Makahika Residential Opportunities & Support

  • Half to multi day programme development and delivery including Leadership and Experiential activities

  • Risk Assessment Management System (RAMS)

  • Multiple Accommodation options, Lodge@Makahika, Tentedcamp@Makahika, BushHut@Makahika, Arete@Makahika, and Wilderness@Makahika

  • ‘Bare block’ venue hire - you are welcome to bring your own facilitators or facilitators are available at Makahika

  • We provide RAMS for Schools, daily planning routines, Emergency Planning and our Director, Sally Duxfield is available to attend your camp information evenings provided for parents.



Our catering lead, Jules, buys her food from the markets daily.

Her halal meat is sourced from Otaki Butchers with free range and organic meats being chosen when available.

Fresh vegetables and fruit come from Garden of York in Levin, providing fresh delicious seasonal meals.

All dietary needs are catered for, inclusive of but not limited to:

  • Gluten free

  • Vegetarian

  • Vegan

  • Allergies

  • Raw food only

  • Halaal


Experience Sites and Accommodation Options

  • lodge@makahika - 46 bunks (six bunk rooms) are available in the main lodge building with facilitation area’s, cottage lounge, dining and kitchen facilities

  • tentedcamp@makahika - 11 x 6 person tents (with mattresses) set up with a 6 x 9 metre marquee for the in-camp tenting village - dining for up to 50 - close to the lodge@makahika

  • bushhut@makahika - 18 x 4 person alpine tents (with mattresses) permanently set up at our divine bush camp with the river meandering through the site, camp fires, and little kitchen huts to support your group - remotely located at the back of our property

  • Arete@makahika - 8 x luxury whare for corporate or business groups of up to 14 persons - visit the Arete page for further details - located on the upper river terrace at Makahika

  • wilderness@makahika - our off-site wilderness adventures for corporate or business groups - locations in New Zealand and Australia to suit client needs


School Groups of up to 150 persons (rotations of 3 groups of 50 can be accommodated over programmes ranging from 2-4 nights.

Corporate Groups - 6 - 120 persons to meet your needs.



Risk Disclosure, Safety Management Plans & Instructors

Makahika OPC runs a comprehensive Risk and Safety Management Programme. We enjoy the privilege of external annual auditing; this ensures we ‘visit’ out activities, processes and emergency responses regularly. You can find us as a registered provider on the Work Safe NZ site - Accredited Adventure Activity Providers.

All adventurous activity contains an element of risk, both physical and mental. MOPC has endeavoured to recognise and mitigate risks for each activity. You will be actively encouraged to participate in this process.

All activities have a Risk Assessment Management form completed and available. You will be required to participate in the identification and mitigation of possible risk at MOPC.  

Makahika OPC instructors are extraordinarily talented both in their skills within the experiential learning world and their knowledge of our processes and programmes. Most importantly, they love children (and adults), and enjoy their days filled with up to 150 students every day of terms 1 & 4.

Our instructors never leave! Makahika is privileged to lead a team of between 5 and 10 highly qualified instructors with fabulous personalities some who have been with us since 2006. The students and teachers leave with knowledge that they have been in safe and caring hands for the endurance of their annual camp.



Equipment hire & Guides

Duke of Edinburgh Programmes
- Bronze, Silver, Gold


Tents and cookers are available for hire - prices on application.

Our instructors can be contracted to provide DOE Programme Training, Expedition Guiding and are also available for Tramping Groups for Guiding and Safety purposes.


Get in touch if you'd like more information or would like to book an experience.