Wainuiomata Marae is a focal point for local whānau, hapū and iwi, and brings together all cultures.

Wainuiomata Marae

Experience Wainuiomata Marae with a powhiri (welcome), and learn about Māori culture, and Wainuiomata’s rich cultural history. You’ll experience the Wharenui (meeting house) with its intricate wooden carvings and woven tukutuku panels.

Wainuiomata Marae is a thriving cultural heart in our beautiful valley. Come learn about Te Reo (Maori language), Tikanga (Customs), Kawa (Protocol), Taonga (Treasures), and Tukuiho (Ancesters).

  • Bookings essential
  • Small and large group bookings
  • Overnight Marae experience available
  • A unique experience for birthdays, wedding etc.

Get in touch & discover Wainuiomata’s rich cultural history  +64 27 4393413


Only 23 kilometers from Wellington city center, the trip to Te Papa or Parliament takes only about 30 minutes by road – except during “rush hour”. The journey provides fine views of the harbour and of the Hutt Valley. Located at 203 Coast Road, Wainuiomata, the camp is less than 4 km South of the town’s shopping centre (with supermarket). And we are only 10km from Lower Hutt city center and hospital.

Know before you go

Wainuiomata Marae was the first Marae in Pōneke to become Smokefree, in November 1989. In 2003 we stopped the drinking of alcohol on marae premises.


Fees can be paid by EFTPOS when the Campsite Caretaker is onsite. All charge rates (GST inc).

Lodge Complex


/ per unit per night

Grattan Bushline Hut and Tent Sites


/ per person per night

*includes access to the Skip Turley Amenities Block.

Day Use


/ per person per day

* includes access to Skip Turley Amenities Block


average maximum temperature is 20-30° C


average maximum temperature is 12-16° C


average maximum temperature is
5-11° C


average maximum temperature is 14-19° C

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