Whether you are coming for a planned holiday or event, or just wander down the road, our hope is that during your stay you will experience Orama’s legendary hospitality and the restorative power of this special place. Orama has a long history as a place of rest and restoration; and is situated in a valley originally used by local Maori for growing medicinal herbs and plants, including mairehau whose pervasive perfume was said to permeate the valley with peace and healing.  


Whether you are travelling alone or want to organise a group holiday, we have a variety of accommodation options for you to choose from including
Lodge Rooms, Self-contained Units, Cabins, Bunk Rooms, and Tent Sites.

We can offer you tastefully decorated self-contained units with magnificent views of the bay and sunsets to die for, or if you just want a bed to crash in after a strenuous day of hiking, we have simpler options of cabins or bunks.

We can accommodate and cater meals for you or a group of up to 120 guests.


Our property features a tranquil beach, expansive grounds, a safe pre-school play area, huge dining hall (for up to 120 guests) with sea views, commercial kitchen/catering options, well equipped conference rooms with a data projector and sound system, recreation hall, laundry, general store, wifi, public phone.

Communal camp kitchen

Our camp kitchen, called Rose Cottage, is available for visitors who want to self-cater. It is fully equipped, so all you need to bring is your food. There is also a guest kitchen in our main lodge.

Items to bring

Bring a torch – our power generating hours stop at 10.30pm so a good reliable torch with spare batteries is essential. In the winter bring a hot water bottle to warm your bed. Insect repellent is always handy for sand flies and mosquitoes (in the summer). Sun-screen of course (esp. in the summer) and covered shoes if you’re going to explore the shoreline (oyster shells can cut your feet).

What not to bring

Please don’t bring candles as the fire risk from these is too great in our remote island paradise. Sorry, no pets allowed.

Site Rules

For your own safety and comfort during your stay we do ask that you observe our Site Rules.