Kereru Cottage Farmstay

Farmstay | Raetihi | #16945

9.6/10 (40 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 6 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Near Mt. Ruapehu
  • Country escape
  • Quiet and scenic

Retreat to the country on a scenic hill country farm and enjoy the comforts of the recently renovated, 3 bedroom farm cottage.

The warm, sunny house is a great place to come back to after a day on the mountain. Located 40 mins from Turoa Ski Area and 55 mins from Whakapapa Ski Area. 10 minutes from Raetihi and 20 from Ohakune. Enjoy your evenings in front of a roaring log fire, soak in the luxurious claw bath or sip wine on the veranda overlooking the garden alive with native bird life.

By prior arrangement whilst booking you can arrange a tour of the sheep and beef farm. This may involve:

- A motorbike trip to the top of the property (920mtrs above sea level) to admire the amazing vista of the Waimarino Plateau and, on a clear day, stunning views of the three major North Island volcanoes

- A demonstration of the dog team’s skills mustering sheep

- A visit through the ancient 50 metre lime stone cave - in which glow worms are often visible

However the rural setting doesn’t mean you have forego the comforts of home. SKY TV (including SKY Sport and SKY Movies) is available for your enjoyment. There is also prepaid wifi available for purchase.

Other attractions in the area include:

- “The Bridge to Nowhere” tours

- Kayaking and jet boating on the Whanganui River

- The Old Coach Road walk and cycle-way

- Brown and Rainbow trout fishing on the Manganuioteao River

- Golfing at the Waimarino Golf Course

- Hiking the Tongaririo Crossing

- Wall climbing at National Park

Special conditions: Single night bookings can be booked for $200. Please contact us using the enquiry form below.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ®
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bay window

    1 x Queen bed

  • Singles bedroom

    2 x Single bed

  • Third bedroom

    1 x Double bed
    2 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Ski season
23-Sep-17 to 31-Dec-17
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $35/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
01-Jan-18 to 23-Sep-18
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $35/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (55)

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  • Relaxing and enjoyable stay, house has everything we needed

    Relaxing and enjoyable stay, house has everything we needed. Lots to do both on the farm and in the area.

    KarenHa61 100%|2x Jan 2017

  • fantastic place for our stay while going through nth Island

    fantastic place for our stay while going through nth Island. good to have met with john who got us to the top of his expansive farm... a MUST DO! Thanks John, for making our stay a memorable one.

    isaacsi1 100%|1x Dec 2016

  • We loved this cottage, it was very well maintained and very clean...

    We loved this cottage, it was very well maintained and very clean and welcoming.

    nickgbperry 100%|5x Aug 2016

  • Very comfortable and warm

    Very comfortable and warm. Beautiful location. Will definitely be back!!

    TimJ8768 100%|5x Aug 2016

  • The property is very neat, tidy & modern

    The property is very neat, tidy & modern. There is always a fire lit before we enter. The rooms have heaters and high quality linen so it's very warm & cozy. The beds are very comfy as well. The grounds are extensive with beautiful views & walking tracks. The cottage is situated far enough from the main house that you can be noisey without disturbing anyone. We absolutely love this home away from home. Simply the best.

    lousai924 100%|2x Aug 2016

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