The Outpost is a group and family Lodge with a 28 bed capacity,  situated at Mangarakau. It is a secluded eco-friendly venue in West Golden Bay, New Zealand. The original building was Mangaraka‍‍‍u Primary School from 1948 to 1997.

The Venue is particularly suitable for large family groups, groups of friends, parties, tramping, 4WD and camera clubs, bird watchers, sports or hobby groups, educational groups, conferences.  

The shape of the landscape lends a hand to making this site a natural amphitheatre, ideal for small outdoor events.

We are nestled in‍‍‍to the Kahurangi National Park which simply teems with New Zealand native bird life.   Behind this peaceful property are bush clad hills overlooked by impressive limestone monoliths, creating a unique shelter belt from wind and much frequency.  

The West coast is a hunting and fishing dream and this area is no exception.   Reserve information here.  A few minutes south is the Paturau river.   At the rivers mouth is the wild West Coast at the Tasman sea.

Caves and limestone bluffs crown the hills, while bush tracks and miles of almost deserted beach decorate the landscape. There are numerous walks through farmland, native bush, coastal land and bluff headlands.

Come and experience the great outdoor adventures or simply relax the way we used to in classic kiwi style.

Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory

Dr Seuss

Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory

Dr Seuss

Group / Fa‍‍‍mily Accommodation

Stay & Adventure Play or simply chill


‍‍‍amily friendly accommoda‍‍‍tion


 alt Water Pool




The Outpost proudly sponsors NZ‘s awake ‍‍‍& aware hip hop artist

Saru G.


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