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Family reunions and celebrations help to strengthen the bonds that hold everyone together, even when they’re scattered around the world. For extended family gatherings, Houghtons Bush Camp offers a peaceful, practical and fun-filled environment. There’s even a small comfortable lounge for anyone who needs privacy for a while.

Exclusive use of the entire property
At Houghtons Bush Camp everyone in your family can relax and be exactly who they are. You won’t have to share with strangers. This helps to draw you all together, yet there’s ample space for individual relationships to grow.

Suits young and old
While the younger ones burn off energy on the playing field, playground or confidence course, there are plenty of quiet spaces for the elderly to relax. The large heated hall/dining area provides a year-round space for all generations to gather together. It’s ideal for speeches and presentations to celebrate special occasions, like a significant birthday or anniversary.

Getting away from it all without going too far
The pace of modern life often puts a strain on families, and the stress of hosting a large family gathering in your home is often the last thing you need. At Houghtons Bush Camp, you and your family will quickly unwind in the beautiful, healthy and natural environment. Plus, it’s only 40 minutes from downtown Auckland, so for most people there’s no long expensive journey involved.

Catering made easy
The commercial-style kitchen makes it easy for everyone to help with preparing meals and cleaning up afterwards. For many families this is part of the fun, but others choose the option to hire their own commercial caterers. It’s up to you.

Shared experiences create lasting memories
A picnic on the beach, a climb to see the gannet colony or a walk through the onsite forest can all provide experiences that are far removed from everyday life. When they’re shared with close friends and family they help to create memories that are cherished for life.




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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