Give back with your next corporate retreat

Welcome to The Institute of Awesome at Karioi Lodge. Located on the coast in Raglan, New Zealand our enviro-tech lodge is perfect for your corporate get-away, team building, offsite or retreat (whatever your lingo is). We are 2 hours from Auckland, 45 minutes from Hamilton and lightyears away from stress. Enjoy all that Raglan has to offer, with its world famous surf breaks, awesome arts community, cafes and food to die for, and adventure however you like it. Or you can chill in the tranquility of the lodge listening to the birdsong.

We have 21 rooms in the lodge and a 5 room private residence and apartments. Our rooms can be configured a private rooms or dorm style accommodation, depending on how many guests are required to stay.

Our place is quite unique and by choosing us for your next event you will also be giving back to the community. Every event booked also sponsors one or more schools to come to the lodge and attend our enviro-tech camps. Plus you can help work on the projects the kids will build too. If you have a particular expertise in science, technology, engineering, arts or entrepreneurialism then you can lend your teams skills to develop a “Secret Project” for kids to learn from.

Every individual retreat night you stay sponsors two kids on camp.

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Every bed night you stay sponsors two kids on one of our camps. Bring your team of 30 for a two night stay, and you sponsor 60 kids on a two night camp.

Team building

Located in Raglan you are close to some of the best adventuring on land and sea. World-class surf, stunning scenery, beautiful beaches, inspiring arts. You can move at any pace you like with always something to do. We can create activity packages to suit.


Our amenities

Our lodge is nestled in the bush overlooking the Tasman Sea. It is a rustic school camp in the process of being re-booted as an enviro-tech centre. It is warm, comfortable and has oodles of character. There are communal facilities for cooking and eating, hot high pressure showers and lounges to relax in.

  • 21 king/double rooms in the main lodge

  • 5 bedroom private house and apartments

  • Main lodge hall for dining and meeting

  • The Hangar event space for workshops

  • An outdoor stage and amphitheatre with the backdrop of the sea

  • Two kitchens to self cater from

  • Full catering an option also

  • Free wifi

  • BBQs and outdoor dining

  • Fire pit and seats to share your epic tales of the day around

  • A sauna to ease your muscles



Lodge rooms

21 rooms can be configured as king, twin or bunks to suit.

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Private residence and apartments

2 Double rooms, 2 Studio apartments and a double bunk room.

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Give back to schools via Special Projects 🕵️‍♀️

Come and have your next leadership offsite at the Institute. You will be taken through leadership development with a unique twist as you will help design the next project for kids to come and learn about environmental technology while solving a real-world problem.

You will be involved in the planning, designing and building of the project. We can customise your experience to include accommodation at the lodge, all meals, entertainment, guest speakers and facilitation.

Each retreat booked sponsors one or more schools to come stay and work on building the project too. You help kids have a life changing educational experience they would not otherwise have.


Sponsor schools

Every offsite and retreat sponsors a school group to come to the centre. Not only that but your team can help develop engaging educational projects for them to learn from, using their skills in science, technology, engineering, arts or entrepreneurialism.

While you are with us, work on a “Secret Project” that solves a problem in the community. It could be monitoring the waterways for pollutants, tracking pests in the bush, measuring CO2 in the air or growing organic food to feed everyone.

Unique team experiences

Our events team can tailor your retreat experience to suit. We can provide catering, speakers and facilitators as well as live music and entertainment.

We can organise a number of activities for your team to do also, from surf lessons, to kayaking to canyoning.