Accommodation options

There’s accommodation aplenty for out-of-towners wanting to make a weekend of it and spend some time exploring the Manawatu and Tararua District. From the bare basics to luxurious comfort, there’s something for everyone – check out some of our recommendations below.

Freedom camping

870x390_featured-ferry-reserveTe-Apiti-Manawatu-Gorge-walking-track-view-to-Woodville-Ferry-Reserve-ManawatuNZ.co_.nz_If you’re on a tight budget and don’t mind roughing it a bit, the Ferry Reserve allows  freedom camping right at our Event HQ – come sleep over after registration on Friday night and you can simply slide out of bed and head to your bus on Saturday morning.

Accommodation is basic – while there are toilet available as well as basic cooking facilities, there’s no running water or showers, so please bring your own water. There are public showers a few kilometres away in Woodville, if required.

Cheap as chips


A mere 20 minutes drive from our Event HQ at Ferry Reserve the Masters Hall (previously the Pahiatua Hospital for almost 100 years) in Pahiatua offers very reasonably priced accommodation options for individuals and groups. The Masters Hall can accommodate 94 people with current bed configurations, and have spare bunks and beds to accommodate up to 100 people in total.

Bookings can be made via phone 06 376 6552 or email


A more indulgent option

Aubyn Court - studio

Palmerston North, as regional hub and capital city of the Manawatu, has no shortage of excellent accommodation options. For a special treat, we suggest you contact our official event accommodation partner, Aubyn Court Spa Motel.

Aubyn Court will provide a comfortable, relaxing base for you to prepare for your event and to recover afterwards. With spa pools in all studio rooms for those tired bodies and an unbeatable location right in the heart of Palmy, walking distance from shopping and restaurants, Aubyn Court Spa Motel provides the perfect accommodation option for your North Range Trio weekend.

IMG_2081We have secured the following special deal for North Range Trio participants:

  • 2 night stay* $280 for up to 2 people (save $30)
  • 1 night stay* $145 for up to 2 people (save $10)

* offer is only valid for event weekend, must provide North Range Trio registration number when booking.

Bookings can be made via phone 0800 908988 or email