• 5 renovated rooms each with 2 sets of bunk beds opening off the main hall (additional two mattresses can be placed on floor of each room if required)

  • 3 other rooms opening off the main hall, configured as a double bed bottomed bunk and single bed, a single bunk bed, and two single beds 

  • 'Girls dorm' which sleeps 33 on bunk beds spread across four small partitioned spaces and a larger open plan area, in addition to approximately 15 extra mattresses on the floor if required

  • 'Boys dorm' which sleeps 24 on bunks, with the possibility of up to an additional 24 mattresses (squeezed!) on the floor if required

  • Bring your own tents if additional accommodation is required

  • 4 caravan electric points available (next to garage and deck)

  • We have mattresses for 145, and beds for 84

  • Pillows/sheets/bedding not supplied

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  • Gas oven x2

  • Gas hobs x6

  • Pots/pans/utensils, cutlery/crockery provided

  • Stand-up fridge plus walk-in chiller room

  • Chest freezer

  • Meat slicer

  • BBQ

  • Steriliser wash-up area

  • Please supply your own tea-towels and dishwashing liquid

  • Multi-purpose hall easily converted from dining room to meeting space to dance hall to activity centre, with folding tables and easy stack chairs

  • Carpeted stage area with projector friendly wall

  • Cosy fireplace and wood provided

  • Drinks station with Zip

  • Smaller chapel/lounge space with couches for relaxing or smaller gatherings

  • Piano 

  • Please note that you need to supply your own audiovisual equipment, power cords, multi-boxes and instruments

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  • Spacious deck area with great views

  • Large grassy field suitable for soccer, rugby, volleyball, capture the flag, and other games

  • Native bush area with paths to explore, burma trail routes and great for 'animal survival' games

  • Across the road from a sheltered safe harbour beach suitable for boating, swimming, raft building

  • Waterslide, kayaks and lifejackets may be available to hire at your own risk (for an additional fee). Please ensure your group has adequate supervision and health and safety procedures/risk assessments in place.

  • 10 minutes walk from a wharf suitable for jumping (mind the oysters!), fishing and watching the sunrise

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  • Renovated in 2020!

  • 2 disability access toilet/shower rooms upstairs

  • 'Girls bathroom' with 5 toilets and 3 showers

  • 'Boys bathroom' with urinal, 3 toilets and 3 showers

  • Bathrooms accessed from field or through dormitories

  • A $2 coin operated washing machine is available, costing $4 per load.

  • Toilet paper/soap/paper hand towels supplied

  • Please supply your own rubbish and sanitary bin liners, and top-loader machine washing detergent

  • We ask that you take care of the camp facilities and grounds.

  • Your group is responsible for cleaning and clearing up the camp facilities and grounds at the end of your stay. Please leave the camp facilities and grounds in a tidy and clean condition - to a standard that is at least as good as you found it.

  • If you notice something broken or not quite right, please let us know.

  • There is a nearby Refuse Transfer station at Parua Bay to dispose of your rubbish and recycling. At the end of your stay, please take all your rubbish, recycling and lost property away with you.

  • All kitchen and dining appliances, crockery, utensils etc are to be fully cleaned and where appropriate placed back in their original locations and drawers.

  • All floor surfaces are to be vacuumed/swept and the hall and kitchen floors must be mopped.

  • All rubbish and sanitary bins are to be emptied and cleaned thoroughly.

  • All furniture, equipment and resources is to be cleaned and returned to its original layout. This includes mattresses for bunks/ beds, chairs/couches, dining tables, wall pictures/paintings, wash-up areas etc. 

  • The grounds must be cleared of rubbish and let in a tidy condition.

  • Our camp is run entirely by volunteers

  • We have a camp house on site accommodating a wonderful family of camp volunteers who are available to assist with any issues that may arise during your stay.

  • You will be welcomed to camp and helped to settle in. Please contact us if you have any issues during your stay. A committee member will meet with you to walk through the camp prior to your departure.

