A Northland event space surrounded by nature: Wai Rua

Planning your Christmas work do? Organising your corporate social club event? Have a family gathering or celebration coming up? Wai Rua offers a completely unique event space for up to 120 people, surrounded by nature and only 20 minutes from Whangarei city. We have facilities onsite to cater for your needs, including modern, comfortable restrooms, large marquees and catering options including canapes and finger foods. You are welcome to arrange your own alcohol, and we are able to provide a range of glassware and crockery.

Wai Rua is ideally located for a truly unique event experience: why choose ordinary, when you can choose Wai Rua?

Garden Visits

Down a long drive lined with various different gum trees, past the pig paddock and hens, ponds and wetlands with large volcanic rocks,  visitors can wander through different gardens. Roses mostly line the drive to the main house and scramble across a brick wall on the end of the house. A new pergola has freshly planted scented roses which will one day soon cover the structure with dainty pink blossoms. The different sculptures and garden art add a special dimension to parts of the garden. There is a track through a small enchanted native forest leading past a pond to the boardwalk through the wetlands area. Different plants for different seasons bring colour and texture to this sprawling garden. It is an ever changing place where garden clubs or individuals can come and experience a small slice of garden “heaven”. Refreshments and food can also be a part of this experience for a small cost.

Corporate events, conferences and business retreats

Bring your business back to nature with Wai Rua’s corporate event space. Our calming, green spaces are guaranteed to re-energise and destress, while our modern facilities will ensure that every member of your team is kept comfortable. We have the ability to provide a sheltered seating area for up to 120 guests, on a flat, easily accessible grassed clearing. The surroundings are tranquil, making them a perfect backdrop for your seminar, your workshop, your corporate retreat or workplace event. Take a break from your event and allow your attendees to stretch their legs in our native forest boardwalks, stroll around our grounds admiring the large private lakes, or pause to rebalance your energies among the impressive volcanic rocks. Your clients, team members or business associates will never forget an event held at Wai Rua!

Family celebrations, anniversaries and special events

When there’s something worth celebrating, you need a space that will do justice to the occasion. Wai Rua is not only located in a convenient area – adjacent to Whangarei city – but the beauty of this landscape will make an impact on all who attend your special event. We have assisted with anniversaries, important birthday celebrations, leaving parties, family reunions and vow renewals: for every unique event, Wai Rua has left a lasting impression on our guests. Come and view Wai Rua prior to your event: you’ll be amazed at what’s hidden away here.

Workshops and arts events: chamber music and sculptures

We are excited to offer our space to the cultural arts societies in Northland; as a night event featuring live classical music, or as a day event for sculpture and art showings. We have the facilities and the capabilities to assist with organising your art or music showcase, so please contact us for more details.

Book your next visit with Wai Rua Escapes today!