Facilities for Hire


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Cabins are available all year round


Enjoy the peace and tranquility of Southern Lights Centre and join in with one of our meditation sessions during the day

Southern Lights Centre Facilites

The Southern Lights Centre is set in a simply stunning environment, surrounded by beautiful flora and fauna and a deep pure energy that promotes peace, tranquility and heightened awareness. It is the ideal place for a wedding or for groups and/or individuals who will find the quiet, reflective surroundings a supportive environment.


Various facilities are available:

  • to groups wishing to run their own small to medium retreat, workshop or event

  • as an intimate wedding venue

  • small classes and meetings

  • those looking for quiet a weekend get-away

  • individual retreats


There are several options depending on your needs.


We invite and welcome you to the centre to view our special place at any time. Please do contact us for further details and to discuss your requirements.

Daily Hire


Teaching building and Temple:

$10 per person per day (morning and afternoon) for each person using these facilities plus GST.

$15 per person per full day (morning, afternoon and evening) for each person using these facilities plus GST.



Cabins - $40 per person per night plus GST 

Dormitory - $30 per night plus GST

As a Wedding Venue

Have you ever dreamt of having an intimate wedding in a stunning setting, surrounded by those you love?


At the Southern Lights Centre we believe that our special part of Akaroa can be the setting for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of your love.

The Package


The facilities at Southern Lights Centre can accommodate up to 30 people for weddings. The charge is $300 plus GST which includes use of the Temple, Long Bay House for the reception and kitchen facilities.


For more information on the venue, or to discuss your plans, please contact Southern Lights Centre.

The Temple


The temple is a unique space designed to marry heaven and earth, spirit and matter, the masculine and the feminine. It is a space that stands free from any religion or philosophy and offers any person(s) from any background a place where they can connect with their essential nature, connect with each other and find true meaning in their lives.

Long Bay House


This area is a teaching and living space. It includes a fully functional kitchen, toilet and shower facilities, and an open plan room in which meetings and gatherings can be held. The kitchen has cooking and utilities (cutlery, cups etc) to cater for up to 30 people. There is seating and tables for up to 30 people also.

The Grounds


There are beautiful spaces all over the property, where an outside service can be held. These pictures show a glimpse of locations available.

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433 Long Bay Road | Akaroa, New Zealand

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Southern Lights Charitable Trust relies on donations to be able to carry out its services and work. Any donations are sincerely appreciated and received with much gratitude.

If you would like to donate please email us at office@southernlights.org.nz

Directions from Christchurch:

  1. After Little River, wind uphill to the Hilltop Hotel

  2. Go past Hilltop Hotel and wind down to the Harbour

  3. Continue straight on, through Duvauchelle, Robinsons Bay and Takamatua

  4. At the top of a short rise after Takamatua there is a triple intersection

  5. The right hand road continues to Akaroa, the middle road is Old Coach Road. Take the LEFT HAND road which turns sharply back towards Christchurch. You will see the sign LONG BAY ROAD TO EASTERN BAYS.

  6. Turn into Long Bay Road. Travel about 5 minutes and pass an A-frame house close to the road, on the left.

  7. Just past the A-frame house, down the slope, on the left, is the SOUTHERN LIGHTS CENTRE sign plus a letter box 433. Turn down this dirt track to the bottom of the slope and the large lawn car park


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