Rarangi Surf Club building


The Rarangi Surf Club building is located at Whites Bay Recreation Reserve within easy drive from Blenheim, wineries, gourmet foods and artists of Marlborough.

Rarangi Surl Club building.
Rarangi Surf Club building

Rarangi Surf Club building interior.
Building interior


  • Contains a large common room, open style bunkroom, toilet, shower, hand basin and kitchen.
  • Heating is provided by a log burner in the winter, some firewood is provided.
  • The kitchen is equipped with a gas oven and a four burner gas stove top. 
  • Refrigeration is provided, 226 litre fridge, 92 litre freezer. 
  • Hot water is available via gas califont.
  • Solar powered lighting.
  • Mattresses are provided in the bunkroom. 


Note: The lodge can be booked as accommodation by recognised community groups only.

The cost is $100 per night. Bunks for 10 people are provided. Greater numbers can be accommodated in the Whites Bay campsite at normal rates ($6 per adult and $3 per school age child).

Bookings are managed by the Rarangi Surf Club. Email: rowsey@kinect.co.nz

Plan and prepare

What to bring:

  • Gas bottle.
  • Kindling wood.
  • Sleeping bags, blankets and pillows.


  • No candles or naked flames.
  • No driftwood to be burnt in the fireplace.
  • Adult supervision is essential at all times.
  • No smoking inside the building and on the veranda.
  • Ensure the facility is left clean and tidy for the next users and check with the ranger before departure.

Getting there

Whites Bay is located on Port Underwood Road. Follow State Highway 1 to Tuamarina (9 km north of Blenheim or 20 km south of Picton).

Turn off and head east via Hunter, Pembers and Rarangi Roads to Rarangi and Monkey Bay. From Rarangi/Monkey Bay the road climbs steeply over hills to Whites Bay. Whites Bay and the historic cable station is sign posted down a short side road off Port Underwood Road. Whites Bay from Picton on Port Underwood Road is not recommended for caravans.

Grid reference: NZTM2000, E1688402-N5417878.

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Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies