Welcome to our Lodge @ Pongaroa 

here in the Northern Wairarapa

Country location – Shared accommodation - Group bookings – Backpackers - Dorms

Stay - Relax- Enjoy

Self-catering, comfortable and homely with off street parking. Free WiFi, Sky/Cable TV, fully insulated, large metro fireplace, washing facilities, two Bar-B-Ques and a large outdoor deck area. 


Linen provided and included in price. 

Please contact us if you have any questions about booking with us. 

History on Pongaroa
The small township of Pongaroa lies in the Tararua district, in the southeast of the North Island of New Zealand – 110 kilometres southwest of Hastings and 200 kilometres northeast of Wellington. The nearest town is Pahiatua, 50 kilometres to the west. Popular Akitio beach is 30 kilometres to the east. 

The township straddles Route 52, a road between Masterton in the south and Waipukurau in the north. Pongaroa village has a population of about 100, with the surrounding farms bringing the total population to about 300. Pongaroa is serviced by a School, an Early childhood centre, the Pongaroa Hotel, a Café and store, a Farmcentre, Squash club, the Golf club, a Domain, its owns Self-service Fuel pumps and now the Puketoi Lodge for accommodation.

Historically Pongaora belonged to the northern Wairarapa area. The vicinity has a claim to fame as the birthplace of scientist Maurice Wilkins (1916-2004) the man who discovered DNA.