Makoura Lodge, Your Unique Function & Event Venue

Makoura lodge is the perfect event venue for your next social function in rural Manawatu, one hours scenic drive from Palmerston North. We offer: a variety of onsite activities, team building games, delicious food, friendly hosts and a great bar with your favourite beverages. Everything you require is an incredible location with world class views.


We host a range of events:

  • Christmas functions and parties

  • Mid- winter Christmas parties

  • Family reunions

  • Anniversary celebrations

  • Product launches

  • Functions

  • Work Do's

  • Cocktail dining

  • Conference retreats

  • Corporate functions

  • Hens and Stag do’s

  • Birthday parties

What we offer at a glance:

  • Catering of up to 110 guests

  • Outdoor BBQ dinners

  • Exclusive use for bookings over 40 guests

  • Accommodation for up to 62 guests

  • Dance floor, microphones & music

  • Complete set up and clean up

  • A great bar

  • Friendly & attentive staff to help create and perfect your event

  • A diverse range of fun activities and team building games

For complete information and pricing please view our functions brochure below


I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you and your staff for a wonderful night on Saturday, we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The lodge and your setting is gorgeous, it really does have the ‘wow’ factor. The food was delicious and the service second to none. Again, thank you. I have been and will be spreading the news that Makoura is the place to go!
— Angela Johnson, Management support, Hometown ITM
Thank you Kimberley for a fantastic hosting experience. Very impressed with the Makoura Lodge magic. Everybody thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and picturesque journey to/fro. Beautiful location. Effective team building occasion and one that we hope to repeat in the not too distant future.
— Rod Grieve, Managing Director, Bayleys
Thanks once again for your wonderful hospitality. Makoura Lodge is the perfect venue for our seminar but it would be nothing without the friendliness and helpfulness of you and your staff. As usual the food was fantastic and I hope we are able to return again soon.
— Marion - Bagpipe Society
Best family get-away ever! Thank you both for such an awesome week. Everyone enjoyed themselves 100% and went home on cloud 9! It was the best family getaway we have ever had and we all thank you so much!!!
— Renee Gedye