Marama Lodge, B&B, self contained units and church


26 Sowerby Street, Lawrence 9532

Phone: 03 485 9638 or 027 280 4455


Marie and Dennis Kean welcome you to Marama Lodge.

Marama Lodge stands on park like grounds on three acres and can cater for 18 people. 

We offer:

  • 2 self-contained country cottage units - sleeps 10;

  • 1 Queen and 1 Twin room, large lounge in the lodge;

  • 1 Queen bed in our self contained 80 year old character church;

  • All linen provided;

  • Free wifi.


Marama Lodge stands amongst fine deciduous trees on State Highway 8, Dunedin side of Lawrence.  This outstanding home was built in 1875 by Samuel Miller for Edward Herbert. The owners were shopkeepers for the miners in the "Gabriels Gully Gold Rush" days.  It was later bought by Hugh Craig of Craig & Co. Stage Coach Services and used as a 'stopover' for coach travellers.  In the 1940s it became a children's home for 30 years.

Present and previous owners have restored Marama to reflect some of its original style and it is once again a restful 'stopover' for travellers.

Tariff:  $100 to $150

Children: $20.00 each (under 12)

Groups - $50.00 per person (sleep up to 18)


Special deals for longer term stays.  Meals available by arrangement.

Lawrence Information Centre

17 Ross Place, Lawrence 9532

New Zealand
Phone: +64 3 485 9222

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