Haven: Ruapehu Accommodation - great value

Bach or holiday home | Raurimu | #2733

9.2/10 (42 ratings)
  • 9 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 7 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


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 and 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 andamp; dried before departure.

NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave; Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Narrow single bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 3

    2 x Narrow single bed

  • Bedroom 4

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 5

    2 x Narrow single bed


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*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 (138)

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  • All set up with everything you need and was close to the...

    All set up with everything you need and was close to the event we were attending. Plenty of room for everyone.

    NicolaCl8 new member Nov 2018

  • I first chose Haven because it was the most affordable accommodation I...

    I first chose Haven because it was the most affordable accommodation I could find close to the mountains for my large group. We loved our stay there, and Julie was great to work with. Would recommend this place to anybody.

    Cameron S. Oct 2018

  • We had a great time at the heaven , the house feels...

    We had a great time at the heaven , the house feels like a far away home , the kids had lots if fun , lots of kids books and space for them to play . We would definitely go back .

    tatiry538 Oct 2018

  • Hi had a great time and the place suits us very well...

    Hi had a great time and the place suits us very well however unfortunately the last people to stay had left a dirty nappy and a meat container in the bin under the sink! The smell was horrific and I had trouble with dry retching when I cleaned it out and disposed of it,. The rest of the house was clean so such a shame that they forgot the rubbish.

    RoseMarieEd2 new member Aug 2018

  • Very well equipped bach accommodation

    Very well equipped bach accommodation. Very warm with the fire and heaters in each room. Great well equipped kitchen and handy to have 2 toilets with a larger group. The drying room was a bonus too.

    JamesCl5 100%|1x Aug 2018

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