Accommodation with a difference! adventures galore

Whirinaki Forest Park

5.8/10 (5 ratings) 5 Guest Comments

#11395 - Murupara - Farmstay - Listed May 2014


  • 8people (max)
  • 3bedrooms
  • 1bathrooms
  • kids
  • pets
  • smokers

Welcome to the Jailhouse farmstay; a dream location for Fishing, Tramping, Mountain Biking, Hunting and Farm Tours.

The Old Te Whaiti Jail, with its own historical background, now lovingly renovated for your comfort. This fully self-contained accommodation is set on a 3000 acre sheep,beef and deer farm located less than a hour's drive from Rotorua, and nestled among Te Urewera National Park and the entrance to the world famous Whirinaki Forest Park.

The Whirinaki Forest Park is home to an expansive range of tramping and mountain bike tracks that cater for beginners right through to the most experienced.

The epic new 35km Moerangi mountain bike trail is a must do, but it's not for the faint hearted!!. For a trail more suited to a day out with the family try the 3km,10km or 16km loop tracks.

The Whirinaki River forms a natural boundary along the farm, Whataroa Farms, where the Jail House is situated. There is private access to the river to fish for both rainbow and brown trout.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Easy access
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine


  • Bunk Room

    Bedroom -

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Living Room

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    2 x Single bed

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x Split King bed

Service level

Linen: Linen supplied and included with rental.

Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.


Linen (Included) ;

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Owner/Manager contact details will be provided by Bookabach once you've made a booking request.

  • Stay for 7 nights and pay for 6 nights! Not valid for periods where last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night.

Guest Comments (5)

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 Thanks, we enjoyed our stay and your advise on the fishing was really helpful. We'd love to come back to a little slice of paradise 

 lovely place. simple but adequate. lovely hosts 


 Great location 10 minutes from the Whirinaki forest and walks. Sleeping arrangement was good for 4 of us and spacious. Great surrounds on the farm and Garry and Darline were very helpful hosts. 

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Things to do

  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking/Walks
  • Historical Sites
  • Horse Riding
  • Mountain Biking