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St Martin Lodge

St Martin Lodge, Kamautaurua Quarantine Island

The Lodge is owned and managed by the QIKT Community. Our aim is to provide basic lodge accommodation for group and family hire and be a centre for hui, retreats, conferences, camps and other gatherings in accordance with our values and vision.

The Calender of current bookings is here. And here is information on how to charter a boat to come to the island.

St Martin Lodge Booking Fees

  • Prices per night are $20 per adult; $15 per tertiary student; $12 for school-aged children (5-17yrs); under 5’s no charge.
  • Family Concession $50 on application (2 adults; 2 school-aged children) by prior arrangement.
  • St Martin Lodge accommodates up to 30 people.
  • Groups of 10 or more can expect sole use of the facilities.
  • For groups of less than 10 who would like sole use we ask for $150 plus $5 per person per night. This is the same price for booking the Lodge for the day.
  • If you have additional day visitors joining your group we ask for $5 per person.
  • Pay online when you know exact numbers, putting your name, “Lodge’ & the date, in the reference code. Our bank account: Quarantine Island Kamau Taurua Community 38 90170478888 00
  • Alternatively, you can request an invoice, or pay in cash.

Cancellation policy

  • Please advise us at least 7 days prior if you wish to cancel your booking.

House rules

  • Check-in/check-out times vary depending upon boat transfers.
  • Smoking including vaping is only allowed on the far end of the jetty.
  • No fires or BBQ’s permitted.
  • No dogs permitted.
  • At the end of your stay please leave the accommodation cleaner and tidier than you found it!

Facilities (see photo gallery at bottom of page)

Kitchen/dining room: (x2 stoves, microwave, cooking utensils, jugs, toasters, pots, pans, plates, bowls, mugs/cups, glasses and cutlery, x2 fridge/freezers.). Dining room with tables/chairs and a heat pump. Our tank water is UV treated and safe to drink. Please conserve water as much as possible. In very dry weather, you may be asked to bring your own drinking water.

We compost food waste, and at times the Keeper will have a few chickens. Please ask the Keeper what foods can be composted, and what the chickens can eat.

Please take all your recycling and rubbish off the island when you leave. We encourage you to sort your waste for recycling (glass, plastic, paper, soft plastic).

Lounge: Heat pump, sofa’s, armchairs, games, bookcase, coffee table.

Bathroom: x2 hand basins; x1 shower for occasional use. Please conserve water as much as possible. If using the shower, please keep it short (2 minutes).

Toilets– x2 composting toilets (shared with day visitors). They can only cope with pee, poo and toilet paper. There is a separate rubbish bin for sanitary products. Always close the toilet lid after use so warm air can circulate and help with the composting process. This prevents them from getting smelly too. Useful bacteria break down the waste and it’s critical that no harsh chemical products are used to clean the toilets. These will kill the beneficial bugs. The Keeper will clean the toilet, using appropriate cleaning products.

Bedrooms: x2 large bunk rooms sleeping 14 and 11; x1 single room; x1 room with two single beds (Captain’s cabin); x1 room with double bed.

If the Lodge isn’t quite big enough for your group, there is a small, flat area for camping near the buildings. No camping elsewhere on the Island.

What we supply: Toilet paper; paper hand towels, hand wash liquid, dish washing liquid, tea towels, and cleaning products, brooms, vacuum, dustpan/brush, mop etc. At the end of your stay please leave the accommodation cleaner and tidier than you found it!

What to bring:
– Sleeping bag
– A sheet to cover your DoC style mattress
– Pillow & pillow case (optional)
– Tea towels (optional)
– Hand towels/Towels
– Rubbish bags
– Food

-Optional extras: Slippers or thick socks or a hot water bottle will help keep you warm inside the Lodge; Gumboots or walking boots. Waterproof backpack or bag so it doesn’t get wet and dirty on the boat, or on our jetty when you arrive.

If you find anything broken or not working or if you can’t find something you need, please talk to the Keeper.

Photo gallery