The Pohangina River, which flows just beyond the boundary of Pohangina Base
Situated on the western bank of the Pohangina River, the lodge provides an ideal base for day trips into the Ruahine Forest Park via Takapari Road or to explore the Kahikatea Walk or Totara Reserve.
There are picnic tables on the grounds and access to the Pohangina River is a 15 minute drive away, via Piripiri bridge.
- 5 bookable bunk rooms
- Wood burner with firewood provided
- Electric oven and refrigerator
- Hot showers
- Flush toilets
- Camping sites
- Mattresses are provided but you will need to take your own linen
A communal kitchen is one of facilities available to Pohangina Base visitors
The open plan communal living area features kitchen (with refrigerator and stove), a dining area and a lounge area, all warmed by a wood burner.
An example of the external bedrooms available for booking
Bunkrooms are available for sole occupancy. In total, there are 17 beds in five bunkrooms (three external, two internal).
Pohangina Base is located on Pohangina Valley East Road, approximately 45 minutes drive from Palmerston North.
From Ashhurst, drive north along Pohangina Road, then turn right onto Pohangina Valley East Road. As you pass the Highland Youth Camp on your right, Pohangina Valley East Road veers off to the right. Stay on this road for approximately 12 km. Pohangina Base is located on the right approximately 1 km past Takapari Road
Fees are paid per room (not per person), based on $10 per available bed-space, as follows:
- 2-bed room: $20 per night
- 3-bed room: $30 per night
- 4-bed room: $40 per night
- 6-bed room: $60 per night
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