An ideal rural location away from the hustle and bustle, shared bunkroom or private ensuite accommodation with a large garden, perfect for intimate or large gatherings. Small conference for up to 30 delegates is a specialty. Mountain & river activities adjacent as well as adjoining to Sanctuary Mountain.

Situated at the base of Sanctuary Mountain and just 5 km from Lake Arapuni, Out in the Styx offers an abundance of outdoor activities (walking, cycling, kayaking) to be enjoyed in conjunction with a peaceful rural setting for the more focused activities involved in conferencing. You may like a forest night walk, or cycling the Waikato River Trail or just observing the rare birds now flourishing in our pest proof mountain sanctuary.

Limited cell phone coverage ensures a true ‘away from the office’ experience and the delegates will find the homely atmosphere and warm hospitality of their hosts, Lance and Mary, will be conducive to positive interaction.

We present delicious home cooked meals which have been the pride of Out in the Styx since opening in 1995 and the fully licensed restaurant also offers WiFi.

With twelve rooms, from bunkrooms to ensuite, we cater for all and the rural views are spectacular.

Facilities and Services


  • On-site Catering
  • Parking
  • WiFi
  • On-site accommodation

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Conference and Function Venues
Function Venue
Theatre: 50 Banquet: 30
Cocktail: 80  
Accommodation Rooms Sleeps
Range of on-site Activities  13 30
Activities Hourly Throughput Daily Throughput
Range of on-site Activities available on request available on request


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