Location / Nearby Makoura Lodge
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Makoura Lodge is located on a farming property at the foothills of the Ruahine Rangers. Everywhere you look there are stunning views- native bush, ranges, waterfalls and rivers. You can't help but relax here. Makoura Lodge is renowned for outstanding country hospitality and food. We cater for weddings, couples retreats, birthdays, conferences - the lot! There are many activities you can do here from Horse trekking, clay bird shooting, 4WD, massage or just relaxing in front of our open fire with a book. We have 2 self contained cottages and 8 modern units available. At Makoura Lodge our motto is "Nothing is a Problem".
We hired out Makoura Lodge for our children and grandchildren to all get together to celebrate my birthday. The families stayed in Glenluce cottage while we booked out the Matai unit. I can not fault the staff and facilities at Makoura Lodge. They catered the evening meals for us and extra family and friends on the Saturday night, beautiful food. They were so thoughtful of the young grandchildren and went out of their way to make the whole weekend fun and relaxing for everyone. I highly recommend this place for family get together's as it has a easy relaxed country feel with plenty of space and activities to make an unforgettable weekend..
Wow, just wow. What a wonderful peaceful sanctuary this is. Kimberley greeted us & quickly showed us to our room. Clean & tidy & everything we wanted. Said hi to the horses on the way & laughed at the “ hole in one”. Dinner, home grown including the lamb shanks was delicious with lots of veg. Perfect for weary hungry cyclists. Hope we can get back sometime soon with the family
Jewel of Manawatu
Having cycled the first leg of the Manawatu scenic tour I stumbled on a lodge with a magnificent view of the Ruahine ranges from my queenside bed. A forest elf served me roast chicken wrapped in bacon swimming in an oily pool of roast vegetables. I almost wept when the first bite of chocolate browny bathing in Creme hit me. A very relaxing and warm environment. This lodge is expertly managed half as dear as the timber trail lodge and twice the joy rating. Highly recommended
Great place to stay
Stayed here with a group of friends cycling the Te Arabia trail. We were in the farm houses with large, clean bedrooms, well-appointed kitchens and laundries. We had dinner and breakfast at the lodge - the roast was excellent and breakfast was ample. Our host Michael did a great job of looking after everyone. Highly recommend.
12 friends cycling to Wellington. The lodge was wonderful. Great accommodation, fantastic dinner and breakfast and a beautiful place. Michael is an awesome host. The farm walk is great and swimming in the River was refreshing. Thanks team.