Beautifully Refurbished Historic Railway Cottage

Bach or holiday home | National Park | #17321

9.7/10 (138 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 7 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


A beautifully refurbished warm and cosy original Railway cottage in the quaint village of National Park, the Gateway to the Central Plateau area and the dual World Heritage listed Tongariro National Park.

This has been a family holiday home for thirty years, but now we want to share it with you, so you too, can enjoy the multitude of exciting adventures this stunning part of our country has to offer.

In the well-appointed beautifully sunny, north facing kitchen, you will find everything at your fingertips. We've purposely left out the draws and cupboards so you can see where everything is at a glance and there's a flash new stove with gas hobs.

The cosy, comfortable lounge area is open to the kitchen and dining area.

There are two bedrooms with queen beds and a large bunk room for the kids (2 pairs of bunk beds) which have been custom made, so plenty of head room for adults to sit and read. All the beds have electric blankets. There's heated towel rails in each of the bedrooms and a shower that NEVER runs out of hot water.

Duvets and pillows are provided. All other linen (including snuggly flannette sheets) is available on request and at an extra charge per person for the duration of your stay.

There's two drying racks especially designed for drying footwear i.e. ski/board boots and other footwear, gloves hats etc. Lockable shed for skis, plenty of off street parking (4+ cars),attractive lawn and garden areas with a large lawn area at the back of the house where children can play safely.

A two minute walk to the lovely Station Cafe. Other cafes and pubs are an easy walk. Walk the perimeter of the village in 25 minutes and enjoy the bright starry nights. Our skies are so clear here.

Four hours from Auckland and a little more from Wellington.

Don't forget to check out D.O.C.'s amazing Summer Time Programme. They provide a range of extremely interesting guided one day walks and excursions. There's something for all the family.

Special conditions:

Minimum stay 2 nights

Smoking allowed outside only

Extras: Linen (Optional, NZ$15.00 per person); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;


  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bunk Room

    5 x Single bed

  • Front Left

    1 x Queen bed

  • Front Right

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

*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 (159)

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  • Perfect! Cant wait to stay again

    Perfect! Cant wait to stay again. Thanks again Janet

    bridrt916 100%|1x Aug 2018

  • Thank you, we had such a lovely stay in your bach

    Thank you, we had such a lovely stay in your bach. We had bad weather so couldn't always ski, but this cosy bach was the perfect place to sit by the fire playing games or reading. On good days it was the perfect location to get up to whakapapa easily. Also very handy for grabbing some supplies or a bite to eat nearby at the garage shop or pub. The bach was lovely and clean, and fitted us all easily. The bunk beds are great. The duvets are amazing, very thick and luxurious. Thanks again.

    Rona C. Jul 2018

  • Very warm with the fire

    Very warm with the fire.

    NickHu19 100%|1x Jun 2018

  • Really nice house, cosy with the fire on

    Really nice house, cosy with the fire on. Hardly noticed the 2 or 3 trains that went past while we were there despite being so close to the line. Good location for getting to the mountains.

    gwjbrodie 100%|6x Jun 2018

  • We had a lovely relaxing weekend - it was pretty cold but...

    We had a lovely relaxing weekend - it was pretty cold but we stayed nice and warm - the fire wS awesome :)

    SharalynF 100%|2x May 2018

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