A quiet comfortable farm stay house - near Ohakune

Farmstay | Ohakune | #18966

9.7/10 (59 ratings)
  • 12 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 10 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • At entrance to Bridge to Nowhere cycleway,a farm suitable for mountain bikes or trail bikes
  • Private acess to trout fishing on the Manganui o te Ao River, walking acess only.
  • A child friendly home with trampoline,swing and a big games room, and a cute pony to cuddle.

Makakahi Lodge is a fully refurbished, original farm homestead newly opened in 2012.

The lodge is spacious, sleeping 12 people in comfort with a large kitchen and dining area, lounge, laundry, 2 modern bathrooms with 3 toilets. The expansive deck allows you to enjoy BBQs in the sunshine whilst the large log fire keeps you warm in the winter.

There is a trampoline for the children as well as a sandpit or they can feed the pigs or give Pluto the miniature horse a brush or lead him around the paddock.

Come and experience country living at its finest, even if there are only 2 of you, you get the house all to yourself.

We offer our guests the opportunity to enjoy our farm which boasts the magnificent Manganui o te ao River with its secluded fishing spots, abundant trout and the chance to observe the endangered Whio (blue duck) in its natural environment.

We have large areas of native bush for nature lovers to explore and an array of tracks for those who enjoy mountain biking or horse riding. You can bring your own horses which takes in the vistas of Mt Ruapehu, Mt Ngauruhoe, Mt Tongariro, and on a clear day, Mt Taranaki.

The Ruapehu region is well known for its magnificent walks and cycleways. We are situated beside the iconic ‘Bridge to Nowhere’ trail which forms part of the ‘Mountain to Sea’ cycleway. Just 1km of the Ruatiti Orautoha Road.This 38 km trail winds you down Ruatiti Road, through the Mangapurua valley to the Whanganui River.

We are situated 20 minutes from Ohakune (and only 500 metres from the tar seal) a vibrant town offering good shopping, bars and cafes, 40 minutes from Turoa ski field and 55 minutes from Whakapapa. Most of the time we have farm puppies which the kids love to play with and a friendly baby goat,which also kids can play with. Children are welcome to go eeling and swimming in our own private area of the Maunganui A Te Ao. Acess is by walking .

Special conditions: Stay 2 or more nights and there will be no cleaning fee Free Wi Fi Firewood provided Dogs to be kept outside at all times Walking only to the river, on some occasions transport can be arranged. Please let owners know of this.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pool table
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ®
  • Toddler safe
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Falcon (Master Suite)

    1 x Single bed
    1 x Super king bed

  • Kereru

    1 x Queen bed

  • Pukeko

    1 x Cot
    1 x Double bed

  • Tui

    2 x King single bed

  • Whio

    3 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Free Wifi FREE (included); Cleaning fee on 1 night stays only $55.00 per stay (required)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

  • Gifts & giveaways: Stay 2 or more nights and don't pay a cleaning fee

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Summer season
15-Dec-17 to 01-May-18
$100+/night $100+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $40/night; Children: $20/night;
Default Tariff
02-May-18 to 15-Dec-18
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $20/night;

*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 (64)

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  • Lovely property, perfect for multi family stay, well set up

    Lovely property, perfect for multi family stay, well set up. Kids loved the animals and games room.

    brenon384 100%|4x Dec 2017

  • Its a very calm beautiful place well maintained

    Its a very calm beautiful place well maintained. Nature lovers will love the place. We were a group of 10 people everyone loved the property. Kids loved the trampoline :). The kitchen was wonderful with all modern equipment. Fire place was too hot :) bath rooms were well maintained. we only had problems with the beds they were not very comfortable. Rest all was just excellent. Just for information Cell phone reception was not available but there was Internet which is more than handy :)

    stabreez 100%|1x Sep 2017

  • The location is very far from my original place but getting there...

    The location is very far from my original place but getting there is worth it. the house is lovely and warm on winter. I definitely will come back.

    BerylF 100%|3x Sep 2017

  • An absolutely stunning place to stay at

    An absolutely stunning place to stay at. It fitted the 10 of us in very comfortably. Beautiful surroundings and fun being on a farm with lots to do. Highly recommend.

    annaon541 100%|14x Aug 2017

  • lovely accommodation and location for family holiday

    lovely accommodation and location for family holiday. lots of animals and walks to interest the kids and games room a bonus for adults

    melissamu9 100%|1x Aug 2017

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