Accommodation Options

We welcome you to The Girls Brigade Lodge any time after 4 pm located on the banks of the Waimata river.

Settle in and enjoy the country atmosphere surrounded by kanuka and farmland. Your host will arrive to meet you at aprox. 6.30 pm and explain the Day 1 walk. You will receive maps and walk information.

The Girls’ Brigade Lodge

The Girls Brigade, an original, character-filled lodge was built in the 1950s for the Scouts and Girls Brigade of Gisborne and has been extensively refurbished for Walk Gisborne. The lodge sleeps 14 and has a fully equipped kitchen, living and outdoor areas. Share the experiences of the day around the large wooden table (made by your host Penny herself), in the outdoor area or curl up on comfortable sofas.

Facilities include

A new alteration this winter now provides six bedrooms, each sleeping 2 people in a bunk plus a Sleepout called the Sc-Out house ! that sleeps 2 in single beds = 14.

There are two hot showers and two toilets accessed by an outdoor covered deck.

The Shearers’ Quarters

In bygone years, The Shearer’s Quarters was a vital farm building housing the shearing gang while they shore the station’s sheep. The Quarters sleeps 14 and has a fully equipped kitchen, living and outdoor area. Enjoy the views down the valley to Poverty Bay, Young Nicks Head and the Pacific Ocean.

Close by is the Rimunui Woolshed where you may experience the workings of the farm – mustering, docking or shearing. You are welcome to observe these activities but we ask that you introduce yourselves to Kevin the manager, Jeremy the shepherd or Wiki the fencer general.


Facilities include –

Three bedrooms – Bedrooms 1 & 2 sleep six each divided by a partition and curtains with three on each side. The 3rd bedroom has two single divan beds = 14.

There are two hot showers and two toilets.