El Rancho is the ideal destination for your next conference, school camp or retreat. Our facilities offer a wide range of accommodation options to fit your preference and budget. Our on-site chefs prepare fabulous food and our friendly staff are at your service.
El Rancho is conveniently located on the beautiful Kapiti Coast, just a one hour drive from both Wellington and Palmerston North. Our property is like a peaceful oasis bordering the Waikanae River and a short walk from Waikanae Beach where you will find some of the best Cafe's on the Kapiti Coast.
El Rancho is an ideal venue for your school camp. Whether you bring your class, syndicate or whole school, you will find accommodation and activity programs to suit any group size and budget. El Rancho offers a range of activities to encourage your students to get out of their comfort zone and have a go! Instructors use a challenge by choice philosophy where the focus is on empowering kids to test their own limits and see what happens.
El Rancho is one of the largest camp and conference centres in New Zealand.
A range of accommodation options for groups of 20-500 people
Catering services for up to 500
12 meeting rooms for breakouts or seminars
A 700 seat auditorium and indoor gymnasium with rockwall
Outdoor recreation and team building activities
Barbecues and picnic areas
Full range of audio/visual equipment
We have a large range of activities available to help you create the optimal environment to build your team and have fun together including:
18 hole disc golf
What makes us different?
Here at El Rancho, we provide an event venue for conferences. Located on the Kapiti Coast, we have flexible options for your budget and can host for anywhere from 20-500 people.