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Kakahi Adventure Lodge

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 7)

We offer a comfortable homestead, sleeps up to 7. In Kakahi, a sleepy village in the adventure playground of Ruapehu.

Our 257sqm, C J Allen Homestead is the oldest house in Kakahi, built in 1905. A few renovations later sees the house as comfortable, well positioned and inviting. The historic village of Kakahi is well known for it's trout fishing, Manu's authentic country general store, the glow worm cutting, and inspiring acclaimed New Zealand artist Peter McIntyre.

Kakahi is an easy drive to many adventures in the region. Kakahi Adventure Lodge provides a place where time stands still. The lodge sits at one end of the village, is private, sunny and peaceful. The night sky is vast and unspoiled by light pollution.

You will enjoy the following facilities; log fire, heat pump, heaters in all rooms, electric blankets, linen and bedding. Fully equip kitchen, including breadmaker, microwave, crock pot, yoghurt maker, and large fridge. Washing machine, freezer, library, games, vhs player/tv set, vhs collection, tv, dvd, cleaning products.. Fire wood, beer fridge, bbq, outdoor coalrange, hangi hole, forge, fish smoker, outdoor chairs and tables, picnic settings, various camping equipment, tent sites, kayaks, life jackets and helmets, wetsuits, swingball, blokes party shed - ladies allowed. Local guides available. 4x4, 6 seater truck, capable of carrying 6 motorcycles or 2 quads, available for pick up or recovery. Selection of tools on request.

Kakahi is a small, sleepy, friendly village that will call you back time and again. A wave to all and frequent visits to Manu's shop are must do activities!

Pick up can be arranged from the Taumarunui bus station or the National Park railway station.

Fishing Waters

Whakapapa River 2k

Wanganui River 2k

Ongarue River 25k


19k south of Taumarunui

18k north of National Park

71k west of Turangi

46k to Wakapapa Ski Field

Special conditions:

We can provide Hangi for groups of 6 or more. Please indicate at the time of booking if you would like this. Charges apply.

Extras: Linen (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 2 days
Calendar last updated:
January 24, 2017

What makes this cottage unique

Full facilities, including kayaks and other outdoor equipment. Friendly, local hosts nearby


4.3/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Kakahi Adventure Lodge
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews

The location was great - it was nice to be outside National Park and to have a direct route to Ruape

  • 4 of 5

The location was great - it was nice to be outside National Park and to have a direct route to Ruapehu.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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Kakahi is a very peaceful place to stay.

  • 4 of 5

Kakahi is a very peaceful place to stay. Beautiful with glimpses of the snow covered mountains. Mike was helpful about the fishing and Manu at the store sold me a couple of killer nymphs. Fishing was great and the Whakapapa River is only a short drive away.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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The old Allen homestead is Pure Kakahi heaven!

  • 5 of 5

The old Allen homestead is Pure Kakahi heaven! Loved the 'as new' 70s decor throughout, super comfortable beds, brand new sheets - hot blankets were a treat! So much space! Next time we'll be down with the whole family! But it worked perfectly for just the two of us also! Thanks for looking out for us, the veggies from the garden were most appreciated, and the carvings at Maxine and Mikes next to Manu Lalas Kakahi General store cannot be missed! ( not to mention the Glow-worms......) - THANKS

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Owhango Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • End room - 1 queen
    Master bedroom - 1 double , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib
    Middle room - 1 child bed , 1 child bed
    Sun room - 1 child bed , 1 child bed
  • Television
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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