Accommodation with a difference! adventures galore

Farmstay | Murupara | #11395

6.2/10 (6 ratings)
  • 8 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking



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

Bed layouts

  • 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

Availability & rates

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 7 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
This season
27-Nov-15 to 01-Jan-16
$95+/night $95+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;

Reviews (6)

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  • kayng931
    100%|4x Nov 2015

    Great place to stay, we used Garry's shuttle service for the Moerangi mountain bike ride, Garry has a great trailer for bikes and was there waiting for us at the end of our ride. The house we stayed was clean, beds were comfortable and the shower was great. Very welcoming people and Garry makes a mean pavlova.
  • StuartB
    100%|1x Aug 2015

  • markld703
    100%|4x Jan 2015

    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
  • stepas574
    100%|7x Jan 2015

    lovely place. simple but adequate. lovely hosts
  • tendla507
    66%|3x Dec 2014

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