Karioi Lodge, Backpackers Accommodation and Campervan Sites

By May 19, 2016 No Comments

If you’re searching for mind blowing Raglan accommodation at a budget price then you’re in luck. This Eco Surf retreat is on the West Coast of New Zealand in the mighty Waikato region. Around 50 minutes drive from Hamilton city & just 8kms from Raglan township (free pick ups & drop offs for guests) you will find us located in Whale Bay, on a 110 acre native reserve.

About the property

4 Bed Dorm

$ $31

per person per nightStray Travel Passenger – $30

Private Room

$ $79

Per room per night – $79 Double bed plus set on bunks.
Stray Travel Passengers – $75

Karioi Lodge offers un-crowded rooms, equipped kitchens, powered campervan sites, lazy hammocks, blissful sun decks, mountain bike hire, unique glow worms, pool table and ping pong, BBQs, computer access and Wi-Fi, 42” plasma satellite TV and lots more!It is the perfect spot from which to enjoy Raglan activities with direct access to tramping, fishing, beaches, surf points and surf lessons. Explore surrounding Whale Bay, or the mountain on our one hour loop track through the bush. Get inspired at our spectacular lookout – Inspiration Point and then warm up in the sauna.

The lodge is also home of the Raglan Surfing School where surf lessons and surf rentals take place daily. For the keen learner surfer try one of our surf packages which saves you money and gives you more time to work on your surfing skills and enjoying Raglan.

No transportation? No problem! Free pick ups and drops offs from Raglan township or you can join one of our daily shuttles to town/beach during your stay to explore Raglan attractions and sightseeing – funky cafes, live music, scenic walkways, festivals, markets, golf, fish ‘n’ chips, arts and crafts and so much more.

About the property

  • Two fully equipped kitchens
  • 4 bathrooms
  • BBQ
  • Sauna
  • Broadband internet
  • SKY TV
  • DVD/Video player
  • Telephone
  • Free pickups/drop offs from Raglan Township
  • Fresh organic vegetables, fruit & eggs available from our permaculture gardens
  • Large sunny decks with hammocks
  • Coin operated washing machines & dryers
  • Off street parking
  • Flying fox (zipline), ropes course & sports barn
  • Spectacular ocean & mountain views from the look out point with seating & a large decked platform


Feel free to contact us to discuss your Raglan holiday experience.
5B Whaanga Road, Whale Bay, Raglan
Phone: 07 825-7873

"Thanks for all the smiles, dances and giggles.
Keep shining up there Karioi."

Liz Renée Fontaine

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