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Facilities at Houghtons Bush Camp

Clean, comfortable and well-maintained, the physical environment at Houghtons Bush provides a perfect balance between creature comforts and the essential outdoor camping experience.

From the commercial-style kitchen and spacious indoor areas, to the sheltered BBQ courtyard and challenging adventure courses, it’s all designed to ensure your visit can provide everyone with an experience they’ll cherish for life.

You can choose to prepare your own meals or employ the services of a catering company. It’s up to you. There is also a local takeaway food outlet, a small grocery shop and the Waimauku Shopping Centre is just nine kilometres away. For details of recommended caterers see Contact.

Our easy-to-use kitchen includes:

  • Commercial fan oven plus a second oven with grill and cook top
  • Two steamers
  • Walk-in cool room and separate freezer
  • Toasters and microwave
  • Servery and separate wash-up area
  • Continuous hot water supply

Houghton’s Bush Camp is laid out to suit the needs of a wide range of visitors, including families, business teams, interest groups and schools. And best of all, your group has exclusive use of the entire camp for the length of your stay. Campers bring their own pillow, bed linen/sleeping bags, cutlery, cup and plates.

  • Thirteen comfortable bunkrooms, heated in winter, each sleeping up to six people
  • Separate male and female shower/toilet areas, with covered access from bunkrooms
  • Full paraplegic ablution facilities
  • Separate ‘cooks’ quarters that includes:

    • beds for up to six people in two rooms
    • first aid room that can sleep two people
    • own shower/toilet area

  • mall lounge/meeting room, an ideal quiet or private space as required
    Covered walkways throughout

Activity structures
The following facilities are available at no extra charge. For safety reasons some may only be used under adult supervision.

  • Large hall/dining area to accommodate everyone; includes stackable chairs, folding tables, wooden floors, a roll-out carpet and winter heating
  • Sheltered central courtyard garden with BBQs and outdoor seating
  • Well-designed and carefully maintained confidence course, playground, climbing wall, co-operative challenges area and night-time Burma trail
  • Playing field, goal posts and volleyball net

For details of our recommended onsite activities and optional outdoor activity providers, see the onsite recreation page.




Our clients say:

Camp itself was excellent. Booking service, camp facilities, and Marcel were all excellent ...

Kerrin Thomson
Shore Grace Church - March 2010

I just wanted to pass on much thanks and appreciation for all your efforts in accommodating our needs re: our booking of Houghtons bush camp last weekend. The camp up there is an awesome facility and our group had a wonderful time ...

Solo Mailata
Te Atatu Union Church

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