The Tree House @ Wood Pigeon Lodge

Chalet | Raurimu | #21076

9.9/10 (14 ratings)
  • 5 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Astounding views
  • Secluded
  • Romantic

Immerse yourself in The Tree House set in this romantic and tranquil bush setting.

It sits aloft from where you can laze upon the deck, gaze upon the sparkling waters of the Tepure Stream below (which is full of trout) or across to the volcanoes of the Central Plateau in the Dual World Heritage Tongariro National Park.

The cabin delights in excitement, offers seclusion and provides inspiration from its design and setting while the quiet access road is far below.

It generates its own electricity - sourcing energy from the wind and the sun which is in keeping with the self-sufficient philosophy of its owners. The woodstove provides the heating as well as the oven, and the cook-top adds to its romantic appeal. Bottled gas is also used for cooking and water heating.

It is only 3 minutes’ drive to the nearest cafe and bar, and 15 from the world-famous and iconic Chateau Tongariro. The Whakapapa skifield and Tongariro Alpine Crossing are a mere 20 minutes’ drive away.

Because of its rural aspect the pressures of urban life are long forgotten.

An occasional passing train far below, as it approaches The Raurimu Spiral, seems to be a model railway. A second view shows the same train nearing the top level of The Spiral as it heads south to Wellington. These views never fail to fascinate even those who normally have no interest in trains.

We have some mountain bikes you can use for free.

The Tree House at Wood Pigeon Lodge is one of three speciality lodges on the property. It may be rented in conjunction with The Hut or The Barn, if you are part of a larger group. All three offer peace and quiet, are placed apart from one another and are unique in their style.

Stay in The Tree House and you will never want to leave.

Special conditions: The Tree House's tariff is based on 2 people. Additional guests are charged $20 per person per night. The property is suitable for able bodied adults and children older than about 8 because one room is a loft and accessed by a ladder. There are 50 steps through the bush from the car park to The Tree House, a torch is recommended if arriving after dark. A minimum 2 night stay except where there is a one night gap between existing bookings. The Tree House is not serviced daily.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Cot available
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Loft

    1 x Split Queen

  • Lounge

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); 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.

*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 (14)

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  • Wonderful views, very comfortable

    Wonderful views, very comfortable. Well equipped kitchen, and also supplied with games, good quality radio, good wifi. You wouldn't get the views without the steps, but if you're not good with steps you may want to consider Tim's other properties instead

    NickMo16 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • A beautiful spot and an amazing little cabin up in the trees...

    A beautiful spot and an amazing little cabin up in the trees to base our ski trip out of.

    richls557 100%|3x Aug 2017

  • A 1

    A 1 . Accomodation and location very nice .

    RobertBu11 100%|1x Oct 2016

  • The Tree house is an absolute beauty and a perfect place for...

    The Tree house is an absolute beauty and a perfect place for cabin lovers. We were on our Skiing trip and staying here just enriched our experience a whole lot. Perfect getaway place for family.

    GauravG 100%|2x Oct 2016

  • A wonderful retreat in the tree tops

    A wonderful retreat in the tree tops.

    kirsan359 100%|8x Aug 2015

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