Christian Camps & Retreats

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Well, we had a fantastic time at El Rancho over the weekend and I want to thank you and your team for the great effort! The Ladies had a wonderful time in the presence of God and He did so much in their lives. So please extend our sincere thanks to your team, they are a great bunch and so willing to help. They made my job so much easier and I really appreciate it.   quote close


We are one of the largest Christian retreat, camp and conference centres in New Zealand

Located on the Kapiti Coast, what better place to have your church retreat, family or youth camp than El Rancho!

We thrive on connecting with churches and Christian Groups right across New Zealand and partner with each one to develop a lasting relationship and support each other’s vision as we impact this nation for Jesus Christ.

Our facilities offer a variety of accommodation, including campsites and meeting spaces suited to cater for every group’s budget and needs. 

El Rancho is conveniently located on the stunning Kapiti Coast, just 45 minutes drive from Wellington. Our property borders the Waikanae River and is just a short walk from Waikanae Beach.

Facilitating camps, marriage retreats, conventions and music festivals, we have been serving churches and Christian organisations for over 50 years.

Whether it's a peaceful retreat for a few, or an energised event for the masses, we have a lot to offer:

  • A range of accommodation options for groups of 20-500+ people

  • Onsite catering for 20-500+ delegates

  • 10 meeting rooms for breakouts or seminars

  • A 700 seat auditorium and indoor gymnasium

  • Outdoor recreation and activities

  • Team building activities

  • Online registration services

  • Friendly and helpful staff

The first step to booking your event is to provide us with your 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 needs.

Next it would be wonderful if you were able to come out for a site visit and we can show you around El Rancho's accommodation and facilities, to ensure that what we offer will meet your needs and expectations.

Once the reservation is confirmed we will provide you with a list of information that we would require around 1-2 weeks prior to your arrival.

On arrival you will meet with your assigned host who will look after you for the duration of your stay and ensure that all runs smoothly.

quote  I can't recommend El Rancho highly enough. I came for some rest and time away from the family. I had a great time saying hello to the horses and doing all the lovely walks that this place has to offer. I loved the staff and the friendly environment.  quote close



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