Thank you for booking with us!
Below you will find all the important information you need to get your group ready to come and enjoy the greatest camp in NZ.
A booking deposit will need to be made 6 weeks after the initial booking. Failing to do so might result in the loss of your booking with us. If you cancel your booking in the three month period leading up to your due date, you will lose your booking deposit.
We will send you an invoice for your booking deposit. You can pay your deposit with online banking.
Health and Safety
Form and activities
All activities provided are part of a safety management plan and our Adventure Activities are Audited by Outdoors Mark.
All visiting groups need to read our Risk Disclosure and Agreement document. This will be send to you after you have paid your booking deposit. It will need to be signed and send back to us prior to you booking dates.
On arrival your group will receive a 5 minute ” Safety Talk” from our host to familiarise your group with Finlay Park procedures and policies.
All groups need to supply their own first aid needs, also a person responsible for administering first aid. However all Finlay Park staff have updated first aid training and first aid supplies are available at a cost to you.
There is also a defibrillator onsite in the program room next to the kitchen
Our program Manager can provide you with an activity program for your group. Please e mail us with the activities you would like to do and the approximate number of people expected to attend your camp. We also have plenty of templates available and we are available to sit down with you and work out some of the detail involved in planning a program.
Our program manager will make contact with you one month prior to your booking to organise and provide all the details that come with Adventure activities. We are able to provide you with all the forms and paperwork you might need for you BOT to tick all the boxes and make this a smooth and easy experience.
Accommodation and bathrooms
We have 215 beds (and camping and caravan sites) available in the main camp. If your group is larger you also have the option of booking out the Village Camp site (56 beds and camping sites). This is subject to availability. There is a minimum number requirement of 100 people in the main camp and 35 people in the village. For a cabin and bed layout see our webpage under downloadable forms.
All beds have mattresses and mattresses covers. Groups need to provide their own sheets, blankets and pillows.
For school groups we advise that boys are placed in the Lake cabins (80 beds) and Girls in the Apartments ( upstairs 80 beds). Adults are best suited in the River cabins (42 beds) and teachers in the Lagoon suites .
Each cabin block has its own toilet and shower facilities. There is a separate shower/ toilet block available next to the Dining hall, which also has a wheel chair accessible toilet and shower. Click here for more info
kitchen and catering
If you are self catered we have an excellent commercial kitchen available for your use. This kitchen is equipped to cook for groups 300 plus, with 3 large combi ovens, cool room, commercial toaster, mixer and ample supply of pots and trays, and all other kitchen utensils.
If you need to familiarise yourself with our kitchen prior to your booking you are more than welcome to do so. Please let us know when you intend to visit.
We prefer self catered groups to order their own food, however Finlay Park suppliers can be used by those groups. Please contact us if you need a list of suppliers, and a delivery schedule.
We know catering for your own group is quite a task. We can organise for our cook to e mail you some meal ideas, and quantities.
When we cater for you there are a few things we need to know a week prior to your groups arrival: 1 The numbers to be catered for, 2 the dietary requirements for your group.
Dietary requirements incur a surcharge on top of the catered rate ( see price list). We are happy to provide the following needs; Gluten free, Diary free, and vegetarian ( vegetarian includes Halal). For all other requirements please request a menu from our cook and check to see if our meals will affect you. We expect all people with other needs to supplement the meals with their own food.
Juice, Tea, Coffee, and Milo are provided for morning and afternoon tea. We suggest groups provide their own ” home baking” and biscuits.
For any catering questions please e mail our cook on firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a huge array of land and water activities available for all ages like Water slides, Go Karts, Kayaks, Shooting, etc . Some of these great activities are free and can be run by the adults in your group, other activities will have to be run by trained Finlay Park staff.
Our program manager will contact you to find out what activities you would like your group to do. He will then arrange all the details; risk disclosure forms, RAM forms, Adults supervision training and anything else your group might need.
Sports, Play and Meet areas
Finlay Park has numerous great spaces for:
- Sports; Outdoor pool, Indoor Spa pool, Skate park, Children’s Play ground, Fields, Confidence course, Big gym meeting hall, etc
- Meetings and events: Chapel, Recreational hall, Big gym (ideal for a wet day or for big groups to meet), Lounges
Click here for more info on different areas
Washing and Drying
The Lake cabins are equipped with a large drying room. This is turned “on” on request.
There are two washing machines and one drier available at $3 per load
If people need to contact you or their children on a land line during your camp they can do so by using this number; 07 8272841
Finlay Park has limited cell phone reception for the Vodaphone/ 2 Degrees net work. There is no WiFi available at camp for clients.
We are more than happy to answer any other questions you might have. Please e mail us any time!