Omatua Guiding Centre - Facilities

Omatua is a Hawke's Bay conference, meeting and camp venue with modern, roomy facilities in an attractive, peaceful setting of 6 acres,with a safely flowing river alongside it.
Group acccommodation is available for up to 60, including 46 beds and 14 Marae (own mattress) style in the Riddell Lodge.
to the building complex are three level camping areas serviced with toilets, camp fire and cold water taps.
Omatua complex comprises:
Riddell Lodge
The main hall is ideal for indoor activities that require a large, clear space, or need seating for a large group. It can accommodate up to 14 people, Marae style (own Mattresses). Riddell Lodge has a small modern kitchen, three side rooms with 2 beds in each, 2 toilets (one accessible by wheelchair) and a shower. The two rooms upstairs are ideal for smaller break out/discussion groups.
Mary von Dadelszen House
The house provides a modern, fully equipped kitchen, and a spacious, comfortable dining room overlooking the river. The dining room includes an enclosed fireplace (wood is supplied), and seating for up to 60.
Absolom Wing
The Absolom Wing includes five rooms accommodating 32 beds, with 2 adjoining toilet/shower blocks, 5 showers and toilets.
Hutchinson Wing
The Hutchinson Wing features one room accommodating 6 beds, a supervisors room with 2 beds and ensuite, as a well as an adjoining room suitable for a sick bay or an infant.
Omatua Camp also provides the following facilities:
  • An outdoor shade area with seating is available for meals or meetings.
  • All facilities are accessible by wheelchairs and are connected by a covered walkway.
  • A gas barbeque is available on request.
  • Drying room, with laundry facilities and a coin operated dryer.
  • Ample, electrically heated, hot water.
  • Beds are supplied with foam mattresses. (bring own pillow)
  • Food, bedding, towels, toilet, kitchen supplies, laundry supplies, first aid supplies and rubbish bags must be brought with you.
Please remember that Omatua is smoke free, and dogs are NOT permitted.