Riverlea Cottage Cosy and comfortable

NZD per night

$105+ per night 3 hrs from Ak...33 mins to Mt Base

#2902 - Taumarunui - Bach or holiday home

Listed since April 2006. Shortlisted by 239 members. 34 guest comments.


  • 12people (max)
  • 4bedrooms
  • 1bathrooms
  • kids
  • pets
  • smokers
  • Perfect for Families
  • Close to Supermarket
  • Self contained Accomodation

Just over 30 minutes to the base of the Mountain.
Sleeps a maximum of 12 people.

Riverlea Cottage has the the advantage of being only 3 hours from Auckland Manukau City. The closest Alpine town to Auckland. Available throughout the year.

This comfortable country style home with attractive decor is the ideal winter retreat and caters small or larger groups. Ideal for budget family ski holidays.

Riverlea has a relaxed cosy feel with a lovely warm ambiance. A place where you can lounge around in comfort if you want or get up and get into it. Also comes with two Gas heaters for instant heat and a Wood burner.

It is perfect for those who want all the comforts of home and their own privacy at a budget price. Ideal for a families or groups looking for a slice of rural kiwi life as the house is situated directly next to a farm like setting with open paddocks (a public reserve), Riverlea Cottage is also only 100 metres from the beautiful Wanganui River. The setting is extremely tranquil and peaceful. Typically the only thing you'll hear in the morning is the occasional warbling of magpies (birds).

Riverlea Cottage is close to all the facilities you need to relax, with supermarket, restaurants, movie theatre and more. Also included are a VCR, DVD player, Playstation and Board games for inside days. Dryer and washing machine are also available

The Supermarket in particular is a real plus as National Park only has a garage/convenience store. The lack of a decent supermarket has the tendency to make the cost of your holiday rocket as food and drink is very expensive on the mountain. National Park is 3.and a half to 4 hours drive from Manukau City Auckland and Ohakune is 4 and a half to 5 hours from Auckland.

Check out our website on the link below for more photos and links to fun activities available in and around the Central Plateau.


  • Clothes dryer
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Telecom
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine


  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    2 x Bunk bed

  • Bedroom 3

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 4

    2 x Single bed

Service level

Linen: Bring your own linen.

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



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

  • Stay for 5 nights and pay for 4 nights! Not valid for periods where last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes school & public holidays. This applies to mid week only Sunday to Thursday (not including Friday night)

Special conditions

*** School Holidays & Public Holiday Weekends $130 per night. No Discounts
*** $15 extra per person per night over 7 people.
*** A $150 bond is required for cleaning and Rubbish removal.
*** Long Weekends minimum 3 nights
*** Book for 3 nights mid week and stay a 4th night free
***2 nights minimum stay. 1 night for 2 nights rental fee.
*** $80 bond per person, groups of 10+ ***

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Riverlea_Cottage managed by

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  • family member acting for owner


Guest comments

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  •  Property located in a pleasant very quiet area. Quirky, and therefore interesting, with everything we needed. Thank you 

  •  Exactly what we were after, cheap, lots of beds and space. Had a lovely weekend! 

  •  a great comfortable stay for the 2 nights we spent there and lovely people to deal with, bond was returned almost immediately so i would definately recommend Riverlea Cottage 

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Things to do

  • Boat Hire
  • Cafes/Restaurants
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking/Walks
  • Historical Sites
  • Horse Riding
  • Hot Pools
  • Mountain Biking
  • Snow Skiing
  • Swimming


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