OROHAKI EDUCATION CENTRE
Orohaki is a place where nature and learning come together. In its modern context Orohaki refers to Māori Reserves sited beneath Birch Hill in the Mount Thomas district. It is surrounded by native forest and located only 50 minutes drive north of Christchurch.
The property includes 1.3 hectares of land, a third of this is in protected beech forest and borders Māori Reserve Land. Blowhard Track (suitable for walking, mountain biking or horse trekking) is right at the gate, and a short drive away are the Mt Thomas walking tracks and the Ashley River.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES
Orohaki Education Centre offers accommodation for up to 44 guests with a total of 6 different sleeping spaces. Camping on site
may be considered at an additional cost per person.
The rooms consist of 40 bunk beds and 4 single beds. All beds have mattresses, but no linen so you will need to bring your own. We recommend a base sheet, sleeping bag and pillow, plus an extra blanket during winter.
Modern facilities are provided, including a fully equipped kitchen providing everything you need for an overnight stay, heating to ensure you are kept warm, and plenty of outdoor space for games and activities.
LIVING & DINING
Large electric oven with 5 burner gas hob
1x double refrigerator / 1x freezer
Hot water auto boiler
Outside 6 burner BBQ (gas provided)
2 electric frypans & slow cookers
Tables & chairs to seat 45 people
3 x bunkrooms (8 guests per room)
1 x large bunkroom (sleeps 16 guests)
2 x twin single share bedrooms (4 guests)
Total accommodation = 44 guests
Three bathrooms (7x toilets, 5x showers total)
One bathroom with paraplegic access
Light commercial washing machine
Well water supply
Gas heated hot water
All bunkrooms have electric heating
Wood burner in the kitchen & lounge area
Orohaki Education Centre (formerly known as Birch Hill Lodge) is a 50 minute drive north of Christchurch. It is conveniently located 20 minutes from Oxford township and 30 minutes from Rangiora. All attractions are a short drive away including the Mount Thomas Conservation Area, the Ashley Gorge and Wooded Gully.