Kakahi Adventure Lodge

Lodge | Owhango | #32832

9.7/10 (7 ratings)
  • 7 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 7 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


We offer a comfortable homestead, sleeps up to 7. In Kakahi, a sleepy village in the adventure playground of Ruapehu.

Our 257sqm, C J Allen Homestead is the oldest house in Kakahi, built in 1905. A few renovations later sees the house as comfortable, well positioned and inviting. The historic village of Kakahi is well known for it's trout fishing, Manu's authentic country general store, the glow worm cutting, and inspiring acclaimed New Zealand artist Peter McIntyre.

Kakahi is an easy drive to many adventures in the region. Kakahi Adventure Lodge provides a place where time stands still. The lodge sits at one end of the village, is private, sunny and peaceful. The night sky is vast and unspoiled by light pollution.

You will enjoy the following facilities; log fire, heat pump, electric blankets, linen and bedding. Fully equip kitchen, including breadmaker, microwave, crock pot, yoghurt maker, and large fridge. Washing machine, freezer, library, games, cleaning products.. Fire wood, beer fridge, bbq, outdoor chairs and tables, picnic settings, tent sites, blokes party shed - ladies allowed.

Kakahi is a small, sleepy, friendly village that will call you back time and again. A wave to all and frequent visits to Manu's shop are must do activities!

Pick up can be arranged from the Taumarunui bus station or the National Park railway station.

The driveway to the lodge should be entered and exited from the village end of Waitea Branch Road. Cars pulling out of the driveway straight across the road are risking a collision with a car coming round the corner. ALWAYS exit to the eastern, or village side of the driveway.

Fishing Waters

Whakapapa River 2k

Wanganui River 2k

Ongarue River 25k


19k south of Taumarunui

18k north of National Park

71k west of Turangi

46k to Wakapapa Ski Field

Extras: Linen (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • 2nd bedroom

    1 x Narrow single bed
    1 x Queen bed

  • 3rd bedroom

    2 x Narrow single bed

  • Master bedroom

    1 x Cot
    1 x Narrow single bed
    1 x Queen 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 (7)

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  • Love it! Funky bach in funky village

    Love it! Funky bach in funky village. Will be back soon (and I'll bring my fishing rod).

    stuaon440 100%|3x Jul 2018

  • Fantastic quiet location handy to nearby fishing spots

    Fantastic quiet location handy to nearby fishing spots.

    donor290 100%|7x Jun 2018

  • Very nice tidy lodge with cool 70's style

    Very nice tidy lodge with cool 70's style. Great stay and would highly recommend

    JRob171 100%|6x May 2017

  • very good

    very good

    PETERHA48 100%|3x Feb 2017

  • The location was great - it was nice to be outside National...

    The location was great - it was nice to be outside National Park and to have a direct route to Ruapehu.

    LoganF 100%|9x Sep 2016

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