Our Rules:

  1. No alcohol to be consumed on-site.

  2. No smoking, vaping or recreational drug use is permitted on-site.

  3. No pets on-site.

  4. No fires or fireworks on-site without specific permission (please note Council Fire Permits may be required)

  5. Please drive slowly and carefully while on-site, and keep the main driveways clear at all times, to allow 24/7 access for emergency vehicles and deliveries.

  6. Audible noise outside the main building should be kept to a minimum between 10.30pm and 6am.

  7. Amplified Music Sound Systems are not allowed to be used between 10pm and 9am.

  8. All camp mattresses and bean bags to stay indoors at all times.

  9. Couches, chairs and tables should not to be left outside in the wet.

  10. Please do not access camp storage areas such as the store room off the main hall and the double garage at the top end of the campsite.

  11. Please assign a named person/s from your group to be available for both the check in and check out process.


Hire Charges:

Unless otherwise negotiated, check in is at 4pm, and check out is at 2pm.

This is negotiable depending on other hires and extra charges may be incurred for early morning check ins.


All prices are GST inclusive.

Please note prices subject to change without notice.


STANDARD SEASON RATES (Feb 8th - May 31st and Sept 1st - Dec 19th)

Booking for one night only

- Minimum charge $500

- Groups with 30+ guests pay $17 per person

- Groups with <30 guests charged a flat rate of $500


Booking for multiple nights 

- Minimum charge $400

- Groups with 23+ guests pay $17 per person per night

- Groups with <23 people charged a flat rate of $400 per night.



- Day visitors fee $10 per day or part day

- Under 5 years: no charge


HIGH SEASON RATES (Apply to Anzac and Labour Weekends, Dec 20th - Feb 7th)

- Minimum charge $600 per night

- Groups with 30+ guests pay $20 per person per night


LOW SEASON RATES (June - August)

- Minimum charge $300 per night

- Groups with 20+ guests pay $17 per person per night

To secure your booking a deposit of $500 is required (or applicable minimum charge for high or low season).

This is inclusive of a $50 non-refundable administration fee.

Deposit is non refundable if cancellation occurs less than 3 months prior to booking date. 

You will be given a registration form to complete during your stay with the numbers of guests using the facility.

Your deposit will be subtracted from the overall charge. 

Use of kayaks/lifejackets and waterslide incur extra charges

You will be invoiced with the total charge inclusive of the cost of any breakages occuring during your stay. This is payable within 1 week of invoicing.


Payment can be made by direct deposit to Kiwibank account 38-9002-0221772-01, or by cheque made out to Northland Evangelical Movement Inc.

When paying by direct deposit please use the following.

Ref: Group name eg Hockey North.

Code: Hire dates eg 1-4 April 18.

Particulars: Name of booking contact eg J Smith.

COVID-19 Related Terms of Hire

HOLYground operates under level 1 and 2 restrictions in accordance with New Zealand Government Guidelines but is closed under levels 3 and 4.

We have QR codes for contact tracing around the premises, as well as a manual sign-in register which we ask are used by everyone coming on site.

In addition to the standard conditions of hire please note the following conditions of private hire in relation to the current COVID19 pandemic:


  • All groups will be expected to have and oversee their own pandemic health and safety plan, compliant with the current government COVID 19 alert level/traffic light guidance and legislative requirements.

  • All groups will be expected to respectfully follow any specific guidance and requests from our camp manager or a camp committee member, especially in relation to safeguarding and maintaining a healthy, safe and clean camp environment.

  • If requested, the hirer will cover the cost of a deep clean by a professional cleaning company, if deemed necessary by the camp manager, a camp committee member or by a government/public health official.

  • If the hirer, the camp manager or the camp committee need to cancel a booking due to COVID19 related issues, then a full refund will be offered (other than an administrative fee of $50) prior to any hire commencing, or if the hire has already commenced a pro-rata partial refund.

Useful Links for Guidance on Operating during the COVID19 pandemic

- Recreation Aotearoa Alert Level 2 Guidance For Organised Outdoor Activities and Facilities:

- Official Alert Level Guidance and current restrictions:

- EOTC Guidance on operating in COVID19 Alerts:

Please ask during the booking process if you have any queries regarding our camp policies in this rapidly evolving environment.