General Information

Making a booking

Contact us to Book

Please contact us to make a booking (here). If you would like to talk with us directly you can call during office hours, alternatively you can email us and we will endeavour to reply within 24 hours.

Office Hours & Location

Our office hours are currently 9-6 weekdays and 8-6 weekends. The office in Whale Bay is located at the Karioi Lodge which is within walking distance of all our Whale Bay lodges. Directions to the Karioi Lodge and Sleeping Lady Lodgings office are as follows... From Bow Street, the main street of Raglan Township turn left onto Wainui Rd. Drive 8km to Whale Bay . In Raglan Town, turn left onto Wainui Rd. Drive 8km to Whale Bay. You come to a roundabout, turn left on to Whaanga Rd. The entrance to the Karioi Lodge & Outdoor Centre is the second drive on the left, number 5b (Home of Raglan Surf School). Please pass the complex at the bottom of the driveway until you come to a car park on the left hand side. The office is located a short stroll away (300 meters) at the top of this drive.

Accepting our policies

Before booking with us it is important that you read our policies so that we may provide you with holiday accommodation and great service that matches your expectations. Our booking policies

2 Nights Minimum

A two night minimum booking applies when booking our lodges. This is especially so on weekends, public holidays & in the high season from November to March. Exceptions can be made e.g. Last minute/standby, mid-week, winter or group bookings. Please check with us if you are interested in a one night stay. An additional fee of $50 will apply to all one night bookings granted during peak season. One night bookings are fine on the Wahinemoe Luxury house boat.

Checking Availability

For each lodge you can check our Book a Bach booking calendars to see what dates are available. Please note the booking calendars are a guide to our accommodation's availability which we endeavour to keep as up to date as possible. However contacting us directly is the best way to ensure the availability of a lodge.

Make a Booking with a 20% Non-Refundable Deposit

To confirm an accommodation booking SLL requires a 20% non-refundable deposit payable either by credit card or by direct credit to Sleeping Lady Lodgings bank account. Visa & MasterCard accepted. Please note the Karioi Lodge backpackers require a 50% deposit to confirm a booking. When a 20% deposit is paid the booking is considered confirmed. Until then we operate on a first in first served basis. In the case of bank deposits we allow 3 working days for the deposit to be processed after which the booking is not guaranteed to be held.

Booking Cancellations

All holiday & group accommodation bookings require a 20% deposit to be secured. The Karioi Lodge backpackers require a 50% deposit to secure a booking. In the event of cancellation these deposits are non-refundable.

Booking Confirmation Email

Once your booking is confirmed with a deposit paid, we will send a confirmation email to you (where possible) with booking summary, instructions on locating and access to your accommodation and any other general booking information.

Making a Payment

The Sleeping Lady Lodgings office handles all general queries, bookings & payments We accept cash, eftpos, Mastercard & Visa credit cards and direct bank deposits. There will be no additional processing fees when using your credit card with SLL. The balance of your account must be paid before the day of your departure at the Sleeping Lady Lodgings office located at the Karioi Lodge. If we have your credit card information on file from the deposit payment, you are able to call us at the office and grant us permission to charge the outstanding balance to your card.


Cost per night

Prices indicated below are based on 1-2 people with any extra people charged at $35 per person (or $150 per person in the case of the boat 'Wahinemoe'). Prices are subject to change so please check with us to confirm rates. Prices are in NZ dollars & include G.S.T

Confirming Guest Numbers

We can still proceed with your booking if you are unsure of total numbers that will be staying or attending - by invoicing you for the number of people you know will be coming at the time of booking. Final numbers can be confirmed closer to the time of booking and the invoice adjusted accordingly. Policies clearly state our guest number terms and conditions.

High and Low Season Rates

Low season rates are valid from May- October. During this time mid-week rates are also available. High Season rates are valid November - March.

Additional Charges

Pets $30, One night only booking fee of $50 may occur over high season, Additional Cleaning Fee $80 - if lodge left in an unreasonable condition, Additional guest's $35 p/p

Accomodation High Season November to April Low Season May-October Low Season May-October
7 days/week Weekends & Public Holidays Mid-Week,(Sun, Mon-Thurs)
Luxury Boat Accommodation (based on 1-2 people)
Wahinemoe 499 499 499
Extra people cost $150 per person
Self-Contained Lodges (based on 1-2 people)
Lava Lounge 260 220 195
Dreamcatcher 220 175 165
Sweet As Studio 99 99 99
Karioi Lodge - Share Facilities
Dorm Bed Per person 30 27
Private Room 1-2 people 75 69

Discounted Activities and Services for SLL customers

There are a number of specially discounted activities and services that guests of Sleeping Lady Lodgings have access to. Some of the awesome things you can add to your holiday include...

