Borland Lodge began life as the Pig Creek Hostel providing accommodation for the power project workers. On completion of the project the buildings were left behind to become a valuable base for School, Youth, Family and Community Groups. New facilities and accommodation have been opened in March 2007 and up to 150 people can be accommodated.
Primary School Groups
Borland Lodge is a popular option for Southland and Otago Primary and Intermediate Schools. At about an hour and half from Invercargill, Borland Lodge is remote enough for a sense of adventure but still easily accessible.
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Secondary School Groups
Year 7 to 13 students enjoy challenging week-long camps at Borland. Students study the natural history of the area and learn new outdoor skills. Student Activities include overnight camps, canoeing, mountain biking, rock climbing, tramping, orienteering and more.
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Borland Lodge as a base for Tertiary Study
Borland Lodge is used regularly by Otago University and other tertiary education providers. Annual Geology, Ecology and Botany field courses are held at Borland Lodge. It is a convenient, comfortable and affordable base from which to venture afield.
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