Riverlea Cottage and Art Stay Taumarunui Ruapehu

Bach or holiday home | Taumarunui | #2902

7.9/10 (9 ratings)
  • 9 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 11 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Just over 30 minutes to the base of the Mountain.

Sleeps a maximum of 9 people.

Riverlea Cottage has the the advantage of being only 3 hours from Auckland Manukau City. The closest Alpine town to Auckland. Available throughout the year.

This comfortable country style home with attractive decor is the ideal winter retreat and caters small or larger groups. Ideal for budget family ski holidays.

Riverlea has a relaxed cosy feel with a lovely warm ambiance. A place where you can lounge around in comfort if you want or get up and get into it. Also comes with two Gas heaters for instant heat and a Wood burner.

It is perfect for those who want all the comforts of home and their own privacy at a budget price. Ideal for a families or groups looking for a slice of rural kiwi life as the house is situated directly next to a farm like setting with open paddocks (a public reserve), Riverlea Cottage is also only 100 metres from the beautiful Wanganui River. The setting is extremely tranquil and peaceful. Typically the only thing you'll hear in the morning is the occasional warbling of magpies (birds).

Riverlea Cottage is close to all the facilities you need to relax, with supermarket, restaurants, movie theatre and more. Also included are a VCR, DVD player, Playstation and Board games for inside days. Dryer and washing machine are also available

The Supermarket in particular is a real plus as National Park only has a garage/convenience store. The lack of a decent supermarket has the tendency to make the cost of your holiday rocket as food and drink is very expensive on the mountain. National Park is a half to 4 hours drive from Manukau City Auckland and Ohakune is 4 and a half to 5 hours from Auckland.

Check out our website on the link below for more photos and links to fun activities available in and around the Central Plateau.

Special conditions:

Upon request we require proof of age for under 25 year olds. We reserve to decline a reservation at our discretion if we believe the risk of damage to the property is to high

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$40.00 per stay); Linen (included);


  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 3

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 4

    8 x Single 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 (39)

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  • This was a step up on the quintessential Kiwi bach that I...

    This was a step up on the quintessential Kiwi bach that I have previously stayed at. The inside has been spruced up nicely with good kitchen and bathroom. All the rooms were clean and comfortable.

    johnec756 100%|1x Mar 2018

  • great location, super comfortable, enjoyed our stay

    great location, super comfortable, enjoyed our stay

    CarolHa26 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • Nice and tidy

    Nice and tidy.

    CindyChuah 100%|3x Dec 2017

  • Super good thanks

    Super good thanks

    ChrisMe16 100%|1x Dec 2017

  • A comfortable house suitable for children with many bedrooms and beds

    A comfortable house suitable for children with many bedrooms and beds. Roomy with TV etc. Very good value for money. Quite location. We'll come back again.

    angees12 100%|1x Apr 2014

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