Arapito Lodge is an accommodation facility specifically developed for workers in Greenplan’s forests, and for Greenplan investors.  It was purpose built for use by small groups, and is an ideal location for a weekend retreat.


The accommodation comprises of three units: 

Lounge/Dining/Kitchen: The kitchen contains gas hobs, electric oven, two fridge/freezers and equipment for catering for up to 12 people.  You will need to supply your own food.

Large spacious and attractive lounge and dining room with comfortable space for up to 12 people. 

The lounge area has a wood burning fireplace.

Sleeping:  Six rooms, each containing 2 bunks with mattresses.  You will need to supply your own bedding.   

Toilet and laundry:  Showers, toilets and washing machine.  Separate women’s toilet.  Separate changing and wet gear area. There is also an area of lawn and a large car parking area. 


The lodge is located on Mapara South Road, in the Aratoro Valley, 35kms south of Te Kuiti.  This is the location of 16 of Greenplan’s forest partnerships and is central to most Greenplan forests.  The lodge is on the adjacent to Arapito Partnership No.28.  It is also on the edge of the Mapara Reserve which is administered by the Department of Conservation, and is the location of its Kokako Recovery Program. Click here to visit the MAF Mapara Reserve webpage.


The lodge is available for use on a self catering basis for $15 per investor, per night, or $20 per non-investor, per night.  Users need to supply their own bedding and food.


As well as giving Greenplan investors the opportunity to visit their forests the lodge is an ideal base for a number of other activities:

Bush walking and bird watching – the adjacent Mapara Reserve contains increasing numbers of Kokako and other native birds.  Public access tracks provide the opportunity to walk through this reserve from which virtually all pests have been excluded. 

Other tramping and walking opportunities include Pureora Forest – approximately 30 minutes drive, and Greenplan forests.

Please note that Greenplan’s safety management policy requires all visitors to arrange entry to forests prior to their visit.

Mountain biking and skiing – there are good mountain biking opportunities in the immediate area as well as at Pureora Forest and Tongariro.  Being close to the State highway 4 means the lodge is a good option for people travelling to Ruapehu to ski. 

Hunting and fishing – Greenplan encourages investors wanting to hunt deer, pigs and goats on its properties.  This must be arranged with the Property Manager prior to visits.  Guided hunting trips are also available.

Visits to Waitomo Caves – the lodge is 45 minutes drive from Waitomo Caves. 

Booking Procedure

Please contact Greenplan Forestry Ltd to arrange accommodation.  We will give you detailed directions and if required arrange for you to be met and shown around the lodge on your arrival.

Safety Management

Please note that all visitors to Greenplan forests must notify Greenplan first.  All users of Arapito Lodge will be asked to read and sign acceptance of Greenplan’s Safety Management policy. For bookings and more information contact: 

Greenplan Forestry Phone:  (07) 878 6730