About Us

Who we are

Orama is a dynamic, diverse Christian community based on Great Barrier Island with a vibrant history of restoring and equipping people for life’s journey. Every year more than 2500 visitors come & enjoy time at Orama whether on a holiday adventure, spiritual retreat or training school.
We are the largest accommodation provider on Great Barrier Island and offer a wide range of accommodation options for all our guests. 
We are also privileged to host the Hillary Outdoors Education Centre with whom we have had a close partnership with now for over 10 years.


Where we are

Orama is located at the eastern end of Port Abercrombie, nestled in Karaka Bay on the Western side of Great Barrier Island, New Zealand.
We are based on a 250 hectare property of which a large portion falls within the Kotuku Peninsula Bird Sanctuary.
You can get to Orama & Great Barrier Island by Sea or Plane.


Our Mission

“To be a place of Welcome & Belonging where people have life-changing encounters with God, Nature & Others.”

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Where we're from

Orama has a rich history of giving people hope and a vision for the future through their experiences here. Pioneered by Neville and Dorothy Winger in 1963, Orama began as a Christian conference and ministry centre. This ministry has had an international impact through the many people that have been transformed through their time here & moved on to pioneer movements of their own.