Outlook Lodge

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Outlook Lodge


Outlook Lodge is set on Outlook Station, 35 minutes from Raglan in the Waikato. It's a 1 hour and 40-minute drive from Auckland City and 25-minutes from Hamilton City.

This atmospheric off-grid lodge is an ideal family or group escape. Sleeping 10, the lodge sits on a remote spot on the farm - with incredible views out towards farmland and bush.

The interior of the lodge is rustic, warm and welcoming. Plenty of comfy seating, a dartboard and a generous kitchen make it the perfect space for gatherings. There are two bunk rooms with 6 bunks, including one double-sized bunk bed in each room.

The ponds directly in front of the lodge, and the native bush from directly behind, provide a serene setting for the lodge. The flying fox offers hours of fun and the walks on the property are a great option for stretching the legs while taking in the views.

At night, gather around the campfire for a singalong and stargazing. See the glow of the lights of Hamilton behind the hills and hear the morepork calling from the branches.

If you're looking for a place to gather with friends somewhere away from the madness of the modern world, this is it.

FROM $340 p/n

Children aged 9+ only

  • Sleeps 10
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      Child Friendly

A $50 Single Night Surcharge applies on top of the nightly rate when booking a single night. You will need to add this charge during the booking process. The calendar below will specify where one-night bookings are allowed.


324 Waitetuna Valley Road, Raglan 3295


Outlook Station is 1 hour and 40-minutes from Auckland City, 25-minutes from Hamilton. From the lodge, it takes 35-minutes to get to Raglan (or 20 minutes from the entrance to the property).

Once you arrive at the property you'll need to come up the driveway to the main house. Your hosts will then show you the way to the lodge (which is about a 15-minute drive on a farm track).

Detailed arrival instructions (including your host's contact details) will be provided in a pre-arrival email 5 days prior to your stay.

Note: If you have booked within 5 days and haven't received a pre-arrival email shortly after booking, please email us at [email protected].

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  • Eating and Drinking

    Outlook Lodge is self-catering. Just bring your own food, and cook meals using the BBQ and facilities provided in the camp kitchen. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need.

    If you need to stock up, the closest supermarket is the Raglan Four Square, a 20-minute drive away or Dinsdale in Hamilton, 25-minutes away. 

    If you do fancy eating out at any stage, your hosts recommend either Orca, Rock it Kitchen or The Shack - all in Raglan.

  • Things to do

    Outlook Lodge is a brilliant place for a family gathering or group escape. Soak in the hot tub and take in the views. Get competitive with a game of darts! The flying fox is a 25-metre zoom from the lodge and across the shallow water above the pond - great fun for adults and kids alike. At the end of the day, get together around the brazier, roast marshmallows and marvel at the starry night sky.

    If you're keen to get some exercise and take in the views, do the 2.5km farm walk from the lodge through the bush and up to the radio mast to look out over Te Awamutu and Mt Pirongia. There's a steep hill climb to get right to the top - so you'll need a reasonable level of fitness for this part.

    Your hosts at Outlook Lodge offer Farm Tours for up to two people in a side-by-side farm vehicle. Great for those that want to understand a bit more about farming in New Zealand. Find out more about this by clicking our Rates and Extras button.

    The local area offers plenty to do too. Visit the Wairēinga/Bridal Veil Falls or walk one of the many Mt Pirongia tracks. Raglan also offers surfing, kayaking and rock caving for the active relaxers!

  • Your hosts

    Hamish and Julie, along with their son Adam and daughter, Emma will be your hosts at Outlook Lodge. Working dogs Beau, Mazza, Jess, Polo, Nell, and Swampy also live on the farm.

    Over the years, Outlook Sation was bought and sold in several different blocks. In more recent times, it was bought back into one big block and is now a large sheep and beef operation. Parts of the station had been run down in the years prior to Hamish and Julie's ownership - and it's been a long-term labour of love for them to bring it back to its former glory.

    The family have an ingrained love of horses - and both Hamish and the children play or have played polo. This has included trips to Zambia, Malaysia and South Africa - with Hamish representing New Zealand. Hamish and Julie are also supporters of Distance Riding New Zealand - and have hosted a ride over the property for the last four years.

    Outlook Lodge was the result of some talented Te Awamutu builders who love spending time at this amazing property and 'getting away from it all.' The lodge was too good not to share with a wider audience and Hamish and Julie happily welcome guests to experience this wonderful part of NZ.

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