The old Havelock school has been converted into modern backpacker style accommodation and named after the school's most famous pupil, Baron Ernest Rutherford of Nelson, creator of modern atomic physics. Now beautifully renovated and maintained, the school house retains the character of an earlier age while offering the comforts contemporary guests will expect.
In the dining room enjoy intimate meals beside the glow and warmth of a wood stove. For rest, double rooms, twin rooms and dorm rooms with cosy alcoves are offset from a wide corridor area. A large lounge area is ideal for groups of up to 25 people or can be used as a conference venue.
Campers are offered privacy and shelter with trees planted by Havelock's first school children on the large grounds. All guests can fill in those long summer evenings in the BBQ and picnic area, or use the wide spaces for some recreational sport.