Welcome to Omatua Guiding Centre

Omatua Guiding Centre is a Hawke's Bay venue and accommodation for:
  • conferences
  • seminars
  • retreats
  • training
  • reunions
  • school and church groups
  • guiding and scouting groups
  • family groups
Omatua is a camp run by GirlGuiding New Zealand, and is situated amongst the rich, natural surroundings of Rissington, in Hawke’s Bay. In 1961, Absolom Family generously gifted the homestead, and surrounds, to GirlGuiding New Zealand.
The historic homestead of Omatua, built in 1861, was generously gifted by the Absolom family to GirlGuiding Hawke’s Bay in 1961. Unfortunately, in 1979 the original homestead needed to be replaced, however it was been replaced with a modern complex, giving Omatua a new beginning. Facilities include meeting rooms, accommodation, redeveloped picturesque gardens and camping areas.
Since then, Omatua has been host to many events, including conferences, seminars, retreats, training, reunions, picnics, school and Church groups, Guiding and Scouting groups, and family groups. We welcome all organisations.
Find out more about Omatua:
Contact us to enquire about hiring Omatua Guiding Centre.
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