About Borland Lodge

Borland Lodge is run by The Borland Lodge Adventure and Education Trust and is a New Zealand registered Charitable Trust.

Peter & Lynn Illingworth are the on-site Lodge Managers.

Borland Lodge welcomes individuals and groups up to 150 people.


The Lodge has 8 wooden chalets that sleep a total of 40 people. Each chalet has two bunks and a single bed.

A nine-room accommodation block sleeps 54, and is ideal for a large group.

The Lodge also has eight new chalets:
  • 3 Double bed chaletsĀ 
  • 3 Family units with a double bed bunk and two bunks to sleep up to four children
  • 2 chalets have three bunks sleeping up to six people.

Bishops Cabin has a double bed bunk and two single beds. All beds come with a fitted sheet and a pillow with pillow slip.

All rooms have heaters.

There are two large kitchens and dining /lounge areas. Both kitchens are fully equipped with two new commercial ovens, walk-in chillers and chest freezers. These two kitchens provide utensils and crockery for 100 and 100 respectively.

Function areas are for hire and are suitable for weddings, seminars, meetings, family reunions, youth leadership, team building sessions, formal dinners, and almost any celebration or get together.

Function and catering information is available from Lodge Office

The Lodge also has one cottage :

Bechtels Cottage is a self-contained unit, with a separate bedroom consisting of a double bed bunk and a single bed. Beds are made up with sheets and duvet and towels, teatowels are provided. The bathroom has a toilet and wet area shower and both have handrails. Bechtels kitchen/dining area has a stove, fridge, microwave and toaster, with a television in the lounge area.

School & Group Responsibilities:

  • Tramping boots and dirty outdoor footwear to be left outside.
  • Take recyclable rubbish with you - cans, tins, bottles & plastics.
  • Pig buckets are provided for scraps.
  • Burnable rubbish to be placed in wheelie bins.
  • Leave the Lodge facilities clean and tidy for the next visitors to enjoy.
  • Large Groups/School Groups bring their own tea towels, detergent and toilet paper and are responsible for clean up at the end of your stay.
  • Managers appreciate you making time for a Group Briefing on arrival to go over safety issues and general code of use.