About Us

About Us -Greg and Rosemary from Awarakau-Lodge

Your hosts; Greg and Rosemary Horler

Learn about the Chatham Islands at Awarakau Lodge. The lodge is the centre of the 1100 acre Awarakau Farm. Your hosts, Greg and Rosemary Horler, are experts at making sure that you enjoy your stay and learn all about the Chatham Islands while you are with them.

Find out exactly what these amazing islands have to offer. From the moment you arrive, you will feel at home in this special slice of paradise. Greg and Rosemary own and operate the lodge as part of their farming business. This is not an add-on, it is a core part of their operation. Farm activities often revolve around tour groups,  allowing guests to experience Chatham Islands farming at first hand.

Awarakau Lodge is the only lodge-style accommodation available on the main Chatham Island.

Come and experience the real thing. Visitors always appreciate the home-style cuisine, personalised service and the sharing of histories and experiences that they can have here.

Rosemary is a 6th Generation Chatham Islander. Her family has been farming this part of the Chathams since the 1800s, so sharing the history comes naturally.

This is an authentic Chatham Islands lodge, and a working farm, providing an intimate glimpse into life on the Chatham Islands.

About us:

“We started the accommodation after we remodeled the Lodge. It was too big for just us and the scenery is too special not to share it with others. We just felt that the accommodation blended with the farm business perfectly as lots of our guests were fascinated by the wonderful lifestyle and how we do things here on the Chathams.”

Awarakau Lodge caters for couples, families or groups of up to 8 people. Guests have the choice of twin or Queen rooms. All accommodation includes complimentary breakfast, access to a comfortable guest lounge, with Sky TV and tea and coffee making facilities.

Vacation accommodation on the magical Chatham Islands. Flights, accommodation, tours, meals and all transfers can be arranged on request.

For those big days out, Awarakau Lodge can provide packed lunches, in addition to a cooked meal in the evening, at your request.

Find out about the best Chatham Islands Accommodation  by contacting Greg and Rosemary here.

Discover what the Chatham Islands has to offer by checking out the official visitor site here: