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Phone 027 8272003

Contact Person Ingrid Laxon

Address 116 Finlay Road, Maungatautari, New Zealand View Map



Epworth Retreat & Recreation Centre is a picturesque accommodation and recreation facility managed by the Methodist Church of NZ.

Comfortable indoor accommodation for up to 170 people

Small private single bedrooms
Large open plan bunk rooms
Facilities for an additional 50 campers with 11 powered campervan sites.

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

Catering available or self-cater option

Bring your own bedding although we do provide a mattress protector.
We do have linen for hire for a small fee.

The upper level courtyard contains 4 separate ablution rooms
The Clements building contains 2 toilets only.
The lower level ablution block two plumbed portable units. In each unit there are 4 showers and 3 toilets.

Located on the banks of the Waikato River, you will find Epworth Retreat & Recreation Centre an deal place for groups to find some adventure. With its own boat ramp and jetty create the perfect opportunity for a spot of trout fishing, some water skiing, or explore up and down the Waikato river.

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.

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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