Haven: Ruapehu Accommodation - great value

Bach or holiday home | Raurimu | #2733

9.3/10 (29 ratings)
  • 9 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 7 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • 20 min to Whakapapa ski field
  • 40 min to Turoa ski field

Plenty of room, Freeview TV, great woodburner, home theatre, awesome drying room and NO BUNKS. Come and make the most of the "Adventure Plateau", with Haven as your base. In Spring/Summer you can sit out on the large deck and watch the sun go down over the flowering dogwoods, with the river babbling in the background and warbling tui's and bellbird's doing their last rounds. When it gets cooler, snuggle up around the fire with a glass of mulled wine and a good book, play cards or bring along your favourite DVD movies.

For the more active, Haven is nestled between the world heritage Tongariro National Park, Tongariro Forest Park, and only a stones throw away from the Whanganui National Park, Haven offers an awesome base for your Central Plateau adventures.

Raurimu is home to the world famous Raurimu Spiral (2nd level visible from the front porch), and is only 20 mins to Whakapapa ski field, 40 mins to Turoa ski field, and about 20 mins to the nationally renowned Taumarunui Golf Course.

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is rated the best one day trek in New Zealand, and listed by many as one of the top-ten day treks in the world. Haven is the perfect base for the Crossing, and Plateau Shuttles can pick you up from Haven in the morning, transport you to the start of the track, and pick you up at the other end. You could prepare your meal in the slow-cooker before you leave, and have it ready and waiting for you when you return.

But wait, there's more (sorry, no Ginsu knives), Central Plateau offers the best mountain biking in the North Island (42nd Traverse, Fishers Track, John MacDonald Loop), skiing, snow boarding, mountain climbing, hot pools (Tokaanu), climbing wall, trout fishing, horse riding, quad biking, paintball, tramping, kayaking, rafting, scenic flights, natural history, hiking, canoeing, easy day walks, art & crafts, restaurants, pubs, Lord of the Rings filming locations, Waiouru Army Museum, Tongariro Crossing, summit climbs, bird watching.

Special conditions: Two night minimum. Bed linen available upon request - $20 / night - must be washed & dried before departure.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 3

    2 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 4

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 5

    2 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Year round 2010
24-Jul-17 to 31-Dec-17
$190/night $190/night
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
01-Jan-18 to 24-Oct-18
$190/night $190/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 (123)

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  • Cottage is nice and tidy, music system is really awesome, better to...

    Cottage is nice and tidy, music system is really awesome, better to go.

    GaneshHarikaG new member Jul 2017

  • We all absolutely loved staying at Haven

    We all absolutely loved staying at Haven. Totally cool vibe. We were stoked it was cold enough to be able to use the log burner. Handy as to do the Tongariro Crossing. Feels like a home away from home :)

    SueB46 100%|3x Apr 2017

  • Very well set up for largish groups and raurimu is always handy...

    Very well set up for largish groups and raurimu is always handy for whakapapa. separation of kitchen and lounge and bedrooms makes it ideal for a mix of early and late risers

    PhilP869 100%|3x Oct 2016

  • Very good location close to the mountain/ski fields

    Very good location close to the mountain/ski fields

    AstridKo1s new member Aug 2016

  • We love staying in this house: awesome fireplace, heaters in every room,...

    We love staying in this house: awesome fireplace, heaters in every room, big dining table, lots of couch, 2 bathrooms, entertainment for children, drying room and close distance to whakapapa ski field. It's perfect for us 2 families (8 people).

    wulandari 100%|1x Jul 2016

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