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Karawai Lodge

– Pets allowed by negotiation

– Ample parking for cars,buses and caravans


– Day room        – TV room        – Dining room

– Free Sky and Free view television        – Free WIFI        – Free Movies


– Backpackers share $35 per night (Up to 4 per room)

– $60 per night for a double room (Maximum 2 persons per room)

Long term rates are negotiable for 4 week or longer

– Payment by direct credit into bank account, cheques or cash, no credit card accepted

– Budget accommodation by the beach

 About Ruakaka

Ruakaka is popular for water sports and the Ruakaka Racecourse where the “turf meets the surf”, a surf patrol operates during the season and there is a playground for the children. Uretiti on the other hand is a ‘clothes optional’ beach for the brave at heart. One Tree Point is a peaceful beach side community with stunning views, a new marina with cafe/restaurant. Further north you will find Marsden Cove and the Marsden Point Oil Refinery, which offers free admission to their visitors centre.


Karawai Lodge Accommodation in Ruakaka is a privately owned business built in the 1960’s originally set to accommodate the Electricorp workers.

1.     Located just a few minutes from the village

2.     120 metres walk to rystal clear waters and the white sands of stunning Ruakaka Beach

3.     5 minutes drive to Marsden Point and Bream Bay and 10 minutes to Waipu

We consist of 12 rooms mainly specialising in short to long term Single Room accommodation plus a fully self contained four bedroom house. In order for everyone to have a safe and peaceful environment we have created Accommodation Rules.

If you are comfortable sharing bathrooms, toilets, kitchens, laundry areas with others then Karawai is the place for you.

– Wireless Internet Service          – Attractive BBQ area ­         – Large kitchen        – 5 minutes walk to the beach ­
– Clean and Freindly ­         – Sky Television Lounge        – Commercial Washers & Dryers         ­ – Offstreet parking         – Group Bookings


Karawai Lodge offers long and short term accommodation. We specialise in single rooms with shared facilities i.e. laundry, common areas, kitchen, bathrooms, toilets and internet rooms are all shared.

Tenancy Prerequisite: All potential residents must have ID.

Long ­term accommodation is a minimum of six weeks stay plus a room bond. Conditions Apply.



Room Type – Bond & Daily Rental

*All prices are in NZ Dollars. Prices listed below rooms are all per day rates for long (L), short (S) and daily (D) rates. Please note that room bonds and administration fees apply.

Double Room (Maximum 2 persons per room):

Short Term hire is $65 per night;    Long Term hire is $260 per week

Back Packers Shared Room (up to 4 per room in bunks):

$35 per person per night;    Self Contained 4 bedroom house on request


We are located at 24 Karawai Street in Ruakaka.
Zoom out to view distance to shops and the area.

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Broadband Internet

We have currently upgraded our internet systems and are proud to offer wireless internet at no extra cost in the privacy of your own room. No installation or cancellation fee required.

Self-contained Kitchen

Self catering kitchen with electric utilities and lots of room to move. Our large kitchen is the perfect environment to meet and greet people from all walks of life. You’re your own meal or meals available on request.

Kitchen opens at 6am every morning and closes at 9.00pm. Other cooking facilities are avaikable 24 hours per day in the Day Room.

BBQ Area

Sited immediately outside the main kitchen the BBQ area receives the afternoon sun, and is a delightful location to waste away the evening. Join in on group BBQ’s.

Off street Parking

Karawai Lodge has plenty of offstreet car parking for your car, boat or bus etc..

Laundry Facilities Available (no extra cost)

Sports area

Local Gym, Playground and Park a walk down the road



We hope you enjoy living at our Beachside Accomodation. If you need anything, just stop by the office or call us at (09) 6300 845!


Living at Karawai Lodge has many advantages but remember, we also share walls, floors and ceilings with our neighbors. Please be considerate of your neighbors and keep all noise to a minimum. Thank you.


Thank you for helping to keep the laundry rooms clean for the next. Please be considerate of others by timing your laundry and removing clothes when they are finished washing or drying.


A vacuum cleaner is available for your use – just stop by the office to borrow it. Please remember to empty the bag so it is ready for the next person. We also have irons available if you need to borrow this.


If you’d like to find out more or view our rooms on offer, please call or email us.  or call 0275 700 600

Kawawai Lodge, 24 Karawai Street, Ruakaka 0116

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Make advance payments and get rewarded:TWC

Pay 3 months in advance and get $10 off each week.

Conditions apply

New Rooms

Newly Refurbished Rooms with built in wardrobes and a big window to allow lots of sunlight!