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Kokako Lodge

About us

Our Mission

To achieve Excellence in what we do, To be affordable for AIMHI schools, To make a difference for Youth.

Sponsorship opportunities

There are exciting and innovative ways to support us, from sponsoring equipment to hands on projects.

Our Vision

We aspire to being New Zealand's highest quality outdoor education facility, creating unforgettable opportunities for everyone.

Safety Management

We are Outdoor's Mark Safety audit certified.

Qualified Instructors

Qualified and experienced Instructors are available for all activities at Kokako Lodge.

Our Core Values

Safety, Quality, Sustainable, Progressive Value are of high importance to us.

Kokako Lodge is nestled alongside the majestic Hunua Falls on the western side of the Hunua Ranges Regional Park. At around 17,000 hectares, Hunua Ranges Regional Park is the largest piece of indigenous bush in the Auckland Region. The park features magnificent scenery accessible by a network of walking and tramping tracks, including the highest point in mainland Auckland (688m) which provides panoramic views across the Hauraki Gulf and Coromandel Ranges. Over 60% of Auckland’s drinking water comes from within the Hunua Ranges.

The Hunua Ranges are home to many special species of indigenous fauna including: North Island kokako, kiwi, kaka, bellbirds, tui, kereru, Hochstetter’s frog, lizards, weta and bats. Some of the plant species found in the Hunua Ranges are found nowhere else, and the park is renowned for it’s kauri trees. Auckland Council runs volunteer programmes to help protect this taonga through various conservation projects. The park also offers various recreation opportunities such as tramping, camping, mountain biking, horse riding, fishing, hunting, sightseeing and picnicking.

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We are very proud to say that for the third year running we have achieved our OutdoorsMark accreditation. Safety is paramount at Kokako Lodge, and it is our promise to make this our continued focus every day of our operations.

If you require any of our Safety Management Systems documentation, please do not hesitate to discuss this with the Office at your earliest convenience.

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Safety management is essential.  If you are running activities it is important that you do the risk analysis on them. We have AMP’s (Activity Management Plans) for all the activities that we run both on- and off-site. These are available  for view on request for the activities that our instructors are running for you.

In line with the current legislation changes and regulation requirements as detailed on the WorkSafe website, we are not able to exceed our supervision ratio’s for the activities that we provide for you. These supervision ratios are in line with industry best practice and are in place for the safety of all concerned. We apologise for any inconvenienced caused by meeting these standards.

If you require any of our Safety Management Systems documentation, please do not hesitate to discuss this with the Office at your earliest convenience.

Kokako Lodge Safety Management Plan
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