  • Half day beginner surfing lessons - running daily in the high season (1 Nov - 30 April)
  • Surf board, body board and wetsuit rental - gear is available direct from the beach in the summer months (Nov-Mar)
  • Sunset Harbour Cruise - running daily
  • Relaxing Hot Stone Massage
  • Kayak rentals and guided tours
  • Horse Trekking along a West Coast Beach

And More!!!
Feel free to contact us for more details and bookings.

General booking information

Checking in and Out

Check-in is at 2pm and check-out is at 10.30am on the day of departure. Late check-outs are usually offered on a standby basis only and subject to on going bookings and other conditions. Please contact us if you want to arrange a late check-out. A late check out fee of $35. will be imposed should it not be authorized by the office.

24hr Management Service

A 24hour on-call management service is available for emergencies outside office hours.

Activities Nearby

Activities nearby Mount Karioi & the coastal surrounds of Sleeping Lady Lodgings include surfing, fishing, tramping and bush walks. Surfing at Whale & Manu Bay is within walking distance of the lodges -Explore the rocky coastline & find your own swimming hole - Sandy Ngarunui Beach is a 40 minute walk or 5 minute drive away - Te Toto gorge is another short coastal walk that offers a viewing platform over sheer cliffs which is perfect for sunset viewing - Golf on Raglan's awesome 18 hole course only 5 minutes away. Our friendly office staff can provide information or organize bookings for other activities around the Raglan area. See our specially discounted activities and services available for Sleeping Lady guests.

Pet Friendly

We are pet friendly! We don't mind if your pet comes on holiday with you as long as they are domestic animals and kept under control. Please consider the neighboring properties and keep them off of the furnishings. If you wish to bring your pet please notify the office at the time of booking. There is a $30 pet(s)charge for the duration of your stay.

Whale Bay Shopping

Bay Shopping There are NO SHOPS in Whale Bay (apart from the fresh organic vegetables, fruit and free range eggs you can buy at the Sleeping Lady office just up the road). The supermarket in Raglan Township closes at 8pm in the summer.

Why Book with Us?

By renting a holiday house with Sleeping Lady Lodgings you are getting more than just a fabulous place to stay. Enjoy specially discounted Raglan activities and services. A short walk from your accommodation will bring you to the 'Karioi Lodge and Outdoor Centre' which is located on a 110 acre nature reserve at the foot of Mt Karioi. By booking your accommodation with us you'll also be able to enjoy many of the facilities here free of charge including the 1-2 hour bush walk and sports barn. It is always recommended that you let someone know in our office should you decide to trek mount Karioi and we recommend you go prepared. In the evening you can catch the stunning West Coast sunset from the lookout at Inspiration Point, view thousands of glowworms or indulge in a Scandinavian style sauna. It's a great experience for both kids and adults! The Karioi Lodge & Outdoor Centre is also home to the 'Raglan Surfing School 'and 'Surf Dames' –women's retreat's providing daily surfing lessons and surf equipment rentals. Guests of Sleeping Lady Lodgings are entitled to our guest discount on beginner surfing lessons and surfing gear hire. Contact us for further information and bookings.

Transport Service for the Wahinemoe Charter Houseboat Floatel

Wahinemoe Boat Charters & Houseboat Floatel operates from the Raglan Wharf located at the end of Wallis Street by the Marlin Bar and Grill. Main Highway 23 runs directly into Raglan's Township. The main shopping village is on Bow Street and Wallis Street crosses this near the end of Bow street on the right hand side opposite the Sushi Shop and Raglan Library. Follow Wallis Street until it comes to a dead end at the Wharf.

A Transport shuttle service to and from the wharf will operate at designated spots and times encompassing the Whale Bay, Raglan Township, Kopua campground & Raglan's Rugby field area to enabling guests to participate in the sunset cruise and/or accommodation without having to take their car to the wharf, where parking can get congested in the Summer season. A drop off for luggage can also be arranged on request.

Another option to access Raglans Wharf without your car is to park at the Karioi Lodge car park in Whale Bay, whereby we can transport you to the wharf in time for your sunset harbour cruise & accommodation. You must let the office know if this is your preferred option so we can arrange transportation.

Help with your Booking

Bookings are essential! Our friendly staff are only too happy to help you with your accommodation booking along with many other aspects of your holiday such as what to do and see. A small deposit is all that's required to make a booking so please get in touch with us if you have any queries or would like to discuss accommodation or activity options. and other Raglan activities.