Awesome Dark Sky tours, beautiful sunsets and fun. Come and stay in one of our attractive self-contained motel units or a beach cottage right on the shore. The Lodge has 18 guest rooms to choose from with either en-suite or shared facilities. We also have grassy lawns and private coves for campers, and simple hillside cabins for walking groups and trampers.

Relax on a verandah to take in the beautiful view and sunsets of Port Abercrombie, or the exceptional Dark Sky. Why not make a plan to join one of our Dark Sky tours with our resident Dark Sky Ambassadors?

As well as accommodation for over 100 people, Orama has a large dining room and full commercial kitchen to cater for your special event. Either meet our Orama team and other guests at mealtimes in the dining room, let us help you plan meals with our hampers in your unit, or cater completely for yourself.

If you want to plan a group retreat or team building time, we have lecture rooms and an attractive Lodge lounge. In the event of wet weather there is a large indoor sports area and break-out spaces.

Hillary Outdoor Education Centre have their base here at Karaka Bay. They offer a unique environment for a range of groups, from schools to business or management training sessions. Their equipment includes a high ropes confidence course, coastal orienteering, kayaks, small sailing boats and surf gear.

Orama offers a wide a range of accommodation at varying rates. Please contact us for more information.


Largest accommodation on the island
Spectacular sea view and sunsets
Stars Dark Sky ambassador on site, binoculars, telescope
Kitchen: Gas stove, fridge & freezer

Walking tracks
Kotuku Peninsula Wildlife Sanctuary
Near Aotea Track
Hillary Outdoors
Farmlet & bush
250 hectares
Large & small groups
Seaside motel units
Lodge Rooms
Cabins, Bunk Rooms
Conference rooms
Laundry & shop
Pre-school facilities

Singles, twin, doubles
Safe drinking water
Flush toilets
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