Phone 07 8272848 or 027 8272003

Contact Person Ingrid Laxon

Address 116 Finlay Road, Maungatautari, New Zealand View Map



Epworth Retreat & Recreation Centre is a long-standing and unique retreat owned and operated by the Methodist Church of NZ. Epworth offers affordable accommodation and stunning surroundings for a variety of groups.

Epworth is situated on 12 acres of picturesque grounds bordering the Mighty Waikato river with access to boat ramp and water activities. A variety of bedding arrangements from single rooms to open plan bunk rooms for up to 160 people. Minimum 20 people.

Commercial kitchen and smaller downstairs kitchen and dining area with lounge/ TV & projector for use with large Hall used for activities / conferences.

Bring your own bedding although we do provide a mattress protector. We do have linen for hire for a small fee. Catering available or self-cater option.

There is plenty of room for school groups, sports training groups, youth groups, weddings etc. Activities on site: Kayaks / Waterslide / Flying fox / Playgrounds / Giant chess set / Trampoline / Swimming pool. We have our high risk activities contracted out to qualified instructors, POA.

No animals permitted.

Let us work with you for a great deal with cost as will depend on group size, length of stay, exit cleaning or catering costs.

Groups clean and keep the camp tidy during their stay or we can provide cleaning for a fee and also on exit.

If self catering bring your own kitchen cleaning supplies etc.

No loud music between the hours of 11pm – 8am.

Terms & Conditions

Cancellation Policy: The deposit is non-refundable unless written notice is given at least 90 days prior to proposed booking.

A cancellation made inside of 90 days will result in lose of deposit and a fee totaling 25% of the expected bill.


Epworth Retreat & Recreation Centre

116 Finlay Road, Maungatautari, New Zealand

25km from Cambridge

Cambridge is close to:
Auckland 1 hr 45 min
Hobbiton 30 min
Hamilton Airport 15 min
Waitomo Caves 50 min
Te Awamutu 25 min
Avantidrome 2 min
Hamilton Gardens 15 min
Raglan 1 hr
Rotorua 1 hr
Tauranga 1 hr
Lake Karapiro 15 min
Sanctuary Mountain 30 min
Te Awa Cycle Trail 2 min
The Boatshed Kayaks 15 min

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