Aongatete Lodge BAY OF PLENTY

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Aongatete Lodge                                                                            BAY OF PLENTY

                                         programmes:                             activities:
  Address:                               A full-time professional Director is
                                                                                 On site
  Aongatete Outdoor Education            employed to oversee the activities
  Lodge, KatiKati, Bay of Plenty                                                 Orienteering, tramping, bush
                                         of the Lodge.
                                                                                 skills, ex pedition s, ove rni ght
  Administered by:                       The Director is resident in a cottage   camping, bivvying, archery, team
  Kaimai Outdoor Centre Inc              adjacent to the main lodge.             tree climb, environmental studies,
                                                                                 group initiative exercises, team
  Contact:                               groups can:                             development skills, problem solving,
  Availability and bookings -                                                    Aongatete River Rage, fresh water
                                         1 Organise and run their own
                                                                                 snorkelling, bouldering, climbing.
  Mrs B Robinson                            programmes with no input from
  Phone (07) 552 0894                       the Director, or
  Programming and activities -           2 Discuss their requirements with
  The Director                              the Director who will then help
  Phone (07) 578 3477                       with the development of the
                                            programme, or
                                         3 Tell the Director what their            specific needs are and what
                                            activities you would like
location:                                   included and the Director
Situated in a sunny clearing within         will put together a specific
the pristine bush of the Kaimai             programme for that group.
Mamaku State Forest Park with clear         Please note that this option will
fresh water streams nearby.                 incur an administration charge.

Tauranga harbour, Mount Maunganui
with its internationally renowned surf   other services:
beach and the imposing, magnificent      The Director is a qualified outdoor
and historic Karangahake Gorge are       leader and his services as an
                                                                                 Off site
all within a 40 minute drive.            instructor are available on request.
                                         Other qualified and experienced         (Within a 40 minute drive.) Climbing,
                                                                                 abseiling, horse riding, kayaking,
                                         instructors are also available. There
accommodation:                                                                   canoeing, sailing, surfing, surf
                                         is a charge for these services. All
Sleeps up to 92 in three separate                                                survival skills, marine studies,
                                         activities led by Lodge staff have
areas.                                                                           rockpools, wetlands study, hot pools,
                                         undergone a rigorous risk analysis.
Self cater with fully equipped                                                   snorkelling, fishing, farm/orchard
commercial kitchen and large dining/     The Lodge can provide a fully staffed   tours, Gold Mine tours, steam train
activities hall.                         programme designed to specifically      rides, Katikati Mural town tours etc.
                                         meet a group’s needs. All group         Transport can be arranged.
                                         leaders need to do is get the group
other facilities:
                                         to the Lodge, supervise the evening
Large grassed area for games and         activities and take the participants
                                         home again. The Lodge takes
Separate activities hall with indoor     responsibility for all other aspects
climbing facilities.                     including the risk management.

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