Conference Venue

El Rancho is the ideal destination to relax, refresh and connect with your team.

Our versatile venue offers a wide range of facilities and accommodation options to fit your preference and budget. Our on-site chefs prepare fabulous food and our friendly staff are at your service.

We are located on the stunning Kapiti Coast, just 45 minutes drive north of Wellington. Our property is like a peaceful oasis bordering the Waikanae River and a short walk from Waikanae Beach.

Conference Services

El Rancho is one of the largest camp and conference centres in New Zealand. Our key advantage is our ability to cater for any size group in a variety of venues. Whether you are planning a small retreat or a large conference, we have a lot to offer:

  • A range of accommodation options for groups of 20-500+ people
  • Catering services for groups of 500+
  • 10 meeting rooms for breakouts or seminars 
  • Audio and visual equipment
  • A 700 seat auditorium and indoor gymnasium
  • Outdoor recreation and activities
  • Team building activities
  • Retreat co-ordination services
  • Online registration services
  • Beautiful local attractions and Cafes

The first step to booking your conference is to provide us with your event details on the form below. Our bookings administrator will contact you and take you through the initial steps and provide you with a package tailor made to suit your conferencing needs.

Next, a site visit would be beneficial so we can show you around the facilities to ensure that what we offer will meet your needs and that expectations are met on both sides.

Once the reservation is confirmed we will provide you with a list of information that we require around a 1-2 weeks prior to your stay. On arrival, your assigned Host will welcome you and they will look after you for the duration of your stay and ensure that all runs smoothly.

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+ 64 4 902 6287

icon address 58 Weggery Drive, 
Waikanae Beach, 
Kapiti Coast
New Zealand