooting, 4WD training, 4WD safaris and much more....


I took our Management team of 8 here for a 2 day strategic planning and team building session. Good facilities with everything you need for a workshop. Great food and fantastic hospitality. A perfect hill country experience for international or big city visitors. Thanks Kim & Chris for going the extra mile to make our experience effortless and memorable.
— Matt Thomas, Petcare
A hearty thanks for the last three days.
Your location, surroundings and facilities are fantastic, but these are things you can’t have much control over. They were however, greatly enhanced by the things you can control – food, atmosphere, service etc.

The staff were outstanding for us, and made our time at the lodge productive, fun and thoroughly enjoyable.
We will be back.
— Stuart Marshall, General Manager Regulation, Powerco
“We enjoyed the luxury of being the only booking onsite. We felt right at home and were able to make the space our own for the duration of our stay.
— Sarah Pearce, Creative HQ, Wellintgton
“It was great staying at your place the last couple of days, it is a beautiful spot and you cared well for us, so thanks. See you later, no doubt.”
— Kevin McMullan, Field Manager, Downer Group New Zealand
Lovely open facility, warm, friendly, personable service. Took the time to know our names and engage with us. A memorable stay, food was excellent. Would easily come again.
— Darryl Purdy, UCOL CFO