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A Warm Welcome for Casual Guests

One of our values is to offer a warm welcome to friends and strangers alike.

Lucas and Uke
Photo courtesy of Tamzin Henderson - Lukas and Ukelele

Many a hitchhiker has wandered down our road and ‘discovered’ our bay and found all manner of reasons to stay, sometimes for years! While we may be able to accommodate the unannounced guest, it is advisable to book ahead.

Orama is an affordable place to stay, with welcoming and friendly staff, and easy access to some of the best fishing, diving and surfing spots on the Barrier! We have a well equipped camp kitchen where you can cook up that fresh snapper you have just caught.


For avid trampers, the North Barrier has some wonderful walks. Of special interest is Hirakimata (Mount Hobson), the kauri dams and the windy canyon walk is a must see. After being out walking all day, all you need do when arriving back, is enjoy that hot shower and stroll into the dining room for a hearty home cooked meal (ask about the options available for meals when booking).


Fishing Boating Diving

Outdoor Adventure   

Spiritual Retreat & Relaxation

Caught a fish Rock Climbing Baptism


Comfortable accommodation

Play area, trampoline & park-like grounds

Safe beach with wharf & floating dock

Seaview bedroom Front Lawn Dolphins by the pontoon

We offer the greatest range of accommodation on Great Barrier Island ranging from modern to rustic. Discover something to suit you and your budget. 

We have a safe pre-school play area and trampolines for the kids, plus an expansive flat lawn in front of our main lodge for that evening game of soccer or volley ball.

Orama’s picturesque beach front is a calm tidal inlet, ideal for swimming. Orama has its own wharf and floating dock for all tide, easy boat access – it’s also a popular fishing and swimming spot!



Sports & Recreation

Walks & Places to Go

Swimming & Kayaking

Boats on the foreshore Kauri dam Kayak meets dolphin

Great Barrier must do’s

Food and Eating Out

We’ll help you to have the best ever holiday

Swallow Pizza Sunset
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for a casual stay with a warm welcome!


Orama Oasis is a dynamic 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 to enjoy a holiday adventure, a spiritual retreat or a training school at Orama ... Read more

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