Kakahi Adventure Lodge

Cottage | Owhango | #32832

9.7/10 (6 ratings)
  • 7 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 8 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Whakapapa and Whanganui rivers are within walking distance for excellent fly fishing
  • A half hour drive to the Timber Trail, Tongariro Crossing, ski fields, 42 Traverse, and great fun!
  • Full facilities, including kayaks and other outdoor equipment. Friendly, local hosts nearby

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, heaters in all rooms, 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 coalrange, hangi hole, forge, fish smoker, outdoor chairs and tables, picnic settings, various camping equipment, tent sites, kayaks, life jackets and helmets, wetsuits, swingball, blokes party shed - ladies allowed. Local guides available. 4x4, 6 seater truck, capable of carrying 6 motorcycles or 2 quads, available for pick up or recovery. Selection of tools on request.

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.

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

Special conditions: We can provide Hangi for groups of 6 or more. Please indicate at the time of booking if you would like this. Charges apply.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Cot available
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Highchair
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Shower (outdoor)
  • Special events venue
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • End room

    A smaller room but still ample space to move around. The room faces the garden and gets full afternoon sun.

    1 x Queen bed

  • Master bedroom

    a large room that contains a double bed and a single bed. This room has an ensuite with toilet and shower. Pleasant outlook into the back yard. Lots of afternoon sun.

    1 x Cot
    1 x Double bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Middle room

    Authentic 70's decor with 2 single beds. Looks out onto the garden and gets lots of afternoon sun.

    2 x Single bed

  • Sun room

    Combined living/sleeping area,The sun room has a couple of day beds in it that are ideal for those lazy afternoon naps, very comfy!

    2 x Narrow single bed


Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)

*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 (6)

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  • Fantastic quiet location handy to nearby fishing spots

    Fantastic quiet location handy to nearby fishing spots.

    donor290 100%|6x 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%|5x 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%|8x Sep 2016

  • Kakahi is a very peaceful place to stay

    Kakahi is a very peaceful place to stay. Beautiful with glimpses of the snow covered mountains. Mike was helpful about the fishing and Manu at the store sold me a couple of killer nymphs. Fishing was great and the Whakapapa River is only a short drive away.

    martce205 100%|3x Jun 2016

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