There are a wide range of activities available at the EcoLodge site which are suitable for a range of different groups. Constructed on 18.7 hectares of regenerating native forest, protected by a QE II National Trust Open Space Covenant, the EcoLodge is a working example of alternative building and waste technologies. “A unique experience in Australasia”.

The EcoLodge functions as a residential centre, providing accommodation for education and recreation while encouraging practical resource awareness and conservation through everyday living. Features such as the solar power, the grey water wetlands and the use of locally milled timber – all demonstrate the future of conservation education right here in South Canterbury.

EcoLodge facilities

Sleeps 23 total, 2 rooms with 2 King singles in each, 1 six bed platform bunk, 1 eight bed platform bunk, 1 five bed single platform and one moveable bunk.

  • Solar electric power
  • Solar water heating
  • Large macrocarpa deck
  • Rayburn coal range for cooking and water heating
  • Wood burner for heating
  • UV water treatment
  • Large gas oven/5 burner
  • BBQ outside
  • Large fridge (we have no freezer however some groups bring along a chiller trailer and fuel, and plug this directly into our generator)
  • Lodge interior lined with locally milled sycamore, larch, marcocarpa and pine
  • Grey water wetland
  • An outside pizza oven
  • 2 x showers
  • 2 x toilets

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