The Akitio Community Centre is situated 75 kms east of Dannevirke on a sealed road.

The Community Centre is a modern building, built in 1995 with excellent facilities. It is on an elevated site, approximately 50 metres from the beach and adjacent to the Akitio Primary School.


Breathtaking view from the Community Centre's spacious deck stretches from Cape Turnagain in the north to Castlepoint in the South

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Booking Enquiries:

The Custodian
Akitio Beach Community Centre
Christina Edwards
67 The Esplanade
RD 2 Akitio Beach 5470
Phone 06 374 3508
Email for Bookings

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The centre has four dormitories situated below. Each dormitory sleeps 12 people. Its superior kitchen includes 2 fridges, freezer, microwaves, toasters, fan bake ovens and large catering style bain-marie. There is an audio system plus 52" television with video and stereo sound system.

The main hall (18m x 14m) is fully heated. It has a fully equipped laundry and separate paraplegic facilities.

Catering is available for small or large groups - lunches, dinners, conferences, parties, weddings etc.

Local attractions:

  • Fishing - river mouth, surfcasting, deep sea
  • Diving - for crayfish, paua and kina
  • Surfing - well known surfing break
  • Boating - kayaking, local boat club, launching off sandy shore
  • Scenic biking - ride on country roads or through farm tracks by arrangement
  • High country farms and homesteads
  • Safe swimming
  • One of the best rocky shores in New Zealand