The Lions Hut committee would like to share with you some of our policy and clarify some
items in regards to  hire of the hut.

Daily Rates

Private hire rates

  • Adults $10 per night
  • Child under 16 years old $5 per night

These rates apply to the general public not associated with educational facilities.

Education facility rates

  • Adults $1 per night
  • Child under 16 years old $1 per night

These Rates are for Education groups and for week days only. Private hire rates apply for groups using the facility on weekends.

Please note that persons attending during the day and not the night will still be charged these rates.

Booking Rules

A non refundable $50 booking fee needs to be paid to confirm your stay.

The $50 booking Fee is additional to facility hire rates.

Please use the link to make contact and bookings.

Please appoint one representative for your group. This person will be the only designated contact for before, during and after the stay.

Once all visitors have vacated the Hut, full payment is required to be made to the following account within 7 days of the stay.

Bank: Westpac
Bank Account: 03 0490 0168825 00
Post: PO Box 2063, Whakatane 3159

When making a payment:

  • Add the same name used on the booking form in your banks “Particulars” field.
  • Add the date of the first day you wish to stay in the “Reference” field. eg 20/02/2022.
  • Make sure the above information appears on both the yours and our statements.


  • Monday to Friday – No later than 1 pm.
  • Saturday and Sunday – No later than 4 pm.

You must provide:

  • Your own cutlery, plates, mugs. (At present enough available)
  • Boil all drinking water. (Take enough water to drink for at least a day)
  • Paper rubbish bags, toilet paper, cleaning product, tea towels
    (mops/brooms /buckets provided)
  • First aid equipment.
  • Firewood at least 1 wheelbarrow load a day (for hot water & heating)
  • Gas/battery lighting (lodge has solar lighting) no candles allowed.
  • Barbeque if required for use outside.

DOGS ARE STRICTLY NOT PERMITTED WITHIN Te Urewera or at the Te Urewera Education Centre. Enquiries can be made at Te Uru Taumatua in Taneatua.

Please ensure you leave no trace of your visit with minimal to no disturbance to vegetation and water courses.

Print out the following forms.

Key Pickup Locations

Only after the $50.00 Booking Fee and the Booking Form have been received, your booking will be confirmed by email.

The Key for the Hut can be collected on the first day of your hire.

You will need to produce evidence of the Confirmation of booking email when picking up the key.

You will also be asked to sign for the key upon collection.

The key will then be returned on the same day after leaving the Hut. It will be signed as being returned.

The key must be returned to the same location it was collected from.

Keys can be collected from the following locations:

CALTEX – (Google Maps)
149 Commerce Street, Whakatane, Bay of plenty.
(07) 308 – 6013
Opening hours – 24hours a day / 7 days a week.

Caltex Whakatane – Fill up before you go. It’s a ways out there.

Waimana General Store – (Google Maps)
Waimana Road, Waimana 3196.
(07) 312 – 3048
Opening hours – 7:00am – 6:00pm

Waimana General Store – Stop off and stock up.

Upon presenting your confirmation certificate – you’ll receive the keys to the Lions Hut.


If you need to cancel a confirmed booking please tell us by email giving at least 2 weeks notice prior to the booked date. If not, the $50 minimum fee will be charged.

There are extenuating circumstances such as emergencies, road closures and extreme weather that could prevent people from using the Hut closer to the hire time, in these situations the booking fee will be either transferred to another date or refunded.